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Fence Cleaning Maintenance

It can be difficult to keep a fence clean when you do not know what steps to take. If you want to learn more about how to properly maintain your fence, this article will teach you all you need to. This will break down the steps to cleaning your fence into sections. Each one will include the necessary materials for the job, how you can clean it, and its level of difficulty.


Supplies Needed:

* Hose for water

Use a bucket of soapy or vinyl-cleaning solution.

You can also use soft rags

The soft brush is for dirt and stains that are more difficult to remove.

Vinyl fencing can be relatively simple to clean, though some spots and stains may need a bit of elbow grease or extra cleaning.

Recommended time frame for cleaning vinyl fencing:

To get the best results, you need to clean your fence vinyl at least every 3 – 6 months.


Some reasons you may want to clean your fence include: accumulation of dirt, grass or leaves from cutting grass on the fence; debris left behind after storms and occasionally you’ll notice that a chalky build-up has developed on some parts. The reasons for cleaning your vinyl fence aren’t major, and they can easily be cleaned.

If you have a vinyl fence, it is easy to clean by spraying down the fence with water. But if your fence has some stubborn stains and a water-hose cannot remove them, follow this method. Your fence will be like new each time!

If you plan to use vinyl cleaning solution, which can be bought at your local hardware shop or a bucket filled with soapy water to prepare to clean a fence made of vinyl, or even a mixture of the two options. Pour a bucket full of soapy, fill it with the water you desire and then add a cleaning solution that is environmentally safe. TIP: Check if it’s environmentally friendly ,… The vinyl fence is safe.

Once you’ve got your bucket full of water and soap, you can use the water in it to dampen your soft cloth rag. Then wipe the sections of the fence which need wiping down. You can use a vinyl cleaner spray to spray on areas that require cleaning and then wipe them down using a soft dry rag. Once you have cleaned an area on the fence, use a water hose to rinse off and air dry.

How to Clean & Stain a Wood Fence:

Supplies Needed:

The following items are required: * Power Washer or Water Hose (for cleaning deep and to remove old paint).

Wood Stain. NOT Paint (desired Color)

Use wood or Bleach cleaning solution

* Plastic Sheets to protect grass underneath fence OPTIONAL

Level of difficulty:

It may be easier to clean a wooden fence than the level we mentioned, depending on what type of cleaning you will do and how much.

Cleaning Time for Wood Fences:

To get the best results, we recommend you wash/restain wood fencing every three years.


You might notice that your cedar fence is starting to look grayish or the color of the paint/stain has faded. This can happen regardless of the type of fence. In this section, we will tell you how to get rid of these problems so that your wood fence looks brand-new again.