Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cleaning Our Vinyl Siding


My husband and I have been talking about cleaning our vinyl siding for, oh,  about a year now, lol!  We finally decided it was time to do something about it!  The north side of the house was the worst.  Unfortunately it's also the side everyone enters the house in when they visit.  So, it really needed to be done!


We have been living here for about 2 and 1/2 years and had never cleaned it!  I guess you can probably tell by the picture above.  Gross!


We put everyone to work.  My husband sprayed on a mixture of 1/2 bleach and 1/2 water with a little Awesome mixed in.  Then Mitchell would use the scrub brush to clean it off.


Then Hunter helped me wash it off with the water hose.  We all took turns on all the different jobs, so no one had to do one thing the whole time.


I am so glad we finally decided to wash it!  It looks brand new again!  To see more tackles visit 5 Minutes For Mom.

23 comments:

Candi said...

We did this to our place last year. It really needs to be done again! Yours looks great!

Together We Save said...

Looks great!! I need to get after my gutters!!

Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

Wow!! Looks great!! It is amazing how dirty a house can get and you would think the rain should keep it clean for us!!! LOL!!!! Dirty rain??

I saw a sign that pointed in your direction this weekend when coming back from Atlanta! You live in a beautiful part of the state!! Leslie and I started to call and see if you had time for a chat!!!!!!

Blessings!

Christine said...

Looks great, Nancy! We did it 2 years ago and it needs to be done again!

Dani said...

the Awesome cleaner is rightly named...between it and the bleach, you have new siding...remarkable,huh?

Judy said...

It's amazing what a little elbow grease can do isn't it?
Good for you all for tackling that, it is a hard job but the rewards are instant!
I loved peeking into your world today! Thanks for sharing!
God Bless!
Judy

Heather said...

Amazing! It looks like new!

Mandie said...

Your house looks brand new! How great... I guess I know something else we need to do, haha. Your hubbies new grill looks great. A lot of cookouts this summer are in store for you I see.

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Looks great! I was telling my husband we need to clean the siding on our house before we plant our flowers.

Have a great day!

Best
Tracy :)

Carol said...

Oh lord, we have to do that every year. That's nice you have helpers. Your siding looks awesome until the next cleaning is needed:)

Cheryl said...

Looks wonderful. Our boxing, eves and one wall at the carport are vinyl and I do them every year with my long handle brush.
I only squirt Joy dish on my brush and go for it.
Better than painting!

Maria said...

Ohhh how pretty and clean!!
Looks like new all over again!

Donna(mom24boyz) said...

Wow, it looks great....almost a different color even! Good Job!

Kristie said...

It cleaned up really well! :-)

Ellard said...

Wow, that's cool! A whole family cleaning up the siding. I wish I could do that also in my house's vinyl siding in New York.

Carl said...

You're right Ellard! I wish I could get together with my family and do just that. But alas, I have just recently had a Calgary roofer do my roofs. Calgary roofers tend to work really fast probably because our weather demands it to be done quickly, or you're done for.

QuiltedSimple said...

i really need to do this to our house - we've never cleaned the siding and we have lived here 12 years this summer. ugh
kris

Tipper said...

Wow-it realy does look brand new! I bet it makes you feel so good too-I'm glad you got it done. My brother was doing his porch one evening this week.

Narelle Nettelbeck said...

Wow what a difference - looks really great :)

(Kerri) said...

Hey, I need one of those long armed thingies to wash my house!!! My house looks the same (we have the same colored housed btw), and our front side is the N as well. However it's really high off the ground and I have been contemplating how in the world we would get it all done without climbing up on *high* ladders to do so. My search is over :-)

Blessings,

Kerri

BTW--we'll have to compare chicken names :-)

Twisted Fencepost said...

Wow, what a difference!
Amazing what a little soap, water, bleach and elbow grease will do.
I need to clean mine too!

heartin09 said...

thank you. Very nice. I want to find some info regarding vinyl siding in Wake county.

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