Vinyl Siding Care & Cleaning
Like any other exterior siding surface, Preservation Siding and Soffit will have dirt exposure from the environment. Typically, the cleaning action of rain will be adequate to wash the siding and soffit. However, vinyl siding and soffit should be washed periodically with a garden hose and clean water particularly in those areas not exposed directly to rain. If you desire a more thorough cleaning, or where high soil collection occurs, simply follow these instructions.
Vinyl siding is easily cleaned with a soft cloth or soft bristle brush. For textured surfaces, the brush keeps the grooves in the texture stain-free. Small spots of mold and mildew are a breeze to clean with common cleaners such as Fantastik® or Windex®. For larger sections, many homeowners use a solution of vinegar (30%) and water (70%) with great results.
The following solution has proven effective for removing stains on vinyl siding:
- 1/3 cup powdered laundry detergent
- 2/3 cup powdered household cleaner
- 1 quart liquid laundry bleach
- 1 gallon water
For best results, start at the bottom of the house and work up. Rinse the cleaning solution completely before it dries. If your house has brick facing, cover the brick (and landscaping) so that it is not affected by the runoff. Download our full Care and Cleaning Guide for Siding
CAUTION: Do not exceed the recommended concentrations of cleaners; to do so may cause damage to the siding. Avoid skin and eye contact with cleaning solutions.
This siding cleaning information is suggested in an effort to be of assistance. However, Preservation cannot assume responsibility for results obtained which are dependent on the solution chemicals as prepared and method of application.