How to Clean Your Vinyl Siding Without a Power Washer

Using a pressure washer can make vinyl siding cleaning easier. However, not everyone owns the equipment or is knowledgeable about how to do it.

Here’s how you can clean your vinyl siding without a pressure washer.

Vinyl Siding Maintenance

While vinyl siding is durable and flexible, it still needs routine cleaning and maintenance. Dirt and grime can build up on your siding since it’s exposed to outdoor elements. It’s also prone to stains caused by products like insecticides, herbicides and fertilizers. Caulk, sealant, tar, motor oil and paint can also leave unsightly marks on the material.

Cleaning Vinyl Siding

The Vinyl Siding Institute says that the most effective way to clean vinyl siding is to use a soft cloth or long-handled, soft-bristle brush. Start at the bottom, working your way upward to prevent streaking. Thoroughly rinse any residue while cleaning your vinyl siding.

You can use a solution of 70% water and 30% vinegar to remove light mold and mildew stains. Mix a third of a cup of powdered laundry detergent and two-thirds cup powdered household cleaner with a quart of laundry bleach mixed with a gallon of water for a stronger cleaning solution.

Combine one gallon of water with one cup of oxygen bleach for a landscape-friendly cleaning solution. General household cleaners can be used to remove more stubborn stains from oil, grease, ink, topsoil and bubble gum.

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