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How do you clean clapboard siding?
Last Updated: 15th March, 2020
- 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.
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Regarding this, how do you maintain clapboard siding?
How to Maintain Clapboard Siding
- Maintain the Paint. The paint that covers your siding is the most important part of protecting your clapboard siding from rain, snow and the heat of the sun.
- Keep It Clean. Give your house a good cleaning at least once a year.
- Replace Split Boards.
Likewise, should you pressure wash wood siding? While it's possible to wash wood siding correctly, there's also a good chance that water will find its way up and under the exterior surface if you use high pressure. From there, water can damage insulation, electrical wiring and can spur mold growth.
Similarly, you may ask, is clapboard siding good?
Clapboard is the classic choice. Wood panels are quite durable to harsh weather condition and can help insulate against colder climates. Though vinyl is cheaper and low maintenance, a well-maintained clapboard siding can outlast it.
Can you use bleach to clean wood siding?
A safe deep cleaner for wood siding is oxygen bleach. It is a powder that mixes with water. You simply keep the wood siding wet with the oxygen bleach solution for 15 minutes. It will remove the mildew and deep clean the siding.