Removing Wood Stain From Vinyl Siding?

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Spills happen, but can be very frustrating and often difficult to clean up, especially when they involve wood stain type products. This is a page about removing wood stain from vinyl siding.


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August 15, 2008

How do I remove sealer from vinyl siding? I got my brother to help me stain and seal my fence about a month ago. It got all over my house and a small section of my neighbors'. We tried to clean up the stain on the siding with mineral spirits and Goof Off. Now the finish has a nice glossy sheen to it. I would like that gone. I've used Goof Off, mineral spirits, and gasoline. Nothing seems to get the stuff off. It keeps smearing a thin layer of stain. Please help.

Carsten from Raleigh


September 10, 20080 found this helpful

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To remove the red wood stain, buy a quart of vmp naptha. It will reactivate the stain. good luck



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April 19, 20160 found this helpful

for hard spots use fingernail polish remover it does wonders on just about any type of stain and spill (acetone)

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September 17, 20182 found this helpful

None of that garbage works dont waste your time or money like I did. The only thing that works is Acetone. Put some on a green scrubbing pad and that's it you'll be done in half the time.

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April 21, 20200 found this helpful

Did it mess the color of your siding up

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April 23, 20200 found this helpful

This works like a charm. So simple. Make sure it is acetone nail polish remover. Thanks!

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September 29, 2014

The former owner of our cottage splashed deck stain all over the lower row of off white vinyl siding on two sides of the cottage. We've tried Clorox, blue Dawn, GoofOff, another product guaranteed to remove all adhesive products called Contractor's Remover, and gasoline. Nothing touched it. Suggestions please?


By Eileen B


April 18, 20190 found this helpful

Omg i cant get wood stain off siding

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June 30, 20200 found this helpful

Having the same problem but acetone fingernail polish remover works well

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How can I remove deck stain from the siding on the house? It's already "set".

By Cajun from Collinsville


October 26, 20092 found this helpful

This research is strictly done for vinyl siding:
"Clear" PVC cleaner removes deck stains on vinyl siding and another website stated to use mineral spirit. It appears the stains on your siding are more of a permanent nature as they're set in over a period of time and not removed immediatley.


Another site suggested using the magic erasers for stubborn areas that didn't come off easily after a fresh splatter of stain gets on siding. It is also suggested that you go to the store where you purchased the stain such as Lowe's or Home Depot and inquire what product they sell for removal of the type of chemicals used in the product you purchased. Let us know please what product worked for wood stain removal.

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