Thanks to our amazing climate, most Australians love spending their free time outdoors – whether it be having a barbeque in summer with friends or spending time relaxing by the pool with family.

Keeping your fence in tip-top shape is important as it is one of the first things your guests see when they step outside. Cleaning your fence can also help to prolong your fence’s lifespan.


Looking for some Colorbond fencing cleaning tips? Keep reading!


To keep your Colorbond fence looking its best, BlueScope Steel recommends washing your fence at least once every six months (or every three months if you live in a coastal location where marine salt spray is prevalent).

You can wash your Colorbond fence with a mild solution of non-abrasive dishwashing detergent and warm water. Washing can be conducted with a sponge, soft cloth or soft bristle brush. Avoid using scourers and steel wool as they can scratch the surface of your fence. Hose down your fence afterwards on a low setting to remove any detergent residue.

Spot a cobweb or two? Simply brush it away with a soft broom.

Colorbond advises against building up soil, garden fill and/or dirt against the bottom rails and posts of your fence as this will retain water and lead to corrosion. This is why Metric Fencing’s range of AliRetain plinths is so important. Our AliRetain plinths help to ensure the soil does not build up at the bottom of the fencing and guarantee’s longevity of the fence.

It is best to avoid spraying fertilisers on your fence as they can damage the surface of your fence. Also, avoid touch-up paint as touch-up paint will weather differently than Colorbond steel.

Colorbond fencing is very durable and comes with a ten-year guarantee of performance.


How Metric Fencing Can Help

Considering installing a new Colorbond fence at your commercial or residential property, or perhaps you simply need some further Colorbond fencing advice? You’ve come to the right place!

Metric Fencing is a manufacturer of genuine Colorbond fencing and gates.

Our Colorbond fencing products come in a fantastic range of colours (from variations of creams to greens and greys) to help blend in or stand out from your front or backyard area.

We can manufacture all kinds of matching Colorbond gates that can go with the range of Colorbond fencing – including pedestrian access gates, swing gates and sliding gates.

We always work with our customers to understand their fencing requirements and deliver a solution that works best for them.

Please note, while we do not install Colorbond fencing, as a trusted trade-based supplier, we would be more than happy to refer you to one of our certified and preferred network of trade suppliers who can with all your installation enquiries.