If you wake up one morning to find that you have been the victim of mischievous night vandalism, you will want to act quickly. This is especially true if the vandalism involves an egg and the side of your house. Vinyl siding and dried egg are a tough combination to clean, and the task is even tougher if the egg is left to bake in the afternoon sun.
Things You'll Need
- Powder dishwasher detergent
- Scrub brush
- Bucket of water
- Plastic paint scraper
- Garden hose
- Wet rag
Wipe as much of the egg off of the vinyl siding as you can with a wet rag. Removing as much of the loose egg material as you can will help make scrubbing easier later on.
Place the powder dishwasher detergent on a scrub brush that it just slightly damp. The powder crystals will help you with the scrubbing, so try not to saturate the brush with water or you will dissolve the crystals. The idea is to create a pastelike consistency with the damp brush and dry dishwasher detergent.
Scrub the egg with the scrub brush and paste until it begins to lift. Dip the brush into a bucket of water, if necessary, to keep it damp.
Use a plastic paint scraper to help lift the egg from the vinyl siding between scrubbing sessions. Use small, scraping motions to chip away at the egg. Continue switching back and forth between scrubbing and scraping until the egg is removed.
Rinse the vinyl siding with a garden hose when the egg is completely removed. If you do not have a garden hose, you can use a wet rag. Just be sure that you rinse it well with water in order to remove all of the detergent paste.
Tips & Warnings
- You can also use a power washer to remove the egg and clean your siding. Just be sure that you don't use full pressure---it may be more than your vinyl siding can handle.
- Never use a metal paint scraper to remove the egg from your vinyl siding. You can scratch the vinyl and potentially ruin it.