While not a daily occurrence, you may find yourself staining fence built with metal poles. This may look like a daunting task to clean these poles but we have a simple method can use. After completely staining the fence and doing other cleanup on the jobsite (by doing these other steps it will give the stain time to soak into the wood), you can a pump up garden sprayer with mineral spirits to clean poles. By drizzling the mineral spirits at the top of the and allowing it to run down, it will remove any stain on pole along with any stain between the pole and the brackets. You may have to come back with a dry rag and lightly wipe few spots but this method can be a huge time saver.