mold on vinyl siding

5 Methods for Removing Mold from Vinyl Siding

Everyone is in full spring cleaning mode in Culpeper. Although we are currently experiencing April showers, we’ve had some great sunny days. So, we hope you use one of these sunny days to clean the exterior of your home.

One of the most important exterior features to clean is your siding. If you don’t clean your siding regularly, you might have some mildew spots showing that could reduce your curb appeal. So we have put together a list of methods that will help you get rid of the mold.

cleaning siding

  • Water: This one is the easiest and least expensive option. Just using water works fine when the mildew has recently formed. All you have to do is hose the area working from bottom up.
  • Vinegar and water: This method is homemade and very popular. All you have to do is mix 30% vinegar with 70% water. Spray the solution on the mildew spots and let it sit for a few minutes. Afterward, scrub it off and rinse with water.
  • Cleaning solution: Go with the usual vinyl siding cleaning product. To remove the mildew use a soft bristled brush.
  • Dishwashing liquid: We’ve heard from some people that dishwashing liquid works great on mildew stains. All you have to do is add a couple of cups of dishwashing liquid into a bucket of water. But do NOT let the soap solution dry on the siding.
  • Pressure Washer: Pressure washing your siding is effective in removing mildew. But do not try this if your siding manufacturer discourages you from pressure washing. You do not want to risk your siding for some mildew stains.

pressure washing siding

We don’t vouch for all of these methods since we haven’t tried them all. But if you are looking for alternative ways to remove those annoying mildew stains, maybe you can try these. If you have any other methods, please feel free to leave a comment! If you have tried any of these, let us know how they worked.

Are you in the Culpeper area and in need of vinyl siding replacement? Give Culpeper Window & Siding a call at 540-547-9100.