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Spring Cleaning For Your Fence

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Get ready for spring with a little spring cleaning elbow grease!

It’s warm! It’s warm, it’s warm, it’s warm! We’re going to have to battle with the indecisiveness of March before we get to the really good stuff — the (hopefully) consistent warmth of late April and May — but there’s an “80°F” in the forecast for tomorrow, so we’re going to go ahead and run with the excitement for now. Aside from the warmth of spring, call us crazy, we also get pretty excited for spring cleaning. As far as your fence goes, here’s how to include it in your spring cleaning to-do list.

Bath Time!

Obviously the first step in spring cleaning is, you know, the cleaning part. After a long, harsh winter, during which it probably didn’t get much love, your fence could use a good scrub-down. There are different ways to go about this depending on the type of fence you have, so here’s a brief rundown, from easiest to most intensive.

  • Metals: This includes ornamental steel and aluminum as well as chain links. All you need is a hose and a soft scrub brush, and soap is optional. You’ll usually be fine just spraying it off with a hose, but stubborn visible dirt could need a quick scrub. This is a great spring cleaning chore for the little ones around the house.
  • Vinyl: Vinyl is also a piece of cake. You’ll be fine with a bucket of soapy water, a hose, and a soft scrubbing device, but a spray bottle of vinyl cleaning solution couldn’t hurt. Make sure your scrubbing device won’t create and scratches, though.
  • Wood: A hose and scrubbing works but a power washer is better, just be sure you know what you’re doing with that water pressure because it can and will cut into your wood if you’re not careful. If you’re re-staining, go a step further with wood cleaner from a hardware store or a bleach solution made of one part bleach and two parts water. After cleaning your wood fence, consider a seal coat to prevent a lot of potential damage later down the road.

Spring Tune-Up

Spring cleaning is a great time to take care of other yard and fence maintenance that might make your fence look and/or feel better. For example, like we briefly mentioned above, a fresh stain or coat of paint can make your fence look new and lively for the spring. Another idea is to trim back any tree branches or shrubs that might encroach on your fence as they grow this spring. That one is good for your plants and your fence.

Spring fever is alive and well in Virginia Beach. Don’t forget to include your fence in your spring cleaning list this month!

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