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Need some suggestions on cleaning a vinyl fence and siding

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Mr981, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. Mr981

    Mr981

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    Now that the weather is breaking I need to start the process of getting rid of the winter mold that has setup on our vinyl fence and siding.

    Any products in particular what work best getting the mold off?
    thanks.
     
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    For vinyl fences try steel wool and a detergent if they are tough stains.
     

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    The steel wool part is very bad advice for vinyl. It is most likely PVC and much softer than steel. You'll scratch the hell out of it.
    Rent a pressure washer and buy some commercial grade detergent.
     
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    A pressure washer is great for fences but SOME (let me stress some) siding situations will promote growth behind the siding when you force moisture behind the vinyl. Basically, just be careful about the spray angle. The other lower pressure suggestion is to take a spray applicator that hooks to the hose (like Miracle Grow) and fill it with a mixture of water a bleach. The low pressure bleach mixture should work well too but I like my pressure washer (even though I may be causing a problem using it).
     
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    I've had good luck with a 50/50 bleach water mix in a sprayer.
    Just a garden hose to rinse it off after 5 min or so.
     
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    I just use a product called "JoMax" that I got at Lowes. Mix it with clorox and spray it on with a bean sprayer, let it set a few minutes, and then hit it with a water hose. Works great. No scrubbing. I really liked that part.
     
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    +1 on the JoMax and bleach.