To remove dried concrete from vinyl siding, use a concrete dissolver like Speedy-Clean Concrete Dissolver. As of 2014, this dissolver is advertised as a 100 percent biodegradable green cleaner that uses acids to break down the concrete and stop it from sticking to the surface it is on. According to the manufacturer, this product is safe for use on siding.Continue Reading
It may be helpful to wet the concrete, which helps to soften and loosen it from the siding. If water alone doesn't work, try using a spray bottle full of water with a few drops of dish soap to wet the concrete. Then, scrape off the concrete gently with a putty knife. This method is recommended for use on windows, and it should be safe for vinyl siding as well, as long as one scrapes gently.
To prevent concrete from splattering onto other surfaces, cover windows and siding before starting on any project that involves concrete. If the concrete does splatter, try to remove or clean it as quickly as possible before it hardens.
To improve the efficiency of concrete dissolvers, consider adding water to area being addressed. If the concrete is wet throughout the removal process, it makes it easier to work with. However, do not do this if it contradicts the manufacturer's instructions.Learn more about Cleaning
Removal of vinyl siding begins with locating the damaged vinyl you wish to remove. Detach the pieces next to the damaged piece to create room for its removal. Remove the anchoring nails and then extract the damaged vinyl siding.Full Answer >
Cut vinyl siding quickly and efficiently using hand tools such as a utility knife, tin snips or aviation snips. The choice of tool depends on whether you are cutting the siding lengthwise, across its width or dealing with trim pieces.Full Answer >
Clean vinyl siding by brushing away debris with a wire brush, wetting the siding with a garden hose and scrubbing it with a solution of trisodium phosphate and warm water. Work from the top down, cleaning half of each side of the house at a time.Full Answer >
Common styles of vinyl siding include double 5-inch panels, 6-inch beaded panels, Dutch lap siding and board-and-batten designs, while common colors include white, off-white, cream, sand and clay. Vinyl siding also comes in shades of blue, yellow, red and green.Full Answer >