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How to Clean A Vinyl Fence

How to Clean A Vinyl Fence

Well reputed for both stability and ease of maintenance, vinyl fences are an incredibly popular option for modern homeowners. Unlike wood, which can easily break, warp, or become discolored, vinyl is incredibly durable and can last significantly longer. But even though vinyl is designed to require almost no maintenance, there are still a few things that you can do to ensure that your fence always looks its best. Vinyl fencing is surprisingly easy to clean, and regular cleaning can help keep it looking like new.

Believe it or not, cleaning your vinyl fence is quite simple. While getting dirt and debris out of the tiny spaces in a wooden fence often requires a pressure washer and may even require a sander and some new finish, cleaning your vinyl fence only requires a few things that you should already have around the house. In addition to a garden hose, a bucket, and a rag, all you will need in order to properly clean your vinyl fencing is some ordinary dish soap. You can use as little or as much soap as you like, and you will find that this is all you need to restore the original beauty of your fence.

With your materials gathered, simply add some soap to your bucket of water to make the solution as weak or as strong as you would like. Now simply soak your rag or washcloth and then wring it out a bit. Using just the rag or sponge, wipe the fence to gently remove dirt and other debris from the fence. You will find that very few substances are capable of sticking to vinyl, but that even in these cases, they can typically be removed with gentle scrubbing.

Once you have wiped down your entire fence, there is only one step left to perform. Simply turn on your garden hose and take the time to thoroughly rinse off any soap so that you are not creating a film that makes it easier for debris to stick to your vinyl. Believe it or not, this is all that you need to do. Barring any type of damage, which is incredibly rare with vinyl fences, this is really the only maintenance that you will be required to perform on your fencing, which is what helps to make vinyl one of the most popular fencing material choices for homeowners all over the country these days.