Many people are not sure how to clean a fence. There are several ways to clean a fence depending on the material it is made of, but regardless of that, it will definitely require some cleaning materials and elbow grease.
To clean your fence you will need the following cleaning materials and equipment:
- Garden hose
- Bucket of warm clean water
- Cleaning agent
- Sponges, clothes and brush
- Power Washer
There might be many reasons why you should perform a fence cleaning , but mainly your goal will be to remove dirt and mould. To start the cleaning get your cleaning agent and spray the fence all over with it. Leave it for a little while and then start scrubbing with the sponge. For tougher stains which cannot be cleaned with a sponge, use the brush by going over each dirty mark. If you are not completely satisfied with the results, repeat the process using the bucket of warm water mixed with a soap, until all the dirt has gone. To remove mould, you can either use a mould cleaner or a mixture of bleach and warm water. When you are done with the cleaning, it is time to rinse the dirt with the hose and clean water and let the fence air dry. To do a light wiping down, you can use a cloth or a sponge.
For some types of garden fences, a jet washing might be the best solution. They are powerful and remove dirt without the need of using any cleaning products. These fences usually are the wooden ones and they also need to be protected with a wood stain to reduce the amount of cleaning needed and extend their life.
For maximum results, it is recommended you clean your fence at least once every year, but every home owner should better know when his own fence requires cleaning. If cleaning fence is something you don’t know how to do or you don’t have the necessary tools and materials, there are local domestic cleaning companies which will be able to help for a small fee. They have experience teams of cleaners who bring their own cleaning products and equipment and do the job quickly and efficiently.