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How to get rid of green mold on a wooden fence: a simple method

Alina MilsentLife
How to get rid of green mold on the fence

A wooden fence will become a real decoration of the garden. However, there are some nuances. Without proper care, this fence quickly becomes dirty and covered with green mold when exposed to precipitation and high humidity.

Although users advises using a high-pressure water hose or expensive chemicals to clean the surface, there is an easier and cheaper way to update the fence. The Express publication told how to get rid of mold.

An effective life hack

Wooden fences are a great way to add elegance and aesthetics to a garden, but the panels can accumulate dirt and mold, especially during the cold season. At first, this may seem like a natural feature, but over time, mold build-up leads to softening and deterioration of the wood.

Experts from Advantage Patio Cleaning Services have shared a reliable and effective life hack for cleaning a garden fence. They suggest preparing a mixture of vinegar and baking soda. Thus, you shouldn't use hoses or aggressive chemicals. The latter, by the way, can not only remove growths but also damage the surface of the fence.

Vinegar contains mild acids, so it removes fungus and mold well, and baking soda is an abrasive component that helps to wipe away dirt.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. In a container, mix white vinegar, baking soda, and hot water in equal amounts.
  2. You can apply the mixture to the wooden fence with a brush or a spray bottle.
  3. Leave it on for a while to let the acids work.
  4. Brush the fence with a coarse bristle brush or a street broom.
  5. Rinse the surface with clean water.

Experts also recommend sanding a wooden fence if it is heavily affected by mold. For this, you will need an orbital sander. Please note that fences can be sanded no more than twice, otherwise, the wooden boards will have a worn appearance.

After cleaning, you can use high-quality paint to cover the fence.

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