The Dirty Truth!
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.
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.
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. Here's the proof:
Remember the "Before"?
The 2 Steps:
1. Spray with bleach solution.
2. Wipe clean. I really think a garden hose would
My husband helped, and with two of us working, it took no time at all to clean both sides of the entire fence - no scrubbing involved!
Thanks for stopping by the cottage. I promise the next post will not be as dirty, so come back again soon!