Fence Cleaning and Maintenance
Fence maintenance can be frustrating if you are not sure how to clean a fence. Regardless if you are trying to find tips about the best way to clean a vinyl fence, wood fence, chain link fence or steel & aluminum fences; This article should teach you everything you must know for appropriate fence upkeep. Let’s get started.
* Wood Stain, NOT PAINT (desirable colour)
* Bleach or wood cleaning solution
* Plastic Sheets (to protect grass under fence) ELECTIVE
Level of Difficulty:
* 4 or 5 – Cleaning Fencing Hemel Hempstead a wood fence could be a little more easy than our mentioned degree of difficulty depending on quantity and the type of cleaning which is taking place.
For maximum results we recommend that you simply clean/re-stain your wood fence – .
IF you’ve got a cedar fence, you may detect that it will begin to turn a grayish color or the paint/stain will begin to lose its brightness and regardless of what kind of wood fence you might have, you may notice a mould begin to develop on the fence. This section of the article will describe how to take care of these problems and get your wood fence looking new!
If you decided to use plastic sheeting to protect your grass, you’ll want to place that on the ground underneath the fence prior to starting any cleaning. (Using plastic sheeting will shield your grass from any harmful chemicals that may maintain the cleaning solutions).
A mixture of “1 part bleach and 2 parts water” is quite common when cleaning wood fences; nevertheless, you may even buy wood cleaning solution from the local hardware store. What you’ll want to do first is allow it to soak in until you see that the fence is becoming brighter and/or clean and use the cleaning solution. You’ll then want to spray the fence off with a water hose (use a power washer for removing old paint or tough spots – make sure power washer is on the widest spray setting and held about 12 inches from fence).
After the fence has been cleaned and sprayed off you may need to allow it to air dry. If it still needs cleaning in certain places after it dries, repeat all these process. Once the fence is clean and dry you’re prepared to use a strain. (If you do not wish to stain a particular colour, you’ll be able to use a wood sealant to ensure the fence will look new for a long time). NOTE: DO NOT USE PAINT ON YOUR OWN WOOD FENCE, INSTEAD USE A STAIN.
Properly use the strain and enable the stain to dry. Your wood fence should now look amazing and brand new. If you use this procedure at least every 3 – 5 years, your wood fence can look beautiful and brand new for quite a long time!