DIY Guide for Cleaning Vinyl Siding

You can clean your vinyl siding all on your own with this simple guide! Continue reading to get started!

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What You Will Need:

Mild Dish Detergent
Large Bucket
Fresh Water
Long-Handled, Soft-Bristled Brush

For Moldy Siding:

Eco-Friendly Bleach (or oxygen bleach)
High-Powered Garden Hose

How to Clean Vinyl Siding

Important Warning: If you have mold on your siding, do not use dish detergent. Instead, use a water and bleach solution. Never mix soap and bleach!

Begin rinsing off any loose debris or filth on your siding using your high powered garden hose. If you have a pressure washer, you can use it for this step, but be very careful to avoid windows, doors, eaves, vents, light fixtures, and plumbing connections.

Once you have given your work section a good rinse, begin making the cleaning solution by combining the dish detergent and water in a large bucket. You’ll need at least ½ tablespoon of detergent per 1 gallon of water for a good, sudsy solution.

Before you begin applying the soap and scrubbing away, get a strategy together. To avoid streaking, you will want to start at the bottom and work your way up in 5 foot sections until you reach the top. This strategy will make the process easier, and it will guarantee a streak-free finish.

Apply your soap solution to your siding using your long-handled, soft bristled scrubber brush. Scrub away until you feel confident that the area is cleaned. Never use steel wool or highly abrasive scrubbers on vinyl because it can scratch up the surface.

After scrubbing, rinse the siding again with your garden hose or pressure washer. Let the siding air dry, and then enjoy the results!

For Moldy Siding

Use the same process as above, but substitute dish detergent with an environmentally-friendly bleach. If you are working in close proximity to landscaping, you can use an oxygenated bleach product instead. Rather than making your own cleaning solution, see our blog Top-Rated Mold and Mildew Removers for Vinyl Siding for some OTC recommendations.

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