If the vinyl siding on your home looks dirty, this can take away from the aesthetics of your home. Fortunately, you can get it clean again using a pressure washer or washing it by hand. Below are some tips on how you can do this to get the vinyl siding looking new again.
Clean Vinyl Siding with A Pressure Washer
To clean your home's vinyl siding with a pressure washer, you will need two spray nozzles: the soap nozzle and the standard nozzle. You will also need a regular garden hose and a soap that is made for pressure washers.
Pour the soap into the pressure washer's reservoir. Make sure the soap is safe to use for siding. Put the soap tip on the end of the pressure washer wand. A soap tip distributes the water and soap mixture at a wider coverage on the vinyl.
Start spraying the vinyl back and forth with the wand starting at the top and moving your way down. You will have to stand on a ladder to clean the upper part of the siding. Spray the water at an angle, as this will remove dirt and grime much better than if you spray it straight on top of it.
When you are finished, put the general use top back on the pressure washer. Take out the reservoir and dump out any soapy water. Rinse the reservoir out and then put clean water back into it. Spray over the vinyl in the same way as you did when cleaning it to remove the soap solution.
Clean Vinyl Siding Without a Pressure Washer
If you do not own a pressure washer, you can still clean your vinyl siding. One way you can do this is to use vinegar. Vinegar works great at dissolving mold, mildew, and any other gunk that may be on the siding.
Before you get started, gather together the following ingredients:
- Large scrub brush
- Distilled white vinegar
Before you get started, cover up any plants and/or flowers the vinegar may get on, as vinegar can kill them.
Put approximately eight cups of water and four cups of vinegar into the bucket. To make it easier on you, wash one section of the siding at a time. Set up a ladder and hang the bucket of water and vinegar on the ladder. Start at the top and work your way down using the scrub brush to scrub the vinyl. Use a small scrub brush to clean small areas that are hard to get to.
When you are finished with the first section, rinse it off with a garden hose, ensuring all vinegar solution is removed. Move to the next section and continue until you are finished with your entire house.
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