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Old 09-10-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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My "friend power wash my siding ,using bleach and ???? ,now my house look worse than ever ? I have big light discolotating areas on my house. I look like kids painting ?? What I can do to make the color on my siding to be even again ???

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My "friend power wash my siding ,using bleach and ???? ,now my house look worse than ever ? I have big light discolotating areas on my house. I look like kids painting ?? What I can do to make the color on my siding to be even again ???
More info would help, such as what type of siding and what the ???? was mixed with bleach. Nothing worse to deal with than light discolotating, but it's probably gonna require repaintolating.

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[quote=ric knows paint;1007164]More info would help, such as what type of siding and what the ???? was mixed with bleach. Nothing worse to deal with than light discolotating, but it's probably gonna require repaintolating.[/quote]


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Come on guys. She may be playing us but she may just be struggling to communicate in a language not her first?

Petra, we do suspect newbies these days because many enter here is trolls and PR plants. If you are real we will help you. It would help if you could update your profile with basic geographical information.

First concern I have is that you should never atomize bleach through a power washer. It is very dangerous.

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Come on guys. She may be playing us but she may just be struggling to communicate in a language not her first?

Petra, we do suspect newbies these days because many enter here is trolls and PR plants. If you are real we will help you. It would help if you could update your profile with basic geographical information.

First concern I have is that you should never atomize bleach through a power washer. It is very dangerous.
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You are right; this is not my first language, but what? I do have a problem and I do not have an answer that is why I am here? My house is discolored. The guy who did the house used Jo max cleaner + bleach? Can that damage the Vinyl siding permanently or there is something I can do to fix it???

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You are right; this is not my first language, but what? I do have a problem and I do not have an answer that is why I am here? My house is discolored. The guy who did the house used Jo max cleaner + bleach? Can that damage the Vinyl siding permanently or there is something I can do to fix it???

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Petra, Please forgive the poor attempt at humor by a couple of our members---

Have you tried hand scrubbing a small section of the siding? Use a 'no scratch' cleanser like Bon Ami---see if that evens up the color.

Your pressure washer helpers were not careful enough and blasted through the oxodized layer ,that was faded, and exposed darker unfaded material underneath.

Scrubbing off more of the faded top might be the best way to even up this miss.----Mike----

Okay painting pros---show me that you have solutions and not just warped humor---I know you are better than that!
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I was not picking on petra, I actually thought Rick just made a spelling error and was joshing him
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Petra, Please forgive the poor attempt at humor by a couple of our members---

Have you tried hand scrubbing a small section of the siding? Use a 'no scratch' cleanser like Bon Ami---see if that evens up the color.

Your pressure washer helpers were not careful enough and blasted through the oxodized layer ,that was faded, and exposed darker unfaded material underneath.

Scrubbing off more of the faded top might be the best way to even up this miss.----Mike----

Okay painting pros---show me that you have solutions and not just warped humor---I know you are better than that!

Hello ,this is how siding look now !
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Vinyl, to me anyway, is the trickiest substrate to clean. It usually has those thin horizontal grooves that seem to catch dirt and mildew like no other. It also possesses a slight static charge that helps dirt cling tenaciously. Added to all of that, you have seams. Water gets into the seams and under the vinyl and then flushes out any crap that is behind the siding and that stuff always discolors the siding. Your best option is to clean it by hand or by soft bristle brush. I like to pick a shady side and apply Krud Kutter from a garden pump sprayer and let it marinate for about 10 minutes before attacking it with a brush or a sponge. Then a gentle rinse from a garden hose completes the job. Trust me I'd rather go the easier route with the pw, but, sometimes you gotta do it the hard way and that's by hand.
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Well, after looking at the pics, THEY MISSED SOME SPOTS. Those areas they missed are showing up lighter than the siding that was cleaned. Have them come back & clean the missed areas.
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Petra, Please forgive the poor attempt at humor by a couple of our members---

Have you tried hand scrubbing a small section of the siding? Use a 'no scratch' cleanser like Bon Ami---see if that evens up the color.

Your pressure washer helpers were not careful enough and blasted through the oxodized layer ,that was faded, and exposed darker unfaded material underneath.

Scrubbing off more of the faded top might be the best way to even up this miss.----Mike----

Okay painting pros---show me that you have solutions and not just warped humor---I know you are better than that!
Wow...seems I've created quite the international incident here...First, to Petra: If my comments offended you in any way - or if I insulted or humiliated you - I am TRULY sorry. I would never intentionally offend or insult anybody on this forum...

Second, to Oh'mike: A little quick on the PC trigger there, aren't we? My comment was simply a non-sensical response to a non-sensical word. I was asking for more information SO THAT A MORE PROPER RESPONSE COULD BE GIVEN. You've read my posts before - you should then know that often I inject my "warped and poor attempts at humor"...and you should also then realize I don't make fun at the expense of other people on this forum. I have provided many quality, professional solutions to, and perspectives on, problems that you, and others, may not have been particularly well versed on.

Lighten up a little, I remember a thread once where Brush Jockey said to JSheridan "Paragraphs Joe, use dem"...and at the time I thought it was kind of humorous (you know, me with my warped sense of humor and all)...but little did I realize then how offensive and insensitive that remark was since it's apparent JSheridan may actually suffer from being grammatically challenged. Maybe the best to have done would've been to wait for Petra's response then seen how this thread played out.

Again, my apologies to Petra for any embarrassment I may have caused.

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Hello I am not embarrassed humiliated offended or insulted. Thanks for your concern.
These pics that I post are very light; the sun was so bright... And unfortunately light scrubbing with bon Ami didn’t help either. I think that this is permanent damage and I truly regret allowing my friend to PW my house. Thank you all for your help.
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I don’t see how a pressure washer and bleach can damage the color of vinyl siding.

It looks to me that light areas are the only ones that are clean.
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Hello I am not embarrassed humiliated offended or insulted. Thanks for your concern.
These pics that I post are very light; the sun was so bright... And unfortunately light scrubbing with bon Ami didn’t help either. I think that this is permanent damage and I truly regret allowing my friend to PW my house. Thank you all for your help.
Hi Petra,

Jomaps House Cleaner is a very good product and is recommended for use on vinyl siding, via pressure washer. Prior to using any solution, I always would recommend wetting the siding down with plain, clean water to ensure better distribution of solution that's going to be applied soon after. I'm not sure I understand why the bleach was used, unless you had considerable, and/or stubborn, algae or mildew growth on your siding. If not, the bleach really served no purpose but probably had no adverse effect to the discoloration. I also agree with SDSester in that it's really not advisable to apply bleach to any surface via pressure washing...

Vinyl siding is like any other exterior building product in the respect that it will oxidize over time - cleaners such as Jomaps helps remove that oxidation to restore some of the original color. Your pics look like your friend may have been in a hurry, or a little inexperienced with the use of a pressure washer. I think a second application would probably give the siding a more uniform appearance (additional apps will not cause the "cleaned" portions to discolor any more), only this time a slower, more methodical application - completely wetting the entire surface with the Jomaps solution (sans bleach). Be sure to read the package directions on Jomaps, I don't recall if they require a cleansing rinse of clean water.

Finally, one other option (and perhaps the best option) is to follow Gymschu's recommendation. Sometimes, hand cleaning (scrub brush & solution) is the most efficient means of cleaning a surface uniformly (especially when dealing with oxidation). I also agree with Gymschu in his choice of cleaners - Krud Kutter makes some very fine products and problem solvers.

I don't think your problem is permanent or un-solveable (I think that's a word). Good luck and let us know how things work out.

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