How to Remove Stains From a White PVC Fence

PVC—a rigid vinyl—is a popular choice for fencing. PVC fences require little maintenance, are durable and can last for many years. PVC fencing is available in a variety of styles and colors, with white being the most popular choice. Since fencing is outside contending with the wind, rain and other elements; the fence is bound to get dirty, dingy and need a thorough cleaning. Cleaning your white PVC fence can restore its prestige look.

White PVC fencing is a popular choice for homeowners.

Step 1

Spray your PVC fence with a water hose to remove surface dirt, dust and other debris.

Step 2

Create a solution 2 tbsp. of a mild dish-washing liquid to 1 gallon of water.

Step 3

Saturate a sponge in the mixture. Scrub the fence with the sponge.

Step 4

Fill a bucket or container with cool water. Add ½ cup of bleach to the water.

Step 5

Dip a clean cloth into the bleach-water mixture. Scrub the stains with the cloth until they are gone. Alternatively, sprinkle baking soda onto a damp cloth and scrub the stained areas. Unlike bleach, baking soda will not harm the vegetation that is near the PVC fence.

Step 6

Apply distilled white vinegar to a cloth. Gently scrub rust stains on the fence until they disappear.

Step 7

Rinse the fence off with a water hose. Start at the bottom of the fence and work your way up to prevent streaking.