Cleaning tips for Care and Maintenance of Vinyl Siding

Even though Vinyl siding is a low maintenance product you will want to do some Care & Maintenance every now and then to keep it look its best. Here are some quick tips to help you along.

  1. Soil, grime and chalk are easy to remove with soap and water.
  2. Chalk may also accumulate on the surface, this is normal, and occurs on any pigmented surface that is constantly exposed to sunlight and the elements.
  3. Stubborn stains can usually be removed with cleaners like 409 and simple green.
  4. Work from bottom to top when cleaning vinyl siding to reduce streaking.
  5. If mildew is a problem in your area commercially available mildew cleaners are available at good hardware stores.


  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 quart household bleach
  • 1/3 cup powdered laundry detergent
  • 2/3 cup TSP (soilax trisodium phosphate) available at hardware stores

Power washing is not recommended because it can cause moisture intrusion and water damage.

Call Cat Exteriors  at 877-652-2420 with any questions you may have regarding this problem and we will do all we can to find you an answer to your problems.