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Vinyl Fence Care and Maintenance

January 9, 2018

Posted by Ashley VanderWall

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How do you properly care for your vinyl fence?

Outdoor Essentials® vinyl fence is low-maintenance. You’ll have to do very little work, if any, to keep your vinyl fence looking like new.

However, there are a few instances when cleaning may be necessary.

In those cases, here’s how to clean your vinyl fence:

  • To remove dirt or grime:

  • As with most exterior products, our vinyl fence may get dirty when exposed to the elements. If this happens, simply spray the dirt or grime off with a garden hose or power-washer.
    Note on power-washing: Use caution when spraying your fence with a power-washer. We recommend starting at a lower pressure setting and working your way up as needed. If the pressure is too high, you could damage your fence.

    To remove mildew:

    Since the surface of our vinyl fence is smooth and non-porous, it’s difficult for mildew to grow there. However, it may form under the wettest conditions and is easily removed by cleaning it with mild detergent and water.

  • To remove stubborn stains:

  • To remove spots that don’t come off with mild detergent and water, scrub them with a soft-bristled brush and a non-abrasive cleaner, then spray with water.

  • Preventative maintenance:

  • To keep your fence looking crisp and clean year after year, occasionally wash it with a mild detergent and water. You don’t need to do this more than once a year.


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