Is Your Vinyl Siding Looking a Little Dull? Here’s What You Can Do
Vinyl siding can be washed with just a soft cloth. For siding with a textured finish (or any other siding as well), a long-handled, soft-bristled brush can be used to get into the grooves. It’s best to start at the bottom of your home and work your way up making sure you rinse the cleaning solution off prior to it drying. Remember to cover any parts of your house that has brick facing so runoff doesn’t affect it. Can vinyl siding be cleaned with a power washer? First, check to see what the siding manufacturer recommends for power washer use. Some will not allow it on any of their products, while some will have pressure limitations and advise against using pressure washers near wall openings like doors, windows, electrical outlets and plumbing. If there is no problem with using a power washer, make sure you point it straight rather than upwards as water may be forced behind the siding. Read your washer’s instructions carefully before use. How do I remove mold and mildew? Small spots of mold and mildew can be handled with cleaners such as Fantastik® or Windex®. For larger sections, a solution of vinegar (30%) and water (70%) has proven successful. Alternatively, you also could try the following solution: 1/3 cup (2 2/3 ounces) powdered laundry detergent (e.g., Tide®, Fab®, or equivalent), 2/3 cup (5 1/3 ounces) powdered household cleaner (e.g., Spic & Span®, Soilax®, or equivalent), 1 quart (32 fluid ounces) liquid laundry bleach, and 1 gallon... continue reading.