Side Of Vinyl Garage Filthy? 2 Ways To Get The Dirt And Grime Off

Posted on: 17 May 2022

If the vinyl siding on your garage is filthy, you need to clean it. This can cause problems with the vinyl over time, but it also makes a very bad eyesore for people that see the garage. Fortunately, there are many ways you can clean the vinyl to get it looking new again, two of which are listed below.

Use a Pressure Washer

The quickest and easiest way to clean the vinyl is by using a pressure washer. You do have to be careful, however, so you do not cause damage. Use the wand that is labeled for vinyl and other types of material. Purchase vinyl cleaner that you can put in the pressure washer. This is important as some cleaners may be too harsh and damage the vinyl. 

Start out with a low pressure starting at the top of the wall and moving your way down. You may find this is enough to get the dirt and grime off. For areas with stuck-on dirt and debris increase the power a little or use a scrub brush to get this off. 

When you are finished, inspect the vinyl to ensure it is clean. If it is not, go over it a second time with the pressure washer. When you finish, remove the cleaner from the pressure washer and fill it with clean water. Spray the vinyl again to remove all soap. 

Clean it Yourself

If you do not have a pressure washer or do not want to use one you can clean the vinyl yourself. Have someone help you with this as you may have to climb up a ladder to reach the top. 

Purchase vinyl cleaner and mix it with water into a large bucket. Purchase a long-handled brush and some cleaning rags. Dip the brush in the cleaner and start scrubbing the vinyl. Use a smaller hand brush for areas where the dirt and grime will not come off easily. If you cannot find a brush with a long enough handle to reach the top, you will need to climb up on a ladder and clean this area by hand.

When you are finished and the vinyl is clean, spray the vinyl with a garden hose until all cleaner is removed. 

You can hire a pressure washing service to clean the vinyl for you. They have commercial pressure washers and the experience to clean the vinyl quickly without causing any damage. 

Reach out to a company like Charity Window Cleaning to learn more.