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Keep Your Vinyl Siding Sparkling Clean: Use These 3 Homemade Cleaning Solutions

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Vinyl siding is one of the best investments you can make for your home. It is relatively maintenance free, and it never has to be painted. Once your siding is installed on your home, you'll be able to keep it clean and looking brand new by washing it at least twice a year with a vinyl siding cleaning solution. Here are a few DIY solutions you can use to make cleaning your vinyl siding easier.

Peroxide And Liquid Dish Soap

If you have grass or mud stains along the base of your siding, a solution of peroxide and dish soap will remove the stains.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Peroxide
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Water
  • Bucket
  • Scrub brush
  • Garden hose

Directions

  1. Fill your bucket with two gallons of water.
  2. Add three cups of peroxide and ¼ cup of dish soap.
  3. Rinse your siding with a garden hose.
  4. Dip your scrub brush in the cleaning solution.
  5. Scrub the stains using a circular motion.
  6. Rinse the cleaning solution with your garden hose.
  7. For best results, scrub one section at a time.

Vinegar And Baking Soda

If your siding is dirty and needs an allover cleaning, vinegar is the best cleaning solution for the job. You'll be able to remove the dirt, as well as grease and mold.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Garden sprayer
  • Distilled vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Garden hose
  • Extendable scrubber – the type you use to wash your car will work well
  • Extension ladder

Directions

  1. Fill your garden sprayer with water.
  2. Add one quart of vinegar.
  3. Slowly add ½ cup of baking soda.
  4. Beginning on one section of your house, spray the siding with your cleaning solution.
  5. Use your scrubber to wash the siding.
  6. Rinse the siding with clean water.
  7. Move on to the next section.
  8. Use your ladder to reach the upper areas of your home.

Borax And Bleach

If you have a problem with mold or mildew on your vinyl siding, you can use a solution of borax and bleach. For tough mold problems, you can leave the solution on your siding to keep the mold from returning.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Bucket
  • Scrub brush
  • Borax
  • Bleach
  • Water

Directions

  1. Fill your bucket with two gallons of water.
  2. Add one cup of borax and ½ cup of bleach to the water.
  3. Dip your scrub brush in the solution.
  4. Scrub the mold using your scrub brush.
  5. Rinse the siding with clean water.

To keep your vinyl siding in good condition, you should clean it at least once every six months. Use these homemade cleaning solutions to get your siding clean, and keep the stains and mold away.

     


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