Vinyl siding is present on the exterior of many types of buildings and can become covered in pollen, bird droppings, and rust. Although the material may cover a large surface area, it can be easy to clean throughout the year with the right products and techniques used. A cleaning solution can be made at home with a mixture of 70 percent water and 30 percent white vinegar, which will remove light mold and mildew stains. If deeper stains are present, create a mixture of one quart of liquid laundry bleach, one gallon of water, two-thirds cup of powdered household cleaner, and one-third cup of powdered laundry detergent. Use a soft-bristle brush to scrub the grime while starting at the bottom and working your way up to prevent streaks from forming. You’ll need to rinse the solution and dirt off as you work on different areas of the house to ensure it dries clean.
Simple Green is an ideal product to use when cleaning vinyl siding, especially on painted wood, stucco, and terracotta roof tiles. It’s a non-toxic biodegradable concentrated formula that is ideal to use manually or with a pressure washer. Other types of household chemicals can also be applied directly onto stains where rust, crayon, bubble gum, grass, and topsoil is present. Consider using Super Iron Out and Instant Rust out to thoroughly clean the vinyl material without causing damage.