How to Clean Siding | James Hardie Tulsa Renew

How to Clean Siding | James Hardie Tulsa Renew

There’s nothing like the look and feel of a super clean home that you love coming home to! Whether it’s your kitchen floor, your car, or your home’s siding, trim and windows. When something is so clean it sparkles, you feel accomplished, and it looks its best which makes you feel the best!

You can achieve that same shimmering sparkle on your home’s siding by cleaning it once a year. Tulsa Renew’s Siding and Paint Projects are the absolute BEST for keeping the Oklahoma Dirt and Grime off of your It’s recommended to pull out the garden hose and douse your home siding every 12 months…You can also use windex in a sprayer to help release the dirt from the house surface but a Tulsa Renew Siding Project doesn’t need much maintenance at all because of the sheen and primer/paint combination that we use on every house. Don’t use a high-pressure power washer to get the job done, as it turns out a low-pressure hose and a soft medium bristle (nonmetal) brush is the best way to remove dirt and debris from James Hardie® siding and trim.

Whether you’re removing dirt, grease or mildew from your Tulsa Renew James Hardie siding, we’ve gathered the tools, solutions and methods you need to keep your siding clean as a whistle.

THE CULPRIT: WEATHER

Tools:
Some of Tulsa’s big storms and windy days pick up dust and dirt that can cling to your home siding. To clean the muck from your home’s exterior you’ll want a soft cloth, a soft brush (such as an All Paint poly brush, a chip brush or horsehair bench brush) and a garden hose. Be sure not to use a hard metal brush or abrasive sponge—these can damage the siding’s finish.

Solution:
Water (yes…thats it)

Method:
If using a brush, brush the siding’s surface dust or dirt, then rinse the area with a garden hose. If using a soft cloth, wet the cloth, then wipe the area in a side to side motion in the direction of the Tulsa Renew Siding plank, shingle or panel siding until clean. From there, rinse the area well with clean water.

Pro tip:
Top to bottom: Work a small section at a time, start from the top and work your way down to prevent dripping or streaking onto the cleaned area but with Tulsa Renew’s projects you won’t have to worry about streaks because of the durability of the coating that we apply to the James Hardie Fiber Cement in Tulsa

Tools:
After working at your Tulsa home all day, oil-covered hands and greasy fingers can make their way to your home’s siding, in which case you’ll want to grab a soft cloth and a garden hose.

Solution:
Mild liquid dishwashing soap and water.

Method:
Get a soft cloth and saturate it with soapy water. Clean the stained siding while rinsing your cloth frequently. Once the siding is completely sudsed up, use a garden hose to rinse the area.

Pro tip:
Keep Wet: Do not allow soap or cleaners to dry on the siding. Instead, continually rinse the area until all of the soap has washed off of the siding.

We would love to come out to your home and design a more maintenance free home for you and your family so please reach out to us HERE or call us anytime at (918)960-1639 to ask us any questions you might have about renovating your Tulsa home!