How to Clean Scuff Marks on PVC Fence


From kids kicking the fence, to accidentally running the lawn mower into it or your teenager tapping the fence with the car, scuff marks on inevitably found on your PVC fence. PVC fencing, or vinyl fencing, is relatively low maintenance with regular cleaning. No harsh chemicals are needed to remove the scuff marks from the fencing and you don't have to hire a cleaning service.

Things You'll Need

  • Water hose
  • Lacquer thinner
  • Bucket
  • Latex gloves
  • Nose mask
  • Clean rag or shop towel
  • Glass jar (optional)
  • Funnel (optional)
  • Spray the PVC fencing with water to clean off any loose dust and dirt.

  • Pour a container of lacquer thinner into a bucket. Wear latex gloves and a nose mask to keep the lacquer thinner off of your hands and to keep from breathing in the chemical.

  • Dip a clean rag or shop towel in the bucket.

  • Remove the rag or shop towel from the bucket and wring out excess lacquer thinner.

  • Scrub the scuff marks off the PVC fencing with the lacquer thinner-soaked rag or shop towel.

  • Continue scrubbing the PVC fencing with the rag or shop towel until all the scuff marks are gone.

  • Spray the fence with the water to remove any lacquer thinner residue.

  • Pour any remaining lacquer thinner into a glass jar that has a lid or use a funnel to guide the chemical back into its original container.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not get the lacquer thinner on your skin or in your eyes---it will cause irritation.
  • Do not dilute the lacquer thinner.

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