LESLIE: Mark in Indiana is dealing with a siding issue. What’s going on?
MARK: I have cedar siding on the north side of our old farmhouse. It was stained colonial blue and it’s growing like a moss. It almost looks like green paint.
TOM: And now it looks like colonial green. (Leslie chuckles)
MARK: Well, in parts of it it does.
TOM: (chuckling) OK.
MARK: It’s not attractive.
MARK: And before I screwed it up or ruined it (Leslie chuckles) I was curious what I would like to do to it.
TOM: Well, you’re going to need to wash it down and you’re going to need to use a mildicide to do that and one good siding wash product that I like is called Jomax – J-o-m-a-x; available at home centers and hardware stores and so on. You mix it up; you spray it on the moss and let it sit for a little bit and then you can sort of scrub it off. I will warn you though that when you do scrub it off you may find that you’re wearing away the stained finish of the siding, so you may – one problem may lead to another. When you clean that moss off you may have to do some new staining on that side of the house.
MARK: You’ve been very helpful. I thank you very much. We just love your program.
TOM: Well, you’re very welcome, Mark.
LESLIE: Thank you, Mark.
TOM: Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.