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How do I pressure clean cedar siding?

Hi,

What chemicals are recommended for pressure washing dirty and mildewed cedar siding?

Thanks, lenc44

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Posted 2013-07-14T16:17:23+0000  by lenc44 lenc44
 

Hey lenc44.

 

You will get the best results cleaning your cedar siding by applying bleach to it with a pump sprayer. You can not run bleach through your pressure washer because it is corrosive and it will eat all the seals out of it.

 

Once you have sprayed the house with bleach, you will want to rinse it off. Because cedar is such a soft wood, you will need to rinse it fairly lightly to avoid pitting the wood.

Posted 2013-07-14T18:28:05+0000  by Ingar_HD_ATL

Hey,

Thank you for the advice. I felt a 3000 psi pressure washer was too strong. I will begin with the bleach. I appreciate the George Orwell quote, it's awful close to the truth as we speak.

Lenc44

Posted 2013-07-14T19:30:28+0000  by lenc44

Hey lenc44.

 

Thanks and its good that you appreciate it as I do.

Posted 2013-07-14T19:48:44+0000  by Ingar_HD_ATL
 
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