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    Another Option for SH

    Hi Everyone,

    I have been washing vinyl houses amongst other things for a couple of years now and still learning, but was wondering if I have other options for getting vinyl clean. I use a soap I get from my power wash supply company and I also mix it with SH. I have noticed on some of the houses we wash that the SH has faded the vinyl somewhat and it seems to discolor Trex decking as well. Are there other options to eliminate the use of SH but still clean the mildew and mold from the siding with out fading it?

    Part two of my questions is, has anyone used a product called "Bleach Wash Finishing soap" and if so does it bring back the faded color caused by the SH?

    Thank you,
    Alan Hamer
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    SH isn't likely causing the issues. I'd say if anything,.. what you're seeing is simply Sun faded siding,.and once it's free of dirt and mold looks lighter. And with the composite decking it's the same thing. There are many composite decks I've done that look gray,..but when cleaned were actually brown,..and this can be seen after the cleaning. So the "discoloring" you're seeing is likely just the material that is now free of dirt and mold.

    Also,..make sure you're rinsing thoroughly.

    *SH has been used for years and years by many "house washers",..and having it fade the material has never been an issue,.and is rarely discussed as being the cause of a problem.

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    I agree with what Jeff said. I would look closely at the additives you are adding to your bleach, they might be causing some kind of reaction possibly.

    Like Jeff mentions, when you remove the dirt, mold, algae and other contaminants you have the surface left. The sun oxidizes most surfaces, eventually dulls paint among other things. Before you bid a house you need to start looking at the house closely, wipe your fingers or hand on it and see if the paint oxidation or "chalk" comes off on your hand so you know what you are dealing with.

    If a lot of that chalk comes off then the house wash might be better off as a restoration cleaning where you remove the oxidation to make it look better and more uniform because just washing it can easily leave all kinds of marks and it could look worse than if you did not wash it. This needs to be discussed with the home owner and priced more accordingly as it will take many times longer than the regular house wash as you will probably have to brush every inch of the house. You can look up how to do this on this site if you want to learn more about it, cannot teach it to you here in a paragraph or two.

    Good luck.

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    Why try to re-invent the wheel. Stick with what works!

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    Links for your favorite oxidation treads you saved ? Thanks in advance
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    Thank you all for your advise, good information, that is what I like about this forum, a chance to learn from others.
    Alan Hamer
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