Vinyl fences are long lasting and low maintenance. However, they do need a good cleaning every once in a while to prevent the overgrowth of mold, mildew, moss, grime, and stains. Maintaining a clean fence is not only appealing to the eye, but also to your wallet. The better care you take of your fence, the less likely you’ll have to replace it anytime soon. It’s a win-win situation!
Start by removing any organic debris from the fence, including grass, leaves, and sticks. These items can leave stains on the white vinyl. In addition, make sure to keep bushes and shrubs that border the fence trimmed. This can cause stains too.
Simply hose off the fence, starting at the top and working your way down using strong water pressure. You can use a bleach cleaning solution in a spray bottle, or make a 50/50 solution of regular bleach and water. Spray on your special solution and use some good old elbow grease.
If your vinyl fence is another color than white, it is a good idea to test the bleach out first to make sure no discoloration will occur. Then, just rinse the fence when the stains are removed.
If you have mold or algae growing on the base of your fence, you might need to apply a mold treatment. A product called Wet & Forget is EPA registered, non-caustic, non-acidic, and contains no bleach. Add some to water and apply to the fence. This solution is safe around the garden and plants, requires no scrubbing, and is a proactive product made to keep your fence or any outdoor surface looking brand new.