– April 22, 2014Posted in: Home Improvement
Here’s how easy it is to make your vinyl siding clean and the envy of the neighborhood: First, mix your cleaning solution in a large bucket. Four gallons of water and 1/4 cup of dish soap should do the trick. Start at the top, and work your way down to prevent streaks, hose off a section to remove any loose debris, then wet your brush in the cleaning solution and scrub the siding. Be sure to rinse away the soapy water before it dries, or it will leave marks on the siding. Small spots of mold and mildew can be cleaned with common cleaners such as Fantastik or Windex. Have stains? Try a solution of 30 percent vinegar and 70 percent water. Be sure to spot check any general or stain-specific cleaner before using it on a large section of siding. After removing the stain, rinse thoroughly with water. Do not use cleaners containing organic solvents, undiluted chlorine bleach, liquid grease remover, nail polish remover or furniture polish or cleaners. They can affect the surface of the siding. With just a little bit of time and effort, vinyl siding can be kept looking “like new” and will provide many years of trouble-free beauty for your home. To learn more about vinyl siding,visit www.vinylsiding.org.