If your vinyl 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 from your vinyl fence with the help of your garden hose and a bucket of soapy water. Always test your 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.

CAUTION: Greater concentrations may cause damage to the vinyl materials.

Mix together:

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