The wooden fence stands out for its beautiful appearance and at the same time relatively long life. However, great looks are redeemed by regular care. Otherwise, after a few years, the wooden slats will turn into green planks and the whole fence will completely lose its charm. Fortunately, there are ways to stop the formation of unsightly algae and keep your fence looking just as beautiful for many years with minimal maintenance. The following guide in this article will help you do just that.
Include your wooden fence in more than just spring cleaning
The key to a clean fence is mainly regular maintenance. This fact should be kept in mind when choosing a fence. In case you do not have the time and capacity to carry out regular maintenance, choose a less demanding fence such as a mesh fence instead. On the other hand, the natural look of wood beautifully accentuates the appearance of the building and fits well, for example, to cottages and cottages.
One way to keep the appearance of algae to a minimum is an honest spring cleaning. This is because it is during the winter, when the weather is generally more humid and drizzly, that the first invasion of small green algae occurs. These will then grow over the summer until the next year you will see full coatings on the fence. Therefore, ideally, try to take the time to wash your fence every spring. For basic preventive maintenance, green soap to absorb dirt and a little water will suffice. However, once the green coating starts to appear, a slightly more complicated and, more importantly, more effective procedure comes into play.
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During the winter, algae and moss can often grow surprisingly fast on a fence. To remove them reliably, you will need the following ingredients:
- Green soap
- Baking Soda
- warm water
- Fence Scrubbing Brush
Prepare some warm water in which you dissolve green soap along with baking soda. Mix this mixture thoroughly and rub the worst affected areas on the fence with it. Leave these spots for a while to allow the mixture to work. After that, prepare a brush with suitable bristles that are hard enough to remove the algae but on the other hand not too hard to damage the fence. For this reason, the various steel brushes are not very suitable.
After you have scrubbed any problem areas on the fence, rinse it thoroughly with water. This will remove the last remaining dirt and make sure that there are no ugly white marks left on the surface from the cleaning compound you used. For older and more neglected fences, the process can be repeated, focusing on the remaining stains. With a little effort, however, you can transform even a really dingy fence into a great result, which you can bring to a successful conclusion with the help of a suitable coating. A variety of nano products can also help against further algae growth, protecting the appearance of the wood and also preventing the development of mould.