The Dirty Truth

4 Materials
1 Hour

The cottage came with a vinyl picket fence that stretched across the back yard. It's a nice fence, but it was incredibly dirty! As you can see, it was covered in mold, mildew, and a few lichen. Initially, I had no idea how to clean it and I certainly didn't cherish the thought of scrubbing every square inch of a fence that stretched about 60 feet.
Here's the proof
Here's the proof
Then it hit me......bleach! It's used to kill mold all the time! I grabbed the bottle of bleach and a spray bottle, added bleach and warm water in a 1:5 ratio, and sprayed one section of the fence. The grime melted away! I sprayed the next section and then went back to look at the first one.
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Since my husband had already turned off the outside faucets for winter, I went back inside and grabbed a bucket of warm water and a rag. With no scrubbing, the vinyl wiped clean.
The 2 Steps:
1.  Spray with bleach solution.
2.  Wipe clean.  I really think a garden hose would
      work, too.
That's it...short and sweet...and a clean fence!
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Suggested materials:

  • Bleach
  • Water
  • Rag
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Ann|The  Apple Street Cottage

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