Normal Maintenance

  • Wash using a soft cloth or ordinary long-handled soft bristle brush. For textured surfaces, use only a soft bristle brush to avoid smearing the stain into the grooves of the texture. Clean gently to avoid surface abrasion. After cleaning, rinse area with water.
  • To wash an entire house, start at the bottom and work up to the top, then rinse back down from top to bottom in order to prevent streaking.
  • For difficult-to-remove dirt and stains such as top soil, motor oil, lithium grease, crayon, felt-tip pen, caulking, lipstick, grass, bubble gum, mold and mildew, use readily available household cleaners such as those included in the list below.
  • Most cleaners are inefficient in cleaning stains such as pencil, paint, oil and tar. In these cases, you may wish to use a mildly abrasive cleaner, such as Soft Scrub,® Ajax,® Bon Ami,® etc., but the use of any abrasive material could have a negative effect on surface appearance.
  • Do not use cleaners containing organic solvents or other aggressive ingredients because they could affect the surface appearance of the vinyl. Examples of such cleaners are: chlorine bleach, liquid grease remover, strong soaps and detergents containing organic solvents, nail polish remover, furniture polish/cleaners.


The chemical agents referenced below may be hazardous to the user or to the environment. Please follow all precautions and warnings on the product label, particularly those which may be necessary to prevent personal injury. Always dispose of these chemical agents in a manner prescribed by the manufacturer. If you are unsure how to use or how to properly dispose of these chemical agents, please contact the manufacturer of these products for instructions.

Cleaners for Stain Removal on Vinyl Siding

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