Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc

Posted by Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc on 8/31/2015

One project that you can do to your home that will make a big difference is to clean the outside. If you have vinyl siding it can look dirty and dull and make your home look dingy. One day spent cleaning the siding will make a big difference. It may seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools it can be an achievable one by almost anyone at any skill level. Here are some tips to get you started: What You Need: Soap Soft Bristle Brush Ladder (as needed) Tools Pressure Washer (optional) Hose with Sprayer 1. Prepare your home by closing all of the windows and doors from the inside. Cover any plants and outdoor furniture that may be damaged by water spray or soap deposits. Also, turn off all of your exterior lights. 2. If you are using a pressure washer fill it according to the manufacturer guidelines and pick a soft spray nozzle. If you will be using a garden hose choose an appropriate nozzle to wet the vinyl siding. 3. Spray the house down to wet it. Always spray at a downward angle to prevent water getting beneath the gaps in the siding. Work in small areas 50-200 sq. ft. in size. 4. Soap down the area with a multi-purpose diluted soap. Use a soft bristled brush to scrub the siding gently to remove dirt. 5. As you scrub the vinyl, spray it off with the hose to rinse away any soap and remaining dirt. 6. Remember to work in small sections. 7. Take a step back and enjoy how clean your house looks.