Bleaching My Fence

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Fence Transformation

So I learned this trick several years by accident, but wanted to share it with you just in case you may want to give it a try.    I do have to put out a disclaimer though because I have no idea if this is good for your fence or not.   One day I noticed I had this moss looking stuff growing on my fence.  I wasn’t sure what to do about it, but I figured if I put some bleach on it, that it would kill the moss, which I figured was basically a fungus growing on the fence that would soon destroy the fence before its time.

sprayerI bought a bottle of bleach and a pump pressure sprayer (like this one here).   I then started spraying the moss looking stuff, and to my amazement, right before my eyes the moss disappeared, the fence changed color, and transformed before my eyes.  The fence started to look brand new.  I couldn’t believe it.   The thing is, I couldn’t simply start after killing off the moss, because now the fence looked brand new in that one spot.  So I went out and bought more bleach and had a great time watching the fence change from old ugly fence into old newer looking fence.

The transformation was really amazing, and I couldn’t believe how nice the bleaching made my ugly fence really look.

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Here are a few words of wisdom so you don’t make the few mistakes I did the first time.

  1. Wear old clothes.   Remember you are spraying bleach.  If there is the slightest breeze it will blow back on you and basically ruin your clothes.  I have never had much of a problem with this, but don’t wear your favorite shirt, or it could be ruined.
  2. Wear eye protection.   Again due to the possibility of a breeze, you do not want bleach blowing back in your eyes.
  3. Make sure your cars (or the neighbor’s cars) are not parked nearby.  If there is a breeze it is possible that bleach could blow back on the car, and I assume that would not be good.
  4. Just know your grass around the base of the fence will die.  If you do not want this to happen you will need to put down some type of drop cloth.   If you don’t care if it dies, then just know you will not need the weed trimmer for a while because that grass will be dead.



With that disclaimer said, my fence has made it 16 years, and it has been bleached at least 4 times if not more.  So I think bleaching it may not be a horrible thing to do.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.