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Old 06-16-2011, 09:00 AM
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About to pressure wash the old house vinyl siding...trying to get an idea of what the best stuff out there is to knock the mold and dirt down before I pressure wash? Can't scrub some of the high places and would like to be able to rinse off the mold and dirt.
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:01 AM
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Bleach & Jo-max
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:03 AM
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X2...bleach does a good job.
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:05 AM
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Thought bleach made dat shat brittle.......
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get the bleach in the green bottle. It is eco-friendly. If you didnt live in BFE, i have a few bottles u can have.
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:06 AM
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Thought bleach made dat shat brittle.......

regular bleach does. The bleach in the green bottle does not deteriorate it. Its an Eco friendly bleach and looks like snot coming out of a gallon jug.
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:07 AM
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Maybe so, never noticed it though.
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:07 AM
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Call a distributor for vinyl siding and ask them what they suggest or google it. I would stay away from bleach, has a tendancy to make some surfaces chalky.
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:07 AM
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Absolutely! Mix it as recommended, and spray on with sprayer, wait an hour and pressure wash, cleanest your vinyl will ever be.
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Cut bleach with the Jo-max, don't use it full strength
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simple green works well also,not as harsh as other stuff though...

JO-MAX is a BEAST...a painter's best friend
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:09 AM
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I used simple green on my last hous worked okay...maybe didn't mix enough...
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:17 AM
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get the bleach in the green bottle. It is eco-friendly. If you didnt live in BFE, i have a few bottles u can have.
Thanks Jordan...I'm in sulphur so that would be a haul up there, but I appreciate the offer bud!
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Jo-max for sure
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:37 AM
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From my manufacturer: 1/3 cup detergent (Tide for example), 1 quart 5% Sodium Hypochlorite (Clorox for example), 3 quarts water, 2/3 cupTrisodium Phosphate (Soilax for example). There are a # of 'Vinyl Siding Washes' on the market now although I have not heard of their effectiveness. Mine cleans up good with just a good pressure washing.(H2O)
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:19 AM
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I used bleach on the vinyl siding on my camp and it made it chalky. If you rub your finger onit it turns it white. I wont use it again. They sell a gallon of vinyl siding cleaner at any Home supply store. Ace hardware makes a heavy duty vinyl siding cleaner also. I was told it works well and will use it on my house in the near future.
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:43 AM
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I'd stay away from pressure washing it.......#1 you can blow the siding off. #2 water will get behind it. Pump sprayer and some cleaner, then rinse with hose
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I'd stay away from pressure washing it.......#1 you can blow the siding off. #2 water will get behind it. Pump sprayer and some cleaner, then rinse with hose
Never thought about it getting up underneath the siding, looks like ill be scrubbing!
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:04 AM
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I'd stay away from pressure washing it.......#1 you can blow the siding off. #2 water will get behind it. Pump sprayer and some cleaner, then rinse with hose
That depends on who installed it
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If you have a 12 volt tank sprayer (can get one at Tractor Supply) it will spray a water bleach solution up to the high spots. Might have to get on the extension ladder but tank comes with about 20 foot of hose
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