Believe it or not, iron stains can be among the most common types of stains that appear on vinyl fencing. These stains are common because sprinkler systems are often spraying water all over the fencing, and some water contains large amounts of iron deposits. Removing iron stains from vinyl fencing is something that anyone can and should take the time to do periodically. While vinyl fences may be durable, that doesn't mean that they can't end up looking as shabby as some wood fences.
Since vinyl fencing is an extremely popular choice among homeowners, it's pretty common to see them everywhere you look. However, many people think that because this type of fencing is extremely durable that it doesn't take a whole lot of effort to keep them clean. In order to get your vinyl fences looking like new again, use one of these simply method. Before using any of these methods though, rinse any dirt off of the fencing. This will make the cleaning process a whole lot easer.
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Toni Johnson 10 Jul 2016, 22:08
The only thing that I have found works fo
me to remove the rust from the vinyl
fence, is using the Scrotch Brite sponge
and The Works.I use the one which is in
the green bottle works better and I tried
both. I transferred it into a spray bottle, spray it on the fence, use the
sponge with elbow grease and using the
hose spray it off. The fence looks brand
new white and clean. Good luck!
Joe Cazz 23 Apr 2016, 12:59
Pressure wash it. Looks brand new.
Wanda 06 Oct 2015, 12:27
My white vinyl fence was pathetic. I had not been faithful in cleaning it so mold and some type of fungus looking stuff had attached themselves to it. I used Lysol mold and mildew remover and baking soda. My fence looks terrific! It did require a little elbow grease and sweat but it was well worth it!
Joe Bruton 13 Sep 2015, 15:21
Beyond Very Easy!! Forget about acetone, hand scrubbers, tire brushes, bleach, expensive cleaners, etc - I tried them all to no avail- until this:
I purchased off Amazon - "The Revolver Brush (3 for about $29), a brush that fits into an electric drill and will not scratch your fence.
Then in a two gallon pail - add 1 gallon of water and empty the entire contents of two large size Comet with bleach powder canisters - continually stir (with brush/drill)into a liquefied paste. Dip brush and Start at the top of each panel frequently re-dipping your brush into the solution, rinse with hose after completing one 6-8" slat (otherwise the solution dries too fast!)! Take care with extension cord keeping it away from water! In about 4-5 hrs I finished a 8"x 80' fence that using any other method would have taken days or weeks! It looks great, even between panels was cleaned!!!
Sandra 22 Aug 2015, 15:20
The sprinkler system was damaged at our condo unit. It took management over a week to send someone out to fix it. In the meantime water was shooting out for days. Our brand new white vinyl fence is ruined, and we are putting it on the market this week. Thanks for the suggestions.
Shari H. 08 Aug 2015, 04:07
Ya i tried outdoor bleach..scrubbing bubbles..and clr none of those worked..I'm thinking chlorine?
Owen Fitch 22 Jul 2015, 13:07
I have tried every product you have suggested to remove Iron Stain from a vinyl fence nothing has worked (radiator cleaner,Acetone,Magic eraser,Bleach nothing has worked
jim stewart 16 Jun 2015, 16:17
i have a 8ft vinyl fence white i have over sray oil base paint i try evert thing can help me
Pierre Laberge 13 Aug 2012, 06:15
Two other ideas:
2) Some hardware stores sell "iron remover" Read the label before using as some does not work well on vinyl.