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How To Get Rid of Cedar Moss

If you have a cedar fence, then you know how it adds a touch of natural elegance and charm. Cedar is some of the toughest wood out there, but that doesn’t mean it’s not susceptible to issues. With excessive rain and high heat, cedar mold can start to grow on wood, making your fence look…not so elegant anymore. Luckily, there are several tried and true ways to remove moss once and for all.

Understanding Cedar Moss Growth

Moss thrives in damp, shaded environments. The combination of weather conditions and lack of proper fence maintenance can lead to moss growth on the cedar wood surface. If you have cedar mold on your fence, it’s best to get a professional’s help. A team member from Northwest Cedar Fence Company can effectively remove moss from your fence and provide solutions to prevent future moss growth.

What About Mold on Cedar Wood?
Have you noticed white mold on cedar wood? Moss won’t hurt your cedar fence, but mold will. Cedar mold grows under similar conditions as moss but will emit a musty odor that’s harmful to you and your family. Plus, it will eat away at your beautiful cedar wood. 

Follow these simple steps to successfully remove mold from your cedar fence:

Prepare for Cleaning

When dealing with mold, you want to take extra steps to ensure your skin is covered. You don’t want mold spores or harmful chemicals to come in contact with any exposed skin. Before you start, slip on eyewear and a pair of protective gloves.

Mix a Cleaning Solution

Create a cleaning solution by combining ½ oxygen bleach and a full gallon of hot water. The bleach will help eradicate and remove the mold from your cedar wood.

Scrub the Affected Areas

Dip a scrub brush into the cleaning solution and spot-clean the molded areas on your cedar fence. Scrub gently as you don’t want to ruin the healthy grain of your cedar wood.

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Rinse Thoroughly

Once you’ve scrubbed the moldy areas, thoroughly rinse the cedar fence with clean water. This step will remove any remaining mold and cleaning solution.

Protect Surrounding Plants

Bleach will ruin any nearby plants, so take extra caution to avoid getting the cleaning solution on plants or vegetation. You can use plastic or cloth covers to shield the plants while you clean.

Seek Professional Help

If you find mold removal challenging or prefer to leave it to experts, contact the pros at Northwest Cedar Fence Company. We remove mold from your cedar fence so you don’t have to worry about damaging your investment.

Adjust Your Sprinklers

Sprinklers that continuously hit your fence could lead to mold growth. Adjust your sprinklers and irrigation systems so the water doesn’t directly hit your cedar fence.

How to Seal a Cedar Fence 

Don’t leave all that hard work unfinished. Complete the job by sealing your fence with a waterproof sealer. Consider using a cedar fence sealer that contains a fungicide. The fungicide will help prevent the growth of a moss fence and other molds on the cedar wood, preserving your fence’s essence. Brush two thin coats of sealer on your cedar fence every five years for maximum protection.
Moss on Your Fence? Northwest Can Handle It

Having moss growing on your cedar fence isn’t unheard of, but it sure is frustrating. By regularly maintaining your fence, keeping it clean, and making a few minor adjustments, you can guarantee a fence that will last for years to come—without moss or mold. Contact Northwest Cedar Fence Company for professional moss and mold removal.

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