Typically, homeowners tend to opt for wooden fences because no other type of fence can really beat the aesthetic appeal of a wooden fence.
Unfortunately, wooden fences are susceptible to the elements and can start to look worn down over a period of time.
Excessive sun exposure, wind, and dust all can make your wooden fence look old and worse for wear.
Here are some quick and easy ways to clean your fence so that the next time guests come to your house, they cannot help but stare at your shiny, new fence!
Use a Garden Hose
The first step to cleaning your wooden fence is to clean it using your garden hose. Spray down the length of your entire fence using your garden hose, making sure that you get all of the accumulated surface dust off the fence.
Using a garden hose is a preliminary step to using a pressure washer.
Buy or Rent an Electric Pressure Washer
Once you are done with spraying the entire fence using your hose, it’s time to invest in a pressure washer to get the job done properly.
If you’re entirely new to using a pressure washer, it’s definitely a better idea to invest in an electric washer than a gas one.
Gas washers are typically very powerful, and you may find them difficult to use as a newbie.
Do keep in mind that an electric washer will certainly require a power outlet, so make sure you have one near where your fence is located.
Make Sure To Keep Your Distance
When using a pressure washer, make sure to stand at least a few feet away from the fence and then move slowly towards it.
This is important because too much pressure can actually do more harm to your fence than good. This is particularly relevant if you are using a pressure washer for the first time.
The Nozzle Head Is Important
Generally speaking, a 25-degree, green-tipped nozzle is used for most types of pressure washing. If, however, you discover that your fence has some tough stains, you may want to switch to a 15-degree, yellow-tipped nozzle.
Use Only Cold Water
Typically, most pressure washers come with only cold water settings, but in case they come with both cold and hot water, make sure to opt for the cold water.
This is important because hot water can potentially raise the ‘grain’ of wood, making it more difficult to seal.
Heed Safety Warnings
Make sure that you take care of all safety precautions when washing your fence. This includes proper eye gear and even ear protection as pressure washers can be quite loud.
While you can even attempt to clean your fence by hand, this is not at all recommended because it will take you longer, and you won’t be able to do even nearly a decent enough job.
These were some quick and easy ways to clean your fence. So the next time you have guests coming over, you know just what to do!