How to Remove Bird Droppings From Vinyl Siding

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Things You'll Need

  • Soft bristle brush or towel

  • Bucket

  • Household cleaner

  • Water

  • Sponge

  • Ladder

  • Gloves

Vinyl siding is a popular material used on the exteriors of homes. It comes in a variety of colors, is typically more durable than wood and less expensive than brick or stone. Homeowners who have vinyl siding may find it necessary to clean it from time to time. Bird droppings, especially, need to be removed from vinyl siding to ensure your home retains a clean appearance.


Step 1

Spray the bird droppings with household all-purpose cleaner. Be sure to read the cleaner's label to ensure that the chemicals in the cleaner will not hurt the vinyl siding. Wear gloves to protect your hands from the cleaner, and use a ladder to reach the upper portions of your home.

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Step 2

Rub the dropping with a towel or soft bristle brush. When using a bristle brush, be sure to avoid rubbing the droppings into the texture of the siding.


Step 3

Rinse the cleaned area with water. Dip a sponge into a bucket of water and wipe the final residue off the vinyl siding. This prevents any leftover residue from staying on the siding.


You may need to test vinyl siding cleaners on a small inconspicuous location. This will determine if the cleaner will create any unwanted discolorations on the siding.

For cleaning large areas, you can use a pressure washer. Be sure to hold the nozzle level with the siding so water does not collect inside the vinyl siding.

Mixing 30 percent vinegar with 70 percent water is a natural household cleaner for vinyl siding that can be used in place of harsher chemicals.


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