Vinyl fencing has many pros and cons. The cons: It’s got expensive upfront prices and most types can’t withstand extreme weather. The pros are that vinyl fencing won’t splinter or rot and it’s easy to maintain.

Another con is that vinyl easily stains. However, the counteracting advantage is that removing stains from vinyl fencing is a simple job.

If having to clean vinyl fencing has stopped you from installing it — worry no longer. Below are a few tips on how to clean your white vinyl fence.

Commercial Vinyl Fence Cleaner

Many people will attest to knowing the best way to clean a fence. That depends on the material, type of fencing, and what you’re trying to remove. Some swear by bleach, but others say it’s too tough and breaks down vinyl.

Commercial vinyl fence cleaners work on iron stains, mold, and tree sap. Their specialized nature means they’re unneeded for dirt and debris.

Garden Hose

Cleaning a vinyl fence can be as simple as hosing it down. Take your water hose to the top of your fence, then work your way down. You may want to use other stronger methods if it doesn’t remove all the grime and dust.

Vinegar Cleaning Solution

You can create a cleaning mixture with white vinegar. It cuts through dirt and algae better than water alone. Mix a half cup of vinegar with a gallon of water and apply to the fence with a sponge or brush.

Once you’ve scrubbed away the dirt, debris, and algae, rinse it off with your water hose. Vinegar is relatively eco-friendly but it’s still acidic. Be careful getting it on plants near the fence.

Soap and Water

Soap and water are part of many people’s white vinyl fence maintenance routines. All it takes is mixing up your cleaning solution and applying it to your fence.

The solution is a tablespoon of soap to a gallon of water. Stir the mixture and apply via a hose, spray bottle, or dip your sponge (or soft bristle brush) into a bucket with the soapy water.

You may want to choose biodegradable soap so you don’t harm nearby plants and landscaping. Once the fence is soapy, rinse it with the hose.

Pressure Washing

Using a pressure washer to remove stains from your vinyl fence won’t require any cleaning solutions and is stronger than a water hose. A pressure washer is often enough to keep your fence looking brand new.

However, most people don’t have a pressure washer. If not, you can buy a high-pressure nozzle for your water hose. It’s cheaper than renting a pressure washer and still works effectively.

Learn How to Clean Your White Vinyl Fence

Many may wonder how to clean your white vinyl fence depending on the materials at your disposal. But these vinyl fence cleaning tips show you can use household items or buy cheap cleaning supplies.

Certified Fencing are not cleaners. But we install, repair, and offer lifetime warranties on our vinyl fencing.

You can trust you’ll receive fencing made of quality materials, at the best rates in the industry. Reach out to get started on your fence installation.