Remove Red Clay Stains from Siding
LESLIE: Robert in Virginia needs some help with a project. What can we do for you?
ROBERT: Well, thank you for taking my call. I really appreciate it.
My problem is that we built a new home and during the course of the construction the hardy plank siding that was to be applied came into contact with some of our famous Virginia clay soil that …
TOM: Oh, the red stuff.
ROBERT: The red stuff.
TOM: (chuckling) OK.
ROBERT: And it seems to have stained it in a few spots and we can’t get it off.
ROBERT: And I don’t know if I have to paint the whole daggone thing over or what do we need to do?
TOM: Well, not yet. There’s actually a good product that Krud Kutter makes that’s specifically designed for removing stains from red clay. You can go to their website …
LESLIE: Yeah, on all types of surfaces like concrete, clothing, everything, stucco.
TOM: You can go to their website at KrudKutter.com and that’s spelled with a K. So it’s K-r-u-d K-u-t-t-e-r. And they make a lot of different cleaning products but one of these – what they call a specialty product that they sell – is the Krud Kutter Red Clay Stain Remover and that should be probably your best bet for trying to pull those stains out. Of course, you can always go the painting route but we’d like to see if we can get it lightened up first and that might be a good way to start.
ROBERT: Thank you very much. That’s what I’ll do next.
TOM: Alright, well good luck with that project. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT, 888-666-3974.