Maintenance Tips for your Aluminum or Steel Fence – Perfect Children’s Outdoor Chore

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Cleaning an aluminum or steel fence is so easy most of the time even a child can do it. Typically it takes little more than a water house and a soft scrub brush with the option of a bucket of warm, soapy water. So…

MATERIALS:

  1. Water Hose
  2. Soft Scrub Brush
  3. Warm Soapy Water (optional)

FREQUENCY

Putting some attention into your steel fence once a year should be plenty often. Try to keep and unmaintained foliage away from the metal, as it will hold moisture against it, hastening potential rust and deterioration.

CLEANING PROCESS

Most of the time you can clean your metal fence by simply spraying it off with a water hose. If you do come across tough stains or areas that need a little scrubbing, the following procedure should clean the surface.

  • Step 1: prepare a bucket of soapy water by filling a bucket with warm water and mixing in a metal-safe cleaning solution (one that won’t increase chances of rust development – just ask at your local hardware store – we like Pensacola Hardware).
  • Step 2: Dip the soft bristle scrub brush in the soapy waterand scrub the soiled areas of the fence.
  • Step 3: Rinse by spraying off with a water hose.

So when the kids are looking for that little bit of extra allowance, or trying to make up for breaking the cookie jar, “To the yard, kiddo!”.

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2 thoughts on “Maintenance Tips for your Aluminum or Steel Fence – Perfect Children’s Outdoor Chore

  1. Aluminum is known to be the thrid most abundant element on the earth. With a wide number of benefits, these metals have been the number one choice of peope in the present days.

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