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How to Clean Vinyl Fence

Care & Maintenance

While DFS Vinyl Products™ resists most common household stains, it will become dirty like any other product that is exposed to atmospheric conditions. If the fence becomes dirty it is important to clean it.

Chalk may also accumulate on the surface. This is a normal condition for all pigmented materials which are constantly exposed to sunlight and the elements.

Soil, grime and chalk can be simply removed with the help of your garden hose and a bucket of soapy water. Always test cleaner on an inconspicuous area before full use.

Mildew may be a problem in some areas. It appears as black spots on surface dirt and is usually first detected in areas not subjected to rainfall, such as under eaves and porch enclosures. For removal, prepare a solution as shown.

Mix together:

  1. 1/3 cup detergent (Tide, for example)
  2. 2/3 cup Trisodium Phosphate (Soilax, for example)
  3. 1 quart 5% Sodium Hypochlorite (Clorox, for example)
  4. 3 quarts of water

The chemical agents referenced herein may be hazardous to the user or to the environment. Be sure to follow all precautions and warnings on the product label, and particularly those which may be necessary to prevent personal injury.

How to clean a vinyl fence with a bucket of soap and water

Please dispose of these chemical agents in a manner prescribed by the manufacturer. If you are unsure how to use or how to dispose of these chemical agents, contact the manufacturer of these products for instructions.

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