Help! Cleaning Vinyl fence,not harming Flowers/plants!

I need help from my Hometalk family ASAP! The problem is our vinyl fence needs cleaning. My husband and I have a different opinion on how this is done. He wants it clean and so do I. I want it done safely!!!! There is a lot invested in the work of the yard, and I don't want to loose my garden children (flowers,plants,grass). Bring on the more natural and safe!
q help cleaning vinyl fence not harming flowers plants
Please Help! Need to clean fence without Killing my yard!!!!
  14 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 22, 2017
    Use a product called Wet and Forget safe for you surface and garden.
  • Pas17491360 Pas17491360 on Apr 22, 2017
    Rent a power (aka. pressure) washer. Set it on low and use plain water to remove the mold, mildew and dirt. Industrial type pressure washers are very strong, so be sure to start on lowest pressure.
    • Lynn Berry Lynn Berry on Apr 25, 2017
      I agree! My daughter did our house, garage, fence, just about everything she found - haha -- with just a pressure washer & just Plain water...
  • Marina Marina on Apr 23, 2017
    I agree with using the power washer. I use it for my garden and patio.
  • Kim14560194 Kim14560194 on Apr 23, 2017
    If you have spots that are hard to get clean, fix a bucket with liquid dish soap and scrub the areas using a scrub brush. You also might want to cover your plants/flowers with a tarp if you choose to use your power washer.

  • Eda7351622 Eda7351622 on Apr 23, 2017
    Scrubbing Bubbles - spray on, wipe off. Easy!
  • Als15236957 Als15236957 on Apr 23, 2017
    Go to home Depot and get great on vinyl and protects it from mold and mildew
    • Shirley Headley Shirley Headley on May 12, 2017
      My husband just finished cleaning all of the vinyl on our house & the outdoor furniture using Jomax with a pressure washer. Does a great job of cleaning.
  • This is how I cleaned mine. The grass was not harmed in any way.
  • Jkendall Jkendall on Apr 23, 2017
    My husband is a Contractor and we always use diluted bleach (Clorox only)..The cheaper brands do not work. First, wet your plants very well with a hose. Then immediately apply bleach/water with a bug sprayer in sections to the fence. Lastly spray it down with hose. If spots are very bad, you may have to wipe it and rinse it afterwards. He has never once killed a plant :). ....Bleach breaks down very fast! Just a FYI, do not let bleach sit on fencing more than a couple minutes. We usually team up on the house, one with bug sprayer, one with hose.
  • Kay Kay on Apr 23, 2017
    I would use white vinigar and lemmon juice it is very good on mold @ mildew. Be careful to get the mix right! Alternatively Bi Carb of Soda. Mix into a past with a few drops of water apply with a cloth. For stubborn marks use a small brush then rinsh off. Good luck! Kay Adelaide Australia
  • I would put ammonia and dish soap in a hose-end sprayer (used for the garden), hook it up to the hose and spray the fence, and use a scrub brush or mop to scrub. It should do a good job on the fence, AND your plants will LOVE it!
  • Ash22494743 Ash22494743 on Apr 24, 2017
    One of the Readers' Digests emails suggested using WD40 to clean vinyl. I haven't tried it so can't tell you if it really works
  • Als15236957 Als15236957 on May 12, 2017
    We have used Jomax for years and yes it does a fantastic job of cleaning .
  • Als15236957 Als15236957 on May 12, 2017
    I need to know what to clean a vinyl deck with to erase bad scuff marks from patio chairs
  • Terri Terri on Apr 18, 2021

    I no these post are a few years old, however I have white vinyl fence and mine hade never been cleaned. They were quite a few years old and filthy! I used a Mr.Clean sponge! It was time consuming but my plants and grass and everything else was perfectly safe and the fence looked better than it did when it was New!