How to Pressure Wash a Fence

Pressure washing fencing can be an effective way to clean and prepare your fence for a fresh coat of stain or paint, or to simply get years of grime off and make it look young and beautiful. 

In this article, we will cover how to power wash a fence, how to pressure wash a vinyl fence, and why pressure washing your fence before staining is important.

How to Power Wash a Fence

Before starting, it is important to gather all the necessary tools and materials. You will need a pressure washer, a cleaning solution or detergent, a garden hose, and safety gear such as eye protection and gloves.

Prep the Area

Start by clearing the area around the fence of any debris, such as branches or leaves. This will help prevent any damage to the fence from flying debris during the pressure washing process.

Next, decide which sections you’re going to start with. Make sure not to pick too large of an area, or else the cleaning solution will dry onto the fence before you get to it. 

Apply the Cleaning Solution

Next, apply a cleaning solution or detergent to the fence. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for diluting the solution and applying it to the fence. Allow the solution to sit on the fence for a few minutes before moving on to the next step.

Pressure Wash the Fence

Attach the pressure washer to a garden hose and adjust the pressure according to the type of fence you are washing. For wooden fences, use a lower pressure setting of around 500-800 psi to prevent damage to the wood. 

Start at the top of the fence and work your way down, using long, sweeping motions to remove dirt and grime. Be careful not to get too close to the fence, as this can cause damage.

Rinse the Fence

Once you have finished pressure washing the fence, use a garden hose to rinse away any remaining dirt or cleaning solution. Be sure to rinse from the top of the fence down to prevent streaking.

Allow the Fence to Dry

Finally, allow the fence to dry completely before applying any stain or paint.

How to Pressure Wash a Vinyl Fence

Vinyl fences are low maintenance and durable, but they still require occasional cleaning to keep them looking their best. The rules for pressure washing a vinyl fence are the same as a wooden fence. Use a low pressure setting of 500-800 psi, work in small sections, and be safe!

Pressure Washing a Fence Before Stain

Pressure washing your fence can be a quick and easy way to clean and prepare it for a fresh coat of stain or paint. Whether you have a wooden or vinyl fence, the process is similar but may require different pressure settings and cleaning solutions.

Just make sure that all dirt and mildew are off of the fence, as well as any old paint or stain. Then, let the fence dry completely before applying new paint or stain.

Pressure washing your fence is a great way to keep it looking its best and prolong its lifespan. With the right tools and techniques, you can easily clean and prepare your fence for a fresh coat of stain or paint. Remember to always follow safety guidelines and manufacturer instructions when using a pressure washer, and take care to protect nearby plants and landscaping from damage.

Power Washing of Tulsa is Here to Help

Don’t feel like buying pressure washing equipment and doing all that work yourself? We can get your fence in tip-top shape for you so all you have to worry about is getting the paint job right. Give Power Washing of Tulsa a call at (918) 406-9682 or email to get your free quote today.

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