Tips to Make Fence Cleaning Quick & Easy
If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t give much thought to your fence until it’s time to clean it. But a little regular maintenance can go a long way toward keeping your fence looking its best. Here are some tips to make fence cleaning quick and easy. Thanks for reading!
Sweep away any debris, such as leaves or twigs, that have accumulated on the fence.
Removing debris from a fence is an important part of long-term maintenance. A build-up of leaves and twigs can result in damage to the fence’s surface, or even decay of its structure over time. As such, it is imperative that regular cleaning is undertaken as part of a comprehensive workflow. Sweeping away any debris – such as leaves or twigs – that have accumulated on the fence will help keep it looking good and functioning properly for longer.
Use a hose to spray down the fence and remove any dirt or grime.
Using a hose to spray down your fence can quickly and efficiently remove any dirt and grime that has built up over time. The process is simple; first, attach the hose to an outside tap, then begin spraying down the fence from top to bottom or side to side. This method of cleaning your fence not only removes any debris or dirt but is also milder on the wood so it helps protect the wood fibers without extra scrubbing or brushing. Once done, you will be able to enjoy your freshly cleaned fence and marvel at its new-found vibrancy!
If there are any stubborn stains, use a mixture of water and vinegar to clean them off.
When it comes to fence cleaning, stubborn stains don’t stand a chance. A simple mixture of water and vinegar is enough to tackle most unsightly blemishes, leaving your fence fresh and clean. For tougher stains, the solution may take longer to take effect – but persevere: with regular scrubbing and an extra helping of elbow grease, these hard-to-shift spots can be banished in no time. Don’t let your fence’s aesthetic suffer due to stubborn stains – use water and vinegar for a bright and beautiful clean.
Rinse the fence with clean water once you’re finished cleaning it.
After you’ve applied the cleaning solution to your fence, it’s important to rinse it completely with clean water. Doing so will make sure you remove any remaining dirt and cleaning solution, leaving behind a clean and pristine fence that makes your landscape look great. Additionally, rinsing will prevent any residues from staining the surface of your fence or causing fast-aging. Make sure you thoroughly rinse with clean water for the best results!
Allow the fence to air dry completely before applying any sealant or paint.
Properly cleaning a fence before undertaking any painting or sealing projects is essential to creating a finished product that will last. To ensure a thorough clean, carefully power wash the entire surface of the fence. Once completed, allow the fence ample time to air dry completely; depending on the weather it may take hours to fully dry. If additional cleaners are used during the washing process, then complete rinsing must occur and be done prior to drying. For best results, utilize a cloth for a final rinse of soap residue to promote even drying and prepare for sealant or paint application.
Fence cleaning is an important part of maintaining your home’s curb appeal. By following these simple steps, you can easily keep your fence looking neat and tidy. If you have any questions about fence cleaning or would like to schedule a service, please contact us today. We would be happy to help you maintain the beauty of your home!