How Do I Clean My Aluminum Fence And/or Railing?

  • On occasion you may want to spray your fence or railing with a garden hose. This will remove grass clippings, dirt and fertilizer chemicals and keep it looking as new as possible.
  • For light cleaning, rinse with water from bottom to top and back to bottom. This will clean the surface on the way up and prevent the collection of dirty “run down” and possible streaking.
    Air dry or wipe with a soft, lint free cloth.
  • For more soiled areas, rinse the surface with clean water from the top to bottom. Use a sponge and clean with mild dish soap and water. Immediately rinse any “run down” to lower parts of the fence. Do not allow dish soap to collect or “puddle” on surfaces. Immediately rinse entire section with clean water. It is very important the dish soap does not dry on the surface. Air or wipe dry with a soft, lint free cloth. For stubborn, water-soluble debris, repeat steps above until clean.
  • To remove calcium buildup, use CLR (Calcium, Lime and Rust) Cleaner. Follow the manufacturer's directions for use.
  • In coastal areas, it is recommended that you frequently spray your fence with water to reduce accumulations of salt and dirt.


To maximize the life of your fence address these areas:

  • Adjust the gate. As a reminder, gate adjustments and leveling are normal care and maintenance items that the homeowner is responsible for. Oil the gate hinges and tighten the screws.
  • Do not let the gate swing in the wind. Keep it secured.
  • Deter children from swinging on the gate.
  • Re-compress and realign loose posts.
  • Do not stack or mount any objects or material near your fence.

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