Unlike cheap Colorbond fencing alternatives, real Colorbond fences are made to last. But that doesn’t mean they don’t get dirty.
A quick clean is likely to be the only attention this low maintenance fence will need over the years. Cleaning Colorbond fences properly will help preserve the sleek look of the fence.
To find out how to clean Colorbond fences, read the rest of our article.
Maintaining your Fence
Even though Colorbond fencing is extremely hardy, there are some things you can do to extend the lifetime of your fence and maintain its attractive look.
According to BlueScope Steel's guide to cleaning Colorbond, areas that are not regularly washed by rainwater should be hosed down with water every 6 months. If you live in a coastal area (where salt spray could contact your fence) you should wash your fence at more frequent intervals.
If a hose doesn't remove all of the dirt, you can follow these steps:
- Wash the surface of your fence with warm water and soap. Make sure it is non-abrasive detergent.
- Use a sponge, a soft cloth, or a gentle brush to remove the dirt. This will help you avoid creating shiny spots on your fence.
- Rinse your fence with water to remove all traces of soap or detergent.
Don’t use any abrasive liquids or solvents to clean your fence as it could cause damage.
If you follow these easy maintenance steps, you can extend the lifetime and look of your fence for years to come.
How to Clean Chalky Colorbond
According to the BlueScope Steel website, the appearance of Colorbond steel affected by weathering can often be restored by re-painting. Weathering can cause a loss of gloss, chalking, and fading of pigmentation. Changes in colour will happen over time, but this is highly dependent on the colour you choose.
Chalking occurs when the paint on your fence starts to degrade and takes on a white appearance. If the chalking is minor, re-painting might not be necessary. You can ask a fencing contractor to remove as much of the chalking as possible and then reset the fence with a primer to prevent further chalking.
Removing Mould from Colorbond
BlueScope also provide a handy guide to identifying and removing fungus from Colorbond.
You will need to spot test the area to identify the fungus and then treat the area with a hypochlorite solution. It is important that you carefully follow the steps on the BlueScope website to ensure your safety and avoid damage to your fence.
If you aren’t confident with these fungus and mould removing steps, contact a professional cleaning service for further help.
Contact Jim’s Fencing Today
Cleaning Colorbond is easy with help from Jim’s Fencing. We hope you found this guide to cleaning your fence helpful.
If you have any questions about the maintenance of your fence, get in touch with us today.
We help people repair, maintain, and install a whole variety of fences.
For a simple fencing project, choose our team. We take all the stress out of looking after your fence. Call us now on 131 456 or fill in the online form for a free quote.
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