Vinyl fences have become increasingly popular in recent years, here in Georgia. They are modern and easy to maintain, if you have the right instructions. Here are 4 simple steps to maintain your vinyl fence in our hot, humid climate.
To begin, you will need to grab a few supplies from your cleaning stash. Your needs are simple:
- garden hose with attached spray nozzle
- household bleach
- dish washing liquid
- old washcloth or towel
- plastic scraper
- large bucket
If your fence is only mildly dirty, the job might call for simple dish washing liquid, but for really tough messes, you can use the bleach and scraper.
Step 1: Wet the Fence
Hose down the entire fence with your garden hose. Afterwards, add a water/dish washing liquid mixture to a bucket. If the stain looks tough, switch out the dish washing soap for bleach instead.
IMPORTANT: Do not allow bleach/water mixture to sit on the fence for very long — rinse well as you clean.
Step 2: Add Some Pressure
Use the spray nozzle for increased water pressure. Just aim that nozzle right at the stain, and wash away.
If the stain looks set-in you should increase the water pressure. If that still doesn’t work, we’ll talk about remedies further down.
Step 3: Wipe Off Your Fence
Use the washcloth/towel to wipe your fence from top to bottom. For lingering stains, as mentioned above, use the plastic scraper to gently scrape them away. Be sure to rotate between scraping and wiping with the washcloth/towel (and wipe a second time to ensure you haven’t left any cleaning solution on the fence.)
Step 4: Repeat As Necessary
Repeat the 3rd step until the fence is clean. Several repetitions may be required to get that bright, shiny look back.
For colored vinyl fences, test a small section of the fence (that is not easy to see) with the bleach/water solution before proceeding to clean the entire fence. You’ll be glad you did so, as some solutions stain colored fences.
Be sure to clean your vinyl fence at least once a year or as often as the dirt and grim require. With the humidity in Georgia, you may find green or grey ick clings in the wetter months. During that season, you may need to clean your fence to remove the ick.
Now that you know what it takes to maintain a vinyl fence, call our friendly staff and purchase one to increase the beauty of your home. Our coverage area is large — We provide fences for homes from Dublin to Columbia, so give us a call or click below to find out how we can help you.