Check out how I am cleaning rust stains off a PVC fence! Keep in mind that results may vary and if you decide to start this process, test a small inconspicuous area to confirm that the product will not cause any damage.
Like most, my family has been spending a lot more time at home. Other than limited trips to the grocery store or a run to a hardware place to purchase a replacement washer and dryer, my family has been working from home, completing online school, making crafts, or watching all the Star Wars movies in order.
Of course in the current environment of no where to go, there is no longer any excuse to not complete any outstanding home maintenance. So far my daughter and I repainted the hallway and foyer of the house, plus I have been slowly working on cleaning rust stains off a PVC fence.
Now I will tell you that unless you only have one section of your fence to worry about, cleaning rust stains off a PVC fence is not a one day job. Because we happen to have a sprinkler system every surface that the water hits develops stains from the well system.
This is the second time I have gone through this process and I am loving the results. I am including some before and after pictures in this post as well as items you will need if you decide you want to give it a try.
I will also say that once you start, it is extremely rewarding to see the rust start to disappear. But be ready, because you will get an upper body workout from a lot of scrubbing.
Want to give it a try? Here is What you will need:
Bar Keepers Friend Cleanser
Water source (either a bucket or hose)
Recommended: Protective glasses and mask
How I Did It:
To get started Cleaning Rust Stains Off A PVC Fence, I geared up with protective covering. (I wore gloves and sunglasses, but I did not wear a mask. However if it was windy day I would have used a bandanna since it is a powder cleaner.) Then, I wet the area as well as the wash rag.
Next, I sprinkled the Bar Keepers Friend onto the wash rag and pressed it into the cloth. Then, I started to apply the wash rag to the fence using circular and up and down motions immediately I could see the rust starting to come off.
FYI, you may have to wash out the rag a few times and add more cleaner for an area to remove more difficult layers of rust. See how I used Bar Keepers Friend to clean a smooth top range.
I also found that areas that got scratched from the weed eater may be more difficult to get clean and leave marks behind. Once finished, I completely rinse off the fence to remove any Bar Keepers Friend from the surface.
FYI, if you have questions about the uses of Bar Keepers Friend be sure to refer to their website.
As you can see, this is a pretty simple home project and for the most part it yields pretty good results. I need to work on the bottom part of this fence section a little more, but WOW what a difference so far.
Carlee @ FLL
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