Diana K
Diana K
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  • East Bend, NC
Asked on May 2, 2012

whats the cheapest and most efficient way to clean mildew from vinyl siding on a doublewide mobile home?on a budget

Karolyn SladerBonnie Marcum Plumlee153091
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17 answers
  • Sherrie S
    on May 2, 2012

    I used plain vinegar on my vinyl fence and it worked perfectly for mildew and algae. I didn't even have to scrub it.

  • An natural cleaner like vinegar mixed with water is inexpensive and better for the ground around the home than harsh chemicals!

  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on May 3, 2012

    And there is the old 10% clorox and dish soap solution with a scrub brush.

  • Good old elbow grease and soap. Car wash works well. A soft brush on a pole with a large bucket of soap and a hose. If you have access to a power washer that makes quick work of it as well. Some home centers, sell vinyl siding cleaner that you spray on the house, wait and then hose off again. You may have some success with that, but elbow grease makes the best cleaning system.

  • Jane W
    on May 3, 2012

    Pressure washer will get 99% off....

  • Pedini of Atlanta, LLC
    on May 4, 2012

    I did that on my 3 story stucco house with a product from home depot called house wash, you hook it to the water hose and just spray away. Was easy and worked great

  • Diana K
    on May 4, 2012

    I tried everything short of a pressure washer or special cleaners,cant afford those..I ended up taking a cheap pressurized garden spray bottle,pouring 1/2 bleach to 1/2 water.pumping it up good every few minutes,and let it work its magic..scrubbing up high is hard for me since I have systemic lupus.I lose my balance and use of my extremities quickly..so I sprayed really good,the eaves and the siding,then came back after a few minutes and hosed it good...looks like new now ^_^ Thanks to all of you!!!! Sometimes as a homeschooling mom of 6,I get frustrated and feel overwhelmed,but things like this little job,make me feel like I can still do some things without asking for others to do the leg work :)

  • Pam
    on May 6, 2012

    I clean mold and mildew from my exterior with a hand held sprayer filled with water and about a cup of clorax. Once it's clean and mold free, I them rinse with the garden hose. So far it has not hurt my lawn or flowerbeds which are filled with plants and flowers.

  • Barbara P
    on May 11, 2012

    Sam's club has a liquid called O DO BAN it smells like eucaliptus plant and comes in a gallon bottle. i love it's odor

  • Joey C
    on May 11, 2012

    purple power

  • Barbara P
    on May 12, 2012

    Use some elbow grease and scrub

  • Pam
    on May 12, 2012

    Vinegar will kill your plants and grass. Clorax with water will not.

  • Pat S
    on May 27, 2012

    I just did it with pool chlorine and a hose sprayer with a scrub brush on a handle/pole. Water anywhere below that could kill plants.

  • DutchMolly
    on Mar 5, 2013

    I have found the easiest and most cost effective way is to use Oxiclean -- mix it in a bucket with water and use a rag or long handled brush (RV brush with extending handle works great). It immediately removes the mildew and stains and doesn't harm the vinyl finish. I do my manufactured home twice a year with the method -- easy peasy!

  • 153091
    on Apr 5, 2013

    When washing your siding always start at the bottom and wash upwards ...you will never get streaks on your siding that won't come off.

  • Bonnie Marcum Plumlee
    on Jan 22, 2019

    Where did u get the screen door

  • Karolyn Slader
    on Jan 22, 2019

    Bleach in a sprayer with dish soap

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