How to Clean Stains From Vinyl Siding

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As much as you’d like for it to stay clean and shiny, the vinyl siding on your home seems to attract stains. Pollen and dust can build up on the siding, creating a nice spot for mold and mildew to grow. Your children can leave their handprints behind when they play outdoors. Fortunately, cleaning the stains from your vinyl siding is a relatively painless chore, one that you can do on a warm day.

Step 1

Spray all-purpose cleaner directly on visible stains, such as a handprint or moldy patch. Let the cleaner sink in for a minute or two, then wipe away with a wet sponge.

Step 2

Divide the vinyl siding into several 6-foot-square areas in your head. Start at the top of the first section and wet with the hose. Aim the hose downward as you spray so that water drains away from your house.

Step 3

Squirt about a Tbsp. of dish soap into the bucket and fill with warm water. Dip the sponge into the water and wipe the first section clean. Use a scrub brush for a deeper clean.it

Step 4

Rinse the first section off with the hose. Aim the nozzle downward so that the water runs away from the house.

Step 5

Repeat, cleaning and rinsing each section of the siding.

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