PVC---a rigid vinyl---is a popular choice for fencing. PVC fences require little maintenance, are durable and can last for many years. PVC fencing is available in a variety of styles and colors, with white being the most popular choice. Since fencing is outside contending with the wind, rain and other elements; the fence is bound to get dirty, dingy and need a thorough cleaning. Cleaning your white PVC fence can restore its prestige look.
Things You'll Need
- Water hose
- Mild dish-washing liquid
- (2) 5-Gallon buckets or containers
- Distilled white vinegar
Spray your PVC fence with a water hose to remove surface dirt, dust and other debris.
Create a solution 2 tbsp. of a mild dish-washing liquid to 1 gallon of water.
Saturate a sponge in the mixture. Scrub the fence with the sponge.
Fill a bucket or container with cool water. Add ½ cup of bleach to the water.
Dip a clean cloth into the bleach-water mixture. Scrub the stains with the cloth until they are gone. Alternatively, sprinkle baking soda onto a damp cloth and scrub the stained areas. Unlike bleach, baking soda will not harm the vegetation that is near the PVC fence.
Apply distilled white vinegar to a cloth. Gently scrub rust stains on the fence until they disappear.
Rinse the fence off with a water hose. Start at the bottom of the fence and work your way up to prevent streaking.
Tips & Warnings
- Wear rubber gloves when working with bleach to prevent skin irritation.
- Photo Credit Colonial White Fence in Bennington Vermont image by Jorge Moro from Fotolia.com
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