How To Clean Vinyl Siding
Vinyl siding is one of the most popular choices for a home exterior, which is why you should know how to clean vinyl siding. Vinyl Siding is made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and is available in myriad colors and patterns. Of course, it accumulates dirt just like any other exterior, but this can be easily cleaned.
To clean vinyl siding, you will need:
- Garden Hose and nozzle
- Oxygen Bleach
- Dish washing Soap
- Hand Pump Garden Sprayer
- Soft Bristled Brush
- To start, remove the surface debris and dust by spraying the vinyl siding with your garden hose, with a sprayer attached. Give it a good rinse and spray an even amount of water all over. Don't set the sprayer to a high level, as water could go through the siding and into the wood.
- Now, fill a bucket with water. Add dish washing soap to the water until the water becomes sudsy. Then add one part oxygen bleach to five parts water, so that the oxygen bleach makes up about 20% of the water. Pour this mixture into a hand-pump garden sprayer.
- Spray the vinyl siding with this mixture, the same way you did in step one. You should only spray about five feet of siding at a time.
- Now scrub the siding that you sprayed in step three with the soft bristled brush. Work from the bottom to the top to clear debris and grime. Afterwards, rinse the entire part before proceeding. When working on the top, you might need a ladder (depending on how high your house is), so set the ladder against the vinyl and then climb it to clean the siding.
- Now repeat steps three and four for the entire vinyl siding. Take care to ensure that the soapy mixture doesn't dry on the siding before you rinse it.