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Vinyl siding is durable, attractive, and easy to maintain. And like any outdoor product, even low-maintenance vinyl siding will need occasional attention. Simply follow the cleaning and maintenance tips on this site and your vinyl siding will always look its best.
How do I wash vinyl siding?
Can I use a power washer?
You should also follow the siding manufacturer’s recommendations. Some manufacturers don’t want pressure washers used on their products at all. Others allow them, but have limitations on the amount of pressure and the cleaners that can be used. Most will caution against the use of pressure washers around any opening in the wall, such as windows, doors, electrical wiring, and plumbing.
How do I remove mold and mildew?
How do I remove mulch residue?
The following websites have information on this issue: http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/freepubs/pdfs/ul201.pdf http://aginfo.psu.edu/news/1997/7/fungus.html
What types of cleaners should I use for other stains?
|Vinyl siding cleaners||General cleaners (e.g., Simple Green®, Nice & Easy®, Armor All®, etc.) can be used to clean dirt, bird droppings, and spider webs. Stain-specific cleaners are listed below. Rinse all cleaners with water before they dry.|
|Bubble gum cleaner||Fantastik®, Murphy Oil Soap®, solution of vinegar (30%), water (70%) and Windex®|
|DAP (oil-based caulk) cleaners||Fantastik®|
|Felt-tip pen cleaners||Fantastik®, water-based cleaners|
|Lithium (car) grease cleaners||Fantastik®, Lestoil®, Murphy Oil Soap®,Windex®|
|Motor oil cleaners||Fantastik®, Lysol®, Murphy Oil Soap®, Windex®|
|Paint cleaners||Brillo® Pad, Soft Scrub®|
|Pencil cleaners||Soft Scrub®|
|Rust cleaners||Fantastik®, Murphy Oil Soap®, Windex®|
|Tar cleaners||Soft Scrub®|
|Top soil cleaners||Fantastik®, Lestoil®, Murphy Oil Soap®|
*Cleaning Materials are listed in alphabetical order.*VSI does not endorse products or processes and makes no warranties for the products referenced herein. Reference to proprietary names is for illustrative purposes only and is not intended to imply that there are not equally effective alternatives.