A wood fence is a classic choice for fences all around the world. They come in many shapes, size, colors, and styles. Everything from gorgeous hardwoods to fragrant cedars have been used as fencing. But how do you keep your fence clean?
How to Clean Your Wooden Fence
Cleaning a wood fence doesn’t have to be very difficult at all, depending on what type of cleaning you need to do and how much fencing you need to clean. Most wood fences can be cleaned with a water hose or pressure washer, bleach or a wood cleaning solution, and if you want to be extra careful, plastic sheets to put on your grass to protect it.
You want to completely clean your fences every three to five years. More often, and the harsh chemicals of the soap and the power of the pressure washer can damage the wood; and less, and the build of debris and dirt and cause wood rot or warping.
Follow these Simple Steps
Here are some steps to clean and stain your wood fence:
- If you’re using the protective plastic sheeting for the grass, lay it down on the grass before you start applying any solutions to your fence. This protects the grass from any chemicals that may be in the cleaner.
- Mix up 1 part bleach and 2 parts water in a large bucket. In place of the water/bleach combination, you can also buy professional wood cleaning solution to use in the cleaning of your wooden fence. If you use the wood cleaning solution, apply it and allow it to soak until you notice your wood fence brighten.
- Use a power washer or hose to wash off your wooden fence. For tougher stains, it might be better to use the power washer.
- After washing the wood fence off, allow it to air dry. If there are still issues of the fence not being bright enough or mold, repeat the steps above as necessary.
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