Add Sheen Back To Vinyl Siding

For homes that have vinyl cladding that has lost it's lustre and looks tired: Wash down with warm soap and water then spray (cans) with tyre sheen or similar product. It's surprisingly cheap to do and it brings it back to life.

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An occasional hose down keeps it fresh. Repeat about once a year, but wash with warm soapy water first.

By Ocker from Australia

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February 20, 20080 found this helpful

Thank you for a great idea. I have been wanting to bring back the shine to my vinyl shutters. They are black and tired looking, but only 3 years old. We were thinking of replacing them with wood again. I do have one question, exactly what is the tyre sheen product that you speak of? Maybe we have something similar here in the states.

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February 20, 20080 found this helpful

What a wonderful idea! I live in an older 1981 Mobile home that has seen better days. What can I say!? It's paid for! It's on a small piece of my own land & I've been dreading the work I need to do this spring around the place. One of my top priorities is cleaning the siding. I'm afraid to use a "pressure washer" as I think this may damage the siding, so I guess I'll stick to a mop with an extension & a bit of "elbow grease". I will then follow your advise of using the "Tire Sheen" Then maybe dirt won't stick as easily & I'll just be able to hose it down!

---> What a WONDERFUL IDEA! Thank You!

PS. Will this work on Aluminum siding as well as Vinyl siding?

* To Jean: I've seen this stuff at Dollar stores. I believe it's a silicone based product, kind of like "Armor-all", but for Tires (or "Tyres" with a "Y" if you live in Australia) *grin*

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February 26, 20080 found this helpful

Thank you Cyinda, I'll look for that. There is always something to do around a home.

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