How to Clean a White Vinyl Fence Without Using a Power Washer?
If you’ve had a white vinyl fence installed at your home, it’s likely that you’re looking for ways to keep it clean and beautiful. The good news is that there are a few simple and cost-effective ways to do just that.
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First, we recommend hosing down your fence with a garden hose or pressure washer to get rid of any loose dirt and debris that might be hiding beneath the surface. This will help you to see if any of the other cleaning methods are necessary to get your fence looking great again.
Next, spraying a solution of white vinegar with water and soap can remove many stubborn stains without damaging your fence. This method works best when your fence isn’t heavily stained or covered with algae, mold or mildew.
For this step, you can either use a garden hose or a pressure washer with a high-pressure nozzle to spray down your fence. This will help you get rid of any dirt and grime on your vinyl fence that doesn’t come off with a simple hose down.
This is also a great way to remove any mud and rain discoloration on your vinyl fence. You may need to repeat this process if the stain remains, but it’s an excellent way to get your fence looking great again.
Another option for removing hard-to-clean stains on your fence is to use a bleach-based cleaning solution. Bleach is very powerful, but it can be used safely on vinyl if you water it down properly.
The downside to using a bleach-based cleaning solution is that it can cause discoloration or cracking of the vinyl if too much is used. To avoid this, you’ll need to make sure your solution is only one part bleach to five parts water.
If the first two cleaning methods aren’t getting rid of your stains, you may need to consider using a power washer to help give your fence a deeper clean. You’ll need to select a pressure setting that is safe for your fence’s finish and then stand 3-4 feet away from the fence, pointing the pressure washer nozzle at the top of the fence.
You can then work your way down the fence, adjusting the pressure as needed to make sure the grime is washing off. Once you’ve finished, rinse your fence thoroughly with fresh water to remove any leftover chemicals from the process.
Once you’ve finished cleaning, you can now apply a protective coating to your vinyl fence to protect it from the elements. This will prevent rust, mildew and other outdoor contaminants from attacking your vinyl again.
It’s important to remember that while it is possible to get your vinyl fence looking like new again, there are many things that can go wrong when cleaning your fence. If you notice any damage to your fence, you’ll want to call a professional fencing company for assistance. Otherwise, these tips should be enough to give your vinyl fence a deep clean and keep it looking great for years to come!