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Remove Weatherproofing Stain from Vinyl Siding

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    LESLIE: Laurie in New Jersey, you’ve got The Money Pit. What can we do for you today?

    LAURIE: Hi. Yes. We were weatherproofing our fence with some weatherproofing stain and it got on our vinyl siding…

    TOM: Uh-oh.

    LAURIE: … and we’re trying to figure out how to get it off.

    TOM: Yeah. And you didn’t know that vinyl siding was as absorbent…

    LESLIE: Yeah.

    TOM: … as it apparently is.

    LESLIE: And even if you can get it off the surface, is it already like sucked through to the center of it?

    TOM: Yeah. Laurie, I think the first thing I would try is to use mineral spirits or a paint thinner on a rag and see very carefully if you can lift some of that paint; get it soft enough where it cleans off the siding. If that doesn’t work, you might want to go to a paint stripper and perhaps use one of the Peel Away products.

    LESLIE: Yeah. And the Peel Away products are good because after you apply them, you sort of let them sit there. They dry; they do their best to, you know, saturate the paint or the stain and then you peel everything away once it’s dry. There’s a good website called PaintRemoval.com and they offer several Peel Away products and there are two that are specifically made for fiberglass: one is the Peel Away Smart Strip and the other is the Peel Away Marine Paint Removal, which is made specifically for fiberglass. So one of those two could really do the trick for you.

    LAURIE: OK. We’ll definitely try it.

    TOM: Be confident now.

    LESLIE: Yeah. You’ve got to try it. (Laurie chuckles)

    LAURIE: It’s just the whole neighborhood can pretty much see the…

    TOM: Oh, boy.

    LAURIE: … stain on our house.

    TOM: And next time, be a little more careful with that stain you put on the fence.

    LESLIE: And next time, masking.

    LAURIE: Yeah, the sprayer just kind of went all over. (Leslie and Tom chuckle)

    TOM: Alright. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.

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