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Removing Moss and Mildew From Your Wooden Fence


Keeping your fence clean and moss free will help it age better.

Wooden fences are especially susceptible to the problem of mildew and moss. Regularly cleaning is required to make sure that the moss and mildew do not build up too much. However, you also don’t want to use any products that will damage the environment or your fence. So how do you go about getting rid of moss from your fence? With the right techniques and knowledge, it shouldn’t be too difficult.

Dealing with Moss Build-up

Wood fences typically accumulate mold and moss during the wet spring and summer months. If neglected, this can make your wooden fence look quite unsightly. The safest way you can remove moss from a wooden fence is by using strictly water and a scrub brush or a pressure washer. However, if you choose to use a pressure washer you will want to avoid using one with a high PSI, otherwise you may end up damaging your fence. It’s a good idea to test your washer on an inconspicuous area of the fence to see if it will damage the wood before you get started on the rest of the fence.

Further Consideration

If water isn’t enough to fully remove the moss from your fence, you may also try mixing a solution of ½ cup of vinegar or baking soda per gallon of water. Apply the solution to the moss and let it sit for 15 minutes before you scrub and rinse off. If none of these methods work, you may look into finding a stronger solution that’s rated for wood fences. Every fence is different, so this is definitely something you will want to test on a hidden part of the fence before you commit to applying it to your entire fence.

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