How To Keep Vinyl Fences Clean With Household Products?

How To Keep Vinyl Fences Clean With Household Products?

Did you know you can clean vinyl fences and regain their pristine look by applying certain household products like bleach and vinegar? Duramax’s supremely engineered vinyl fences are designed to be low maintenance, look great to boot, and DIY installation is affordable. However, just like any other fence materials, vinyl fences tend to get dirty and call for occasional cleaning. The good news is that you need not spend a fortune on cleaning and maintaining vinyl fences. Your household cleaning products are enough to keep your fences looking fresh and new for months.

Here, we will discuss six effective methods that will make cleaning vinyl fences a breeze. 

How to Clean Vinyl Fences?

Different household products like vinegar, soap, and even bleach can come in handy for cleaning vinyl fences. 

Our exquisite vinyl fences can boost the aesthetic appeal of your backyard or lawn like never before and are pretty low-maintenance as well. So, far as maintenance is concerned, they only require occasional cleaning, as they don’t tend to get dirty quickly. Here, we have mentioned some effective methods you can use to clean them. Let’s take a look at them. 

Garden Hose: If your vinyl fence is not enveloped with a thick layer of mildew or mold and is only slightly dirty, cleaning the vinyl fences with a garden hose would be wise. A household garden hose would best fit the role. 

The Step-by-Step Procedure Set your garden hose to the spray mode. A high-pressure nozzle fitted in the hose can more efficiently remove grime and dust from the fence. 

Point the jet of the hose towards the fence top and start cleaning it upside down. Doing this will remove any rain, mud discoloration, superficial grime, and dust from the fence. 

Next, use a cleansing cloth to dry wipe the fence and thus regain its pristine look. 

Common Soap and Water: One of the best methods of vinyl fence cleaning among many fence owners is to use good old soap and water to clean them. If applied on a regular basis, soap, and water can remove most dirt stains from our vinyl fences. 

The Step-by-Step Procedure 

Take around a gallon of water and mix one tablespoon of dish soap with it. 

After that, it is advisable to take a hose with a pre-fitted nozzle and gently spray the mixture on the vinyl fence.

The stubborn stains can be easily removed from the vinyl fences by cleaning with a clean microfiber cloth. Post this, rinse it with clean water. 

Vinegar: Vinegar is a very good and effective DIY fence cleaner. This common household material can work wonders in giving your fence a pristine look. 

The Step-by-Step Procedure

Mix 1 ½ cups of white vinegar with about one gallon of water in a bucket. You can also add dishwashing soap to this mixture. This combination can be highly effective if the vinyl fence has little dirt. 

If the vinyl fence has accumulated layers of dust over the years, mix more vinegar into the water. Adding concentrated acetic acid to the mixture can also reap fruitful results. Here, you should note that too much vinegar can damage your vinyl fence. 

Next, take a washing cloth, dip it in the solution, and use it to remove stains from the fence. You can also take a nozzle where you can fill this mixture and spray it all over the fence. 

Now, take a bucket of water and wipe off the solution from the vinyl fence thoroughly. 

Hydrogen Peroxide Bleach: This is another good tried, and tested method of cleaning vinyl fences that do work. However, you should only use bleach on vinyl fences if the stains are stubborn and can’t be removed easily. 

You should always use bleach that is hydrogen-peroxide based and not one that is chlorine-based. This is because the former not just reap better results but is eco-friendly as well. 

The Step-by-Step Procedure 

As per the CDC recommendation, you should use a 16:1 ratio of bleach and water for cleaning purposes. This is the ideal ratio for removing fungus and mold from vinyl surfaces. One cup of bleach in a gallon of water can help achieve the desired ratio. 

You can pour this mixture inside a spray bottle or a pump to clean your fence. Take a brush to remove the stubborn stains. Finally, rinse off the fence with clean water. 

Use A Pressure Washer: If your vinyl fence is spotless, you can use a pressure washer to clean it. This device is known for cleaning surfaces in half the time that is needed for other methods and thus can be one of your best investments. 

You will find different types of pressure washers available on the market. While some run on electricity, some are gas-powered. Choose one that suits your purpose best. 

The Step-by-Step Procedure

It is advisable to use the nozzle-type of pressure washer for water ejection. Begin with a small portion of the fence, and clean it upside down.

Hold the nozzle 3 feet away from the vinyl fence firmly and direct the beam of water in a perpendicular direction.Make sure first to wet the fence, post which you can add cleaning solutions to the washer, and spray the fence with it.

The washing solution should sit on your fences for at least three to four minutes to dissolve the grime and dirt properly. You might have to scrub the fence off with a washcloth if it has stubborn stains.

Using a bristle brush can come in handy. Now, switch the pressure washer to rinse mode and rinse the fence with clean water upside-down. 

Final Take: 

The aforementioned techniques can go a long way in maintaining the pristine look of vinyl fences. If you are planning on installing top-notch vinyl fences, you are in the right place. We at Duramax offer a wide range of vinyl fence designs, like vinyl pool fences, vinyl ranch rail fences, vinyl privacy fences, vinyl semi-privacy fences, vinyl wall toppers, and others, at highly affordable rates. Check out the different options available and choose one that suits your needs and preferences the best.

We also take orders for customized vinyl fences. Place your order today, and we will ensure shipping in approximately two weeks. Ask for a free quotation now.

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