How to Clean a Vinyl Fence So It Shines!

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There's nothing that can show wear and tear on a yard like a dirty, moldy vinyl fence. It instantly shows that outdoor home maintenance hasn't been on the top of a homeowner's list.


The good news is that making a white PVC fence look like new again doesn't take that much time, effort or money! In fact, it's a pretty quick upgrade that instantly makes the backyard look like new.


Here are 7 ways to quickly clean a fence:


  1. Garden Hose Simply rinse off the fence with a high-pressured spray from a hose.
  2. Vinegar Bath See my recipe for a DIY vinyl fence cleaner using vinegar and water (recipe link below).
  3. Soap and Water Simple, but true. Dish soap works wonders, but make sure you choose a biodegradable kind.
  4. Mr. Clean Magic Erasers These will easily remove stubborn stains, but they might also remove a bit of the glossy finish. Use only where needed.
  5. Store-Bought Fence Cleaner The most expensive of all the options.
  6. Pressure Washer If you already own one, use the lowest pressure setting to blast away mold and mildew.
  7. Bleach Not a great solution for routine maintenance cleaning, but it will remove stains. Be sure you use the proper dilution.


For a DIY vinyl fence cleaner recipe, as well as recipes for homemade cleaning solutions using soap or bleach, visit my blog post 7 Ways to Clean a Vinyl Fence.

Comments (2)

Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Kimberly,  Thank you for sharing the 7 ways to clean off those white vinyl fences.

Very helpful information for many people.

Jul 23, 2021 08:07 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Kimberly Button these are very valuable list of tips for how to clean a vinyl fence so it shines.

Jul 24, 2021 05:12 PM