How to Clean Wood Siding
Homeowners love wood siding for its natural beauty, but a regular maintenance schedule is key to keeping it looking great and extending its lifespan for years to come. Without proper cleaning, your wood siding can accumulate unsightly dirt, diminishing its appeal. To prevent this, and to keep your wood siding in top form, follow these basic maintenance steps about once a year.
- In a bucket or large container, mix 1.5 cups Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner in a gallon of water.
- Hose down the siding.
- Use a soft-bristle brush to apply the cleaning mixture in sections, scrubbing firmly enough to clean without damaging the siding surface. Don’t allow to dry between sections.
- Rinse with hose.
PRESSURE WASHER APPLICATION
Use caution when using a pressure washer around openings like windows, doors, and plumbing connections. Protect nearby plants and grass by rinsing them with water before and after pressure washing.
- Hose down the surface.
- Pour full-strength Simple Green into your pressure washer detergent tank, or drop your siphon tube into the bottle of Simple Green.
- Pour full-strength Simple Green into pressure washer detergent tank, or drop your siphon tube into the bottle of Simple Green.
- Apply Simple Green onto siding in sections from bottom to top, using a low-pressure setting and a 25-40 degree nozzle tip. Make sure your pressure washer nozzle is pointed at the siding in a downward angle, keeping a minimum of 18 inches from the surface to avoid driving water beneath or behind the siding. Do not allow the product to dry onto the surface.
- Rinse well with clean water from top to bottom.
Be sure to check your warranty beforehand. Always follow the manufacturer's recommendation on proper cleaning practices.