A wood fence provides great privacy for your backyard. Eventually, however, it will need to be cleaned of dirt, mold or algae. Wood is a porous surface so that means that dirt can get deep into the crevices where you can’t see it. This makes a wood fence a bit difficult to clean. In this article, we’ll teach you how to clean a wood fence so you can keep yours in tip top shape.
If you have a , you can easily clean your wood fence by putting it on a light setting so it won’t damage the wood. However, we are going to assume that most of you don’t have pressure washers and tell you the old-fashioned way to get rid of grime, grease and dirt on your wood fence.
- Mix one part bleach to two parts water in a plastic bucket.
- Put gloves on and get a rag. With that rag, apply a generous coat of the bleach mixture to the fence. Let it soak for about 10-15 minutes.
- Use your hose to rinse off the bleach mixture. This will also take off the dirt and grime. Set your hose to a high-pressure setting.
- Allow the fence to dry fully. You may want to put a sheet of plastic or cardboard down beneath the fence if it’s not built into the ground so that water doesn’t pool up. Bleach can wreak havoc on your lawn.
- Inspect the fence. Do touch ups as necessary. If you notice a spot that’s still dirty, you’ll want to scrub these areas away with a sponge or hard-bristled brush that will loosen the dirt.
As you can see, it’s not difficult to clean a wood fence. You can do it in less than an hour. You should probably make time to clean the fence once a season if at all possible. A clean wood fence stays healthy and will last longer.
If you have any questions about your wood fence, give us a call at B.C. Fence. We’re experts. Our number is 512-284-8716.