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Old 08-25-2011, 03:46 PM   #1
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One of my clients sons was staining their deck and splattered deck stain on the vinyl siding and cant get it off. He tried mineral spirits and goof off but it isn't working.

Does anyone know of something a little stronger that won't reck the 15 year old yellow siding?

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latex or oil based?

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Sounds like an oil stain. Solvents in the stain actually dissolve their way into the vinyl of the siding. No getting that out if it's so deep that Goof-off doesn't work. Goof-off has xylene in it, which will melt the surface of the siding when using it to try and clean it. If that doesn't get the stain out, you are out of luck.
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Sounds like an oil stain. Solvents in the stain actually dissolve their way into the vinyl of the siding. No getting that out if it's so deep that Goof-off doesn't work. Goof-off has xylene in it, which will melt the surface of the siding when using it to try and clean it. If that doesn't get the stain out, you are out of luck.
Poppameth is right. If the Goof-off isn't working.........Now, I usually don't recommend power washing vinyl, but, in this case, you may have to give it a shot. I don't have a lot of confidence that it will work, but, you may be out of options at this point. Test an area to see if you can get the stains off before doing a full-blown PW of the area.
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Thank you all. I guess that is the reason why you don't have your kids do these type of jobs.
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