Fence washing

My question. When washing a fence whether vinyl or wood. One that divides property lines. How does one handle the process of only cleaning the paying home owners side of the fence. When there will clearly be some penetration of the mix going through to the other side of the fence(non paying home owner side) creating spotting where the mix landed.

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If you know that the non paying side is going to show clean marks than try and sell it to that neighbor. If it’s wood I would walk if the other neighbor doesn’t want to pay to get it cleaned. If its Vinyl it won’t matter.

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In my experience, clean bleed through on the other side is not an issue.

I thoroughly wet the fence, apply chem, dwell and then rinse. Wetting first fills the pores of the wood so the chem is working on or just below the surface. To have chem bleed through to the other side, I would guess you have to totally saturate the wood which would be wasteful of chem.

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He was talking about over spray and drips on the other side.

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Whoever owns the fence decides which sides get cleaned. Simple as that.

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Yeap i knocked on both doors of the nieghbors and explained what might happen and ask if they would like thier side done too and both declined. It never hurts to ask though.

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The general rule around here is . If the fence was installed by the property owner he is responsible for cleaning both side. If it was installed by the builder then each side it owned by the property their facing.

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Thanks guys for all those that commented.

Hey Grizz. Have you ever had a neighbor to get upset because of overspray, drips or bleed through onto there side?

Does this only apply if the neighbor does not have a gate/fenced in yard?

No necessarily. It’s never been an issue because nobody locks their fence around here otherwise there pool guy and lawn guy couldn’t get back there

Then I guess all the ones that I did never realize that. Usually which ever side it falls under, they usually just pay for it. I don’t necessarily see it as a bad thing considering that if the next person wants there’s clean, then that’s extra business.

I offered to clean both sides but they only wanted to pay for the side they can see. I would of loved to double my profits.

Nope and i have only did one fence so i cant really say much.

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$600 im coming back to stain it later this month for $1400. I rigged a wagon, battery, 2.2 gpm Delavan pump, and 50 foot of ag hose up to stain it with(stole the idea from racer). Should be a easy day.

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Test your pump first . I had a 2.2@70 psi pump that would spray pavers sealer but I wouldn’t spray wood sealer. I had to buy a 1.8@100psi shurflo to spray cheap Thompson sealer.

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I will ya i have helped rick do pavers with it but never tried wood sealer. Is it thicker or something?

Atleast i think it was a 2.2 not really sure.

The Thompson sealer I used was much thicker than the paver sealers. It could barely push it through the hose let alone have a spray pattern.

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What method did you use to clean the fence?

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