Remove Stain from wood siding

Removing Stain from Vinyl Siding

How to Stain a Deck

If you are reading this article then you have either made the mistake of thinking you could stain the deck or fence beside the house without masking off the siding, or you are really, really bored. Either way thanks for reading and let’s begin.

As I started to apply the stain, wiping the brush back and forth on the wood, I realized that the stain was spraying off the end of the brush at the end of each stroke. My first concern was spotting on the deck, but this quickly passed as I saw the stain trails up the vinyl siding.

By definition of the word “stain” I knew that I had to get this off the siding rather quickly. I rushed into the house and grabbed a bucket of water and a rag and headed back out to remedy this issue. I started wiping the spots with water and as feared the spots on the siding were indeed stained. Water was not doing the trick.

I hurried back into the house and decided that the best solution at this point had to be on Google. I searched every possible word combination I could think of that would bring me a solution to removing stain from vinyl siding, but after nearly an hour of searching and reading (I was not the first to save time by not masking off the siding) I had nothing. Google had finally failed me.


CFI Products CFI Products TruCleanEX Deck and Roof Cleaner Concentrate, 32-ounce
Home (CFI Products)
  • Makes 2.5 gallons; Can be used with pressure washer; Cleans about 500 sq ft
  • Will not harm/discolor shingles. Restores natural color to pine, cedar, redwood, cypress and birch
  • For use on decks, siding, fencing, docks, cedar and asphalt roofs, gazebos, brick and concrete
  • It is a water-base product, containing no bleach. It will not harm shingles or bleach wood. No scrubbing needed
  • Makes 2.5 gallons; Can be used with pressure washer; Cleans about 500 sq ft.

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Shotgun Mulch.??

Has anyone in the Ashtabula County Area experienced any problems with " shotgun mulch ". ?
This is a fungus that is found in fresh mulch from certain types of wood and which under some heat and moisture situations will expel a sticky goo that will be attracted to light and white objects. This goo will show as a small bump on siding and cars and will be impossible to remove. The small bump will pop off but the stain stays despite all types of chemicals used , including power washing.
If anyone has these spots on their siding please respond to this thread as soon as possible.

Ogdensburg home rehabilitation program gears up for phase two, on schedule  —
Some homes will receive extensive and visible rehabilitation, including the installation of vinyl siding, roofing and windows. Other homes won't have an obvious exterior update but will have new furnaces or flooring put in.

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  • Avatar outbackprophet What router bit would you need to make horizontal wooden siding?
    Apr 23, 2007 by outbackprophet | Posted in Do It Yourself (DIY)
    • You would be better-off getting a shaper with the head shapes that were recommended. Even with a router table it is hard to control the passage of the wood past the router cutters. The shaper makes it easy and keeps you from ruining a long piece of wood.