Removing Grass Stains on your Vinyl Fence

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It’s summer, well not officially, but mowing season is in full swing. But what if you have a beautiful vinyl fence around your property? Each time you mow you risk hitting your fence with grass and that in turn can leave unsightly stains on your fence. But don’t get frustrated, our vinyl fences are generally maintenance free and incredibly easy to clean so grass stains on your vinyl fence should be gone with little effort.

First you should remove debris, loose grass and weeds that may be stuck to the fence.

Clean the area around your fence and be sure it is free from any accumulated debris. As organic materials decay they can actually leave unsightly grass stains on your vinyl fence. These stains can be removed with a good cleaning solution and a bit of elbow grease. As you are removing debris, trim back any vegetation that may be growing around the fence that you can’t reach with your mower.

Next, just hose it off

Use your garden hose and attach a nozzle. Give the fence a good rinsing by using the pressure setting on your nozzle to get off any additional grit. Any stains that did not come off during the rinse can be removed with a cleaning solution, a cloth, and water.

Use Cleaning Solution

The general cleaning solution is a bucket of warm water with some dish washing liquid added. You may use a non-abrasive scrubbing pad for stubborn stains and rinse when you’re done.

What you need to Remove grass stains on your Vinyl Fence

  • Wood or plastic scraper – Use this to remove excess debris from the fence that has hardened on your fence.
  • Soft cloths – Moisten a soft cloth and gently rub the stained area. Do not apply too much pressure.
  • Rubber gloves – Protect your hands with rubber gloves

I would not use anything abrasive if you don’t have to. While it might help get the stain off as a quick fix method the previously smooth vinyl surface could become scratched and damaged. That means your fence will get dirty even faster and become much more difficult to clean. If thorough scrubbing with a soft cloth or brush and soapy water can’t get it off at first just add a little elbow grease!