Pressure Washing Aluminum Siding

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When pressure washing aluminum siding, use a low setting on the pressure washer, apply the soap from the bottom up, and rinse the area from the top down. Avoid spraying directly into siding seams with advice from a licensed remodeling contractor in this free video on home maintenance.

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Hi, I'm Tim Gipson. I'm going to talk to you about pressure washing aluminum siding. Now when we're pressure washing aluminum siding, the one precaution we want to take is we want to make sure we don't use the highest pressure settings on our pressure washer, because you can dent, you know, or mar the aluminum siding. So, when we're pressure washing aluminum siding, you're going to start out with this low pressure tip, which will help you apply the cleaning solution and the suds to it, and then we'll either use a forty five, or really no more than a twenty five degree. On your pressure washer, the lower the degree of the tip, the higher the pressure and the smaller the fan spray. So, you know, for pressure washing a house, a wider fan is going to work and, particularly, all we're going to use these for is for rinsing down the solution that we put on there. Now, if we have some areas that have a little more stubborn dirt, then you can use a mop or a special brush, or anything that's bristle brushed that you can use that once we apply the solution, then you can clean it down. So we'll go ahead and do a quick demonstration. Now also, when we're cleaning, what we want to do is we want to soap from the bottom up, and then we want to rinse from the top down. You also want to be careful that you don't spray water directly into the seams, or that you spray water up. We don't want to get any water behind the siding. Okay. So again, on aluminum siding, you want to make sure that we use a lower pressure tip on our pressure washer, soap from the bottom up, rinse from the top down, and make sure you don't spray any water in the seams. So I'm Tim Gipson with how to clean aluminum siding.


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