Vinyl Siding Cleaner, Exterior Siding Cleaner, Cleaning Vinyl Siding

DeckGeneral® Vinyl Siding Cleaner 50162 is a unique concentrated siding cleaner that is biodegradable, nonflammable, and low VOC. It contains a blend of specialty surfactants, detergents, and emulsifiers that effectively penetrate the toughest stains from dirt, oil, grease, and bird droppings. Its thickened formulation provides excellent vertical retention, which increases the products contact time on the soiled surface.

DeckGeneral® Vinyl Siding Cleaner 50162 is safe, fast, and effective on roofing, gutters, fencing, stucco, bricks, cement block, masonry, concrete, driveways, walkways and walls, and even patio furniture. DeckGeneral® Vinyl Siding Cleaner 50162 does not contain petroleum solvents, bleach, or ammonia.

Introduction: Cleaning vinyl siding is no different than washing a car. It is that simple.

Trees and bushes produce airborne sugars that drift through the wind and stick to vinyl siding. This nearly invisible layer of sugar is a food source for mold and some algae. Dust and dirt can also stick to the vertical sides of vinyl siding, and these are also food sources for some mildews and algae.

The best way to clean vinyl siding is to rinse it down with a regular garden hose equipped with a nozzle. Set the nozzle to a medium misting spray. Never use a forceful direct stream of water, as it can penetrate behind the vinyl siding. There are many homes covered with vinyl siding that do not have waterproof membranes that cover the frame walls. The wood sheathing and framing lumber can get wet easily if you direct water at the edges of vinyl siding, seams where two pieces of siding overlap, at inside and outside corners and next to windows and doors.

Vinyl siding is designed to shed water falling from the sky, not water that is shot up from the ground. Always rinse off the siding pointing the hose down towards the ground. Never aim a hose up at vinyl siding as it can cause massive amounts of water to seep behind the siding.

Vinyl Siding Cleaner 50162 will do a fantastic job of cleaning vinyl siding. Squeeze a generous amount in a bucket, and add warm water to make a frothy mix of soapy water.

Vinyl Siding Cleaner is a unique concentrated siding cleaner that is biodegradable, nonflammable, and low VOC.

Vinyl Siding Cleaner is a unique concentrated siding cleaner that is biodegradable, nonflammable, and low VOC.

Vinyl Siding Cleaner is a unique concentrated siding cleaner that is biodegradable, nonflammable, and low VOC.

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Typical Properties

Vinyl siding cleaner chart

Recommended Application

ALWAYS TEST each surface for suitability and desired results before overall application.

DeckGeneral® Vinyl Siding Cleaner 50162 can used as received or diluted with water, depending upon the nature and severity of the soils to be removed.

Before You Begin: 

  • Wear protective gloves, eye wear and old clothing is recommended.
  • Cover any plants, shrubs or objects you do not intend to clean.
  • Move all objects that could come into contact with overspray.
  • If plants or shrubs come into contact with the product rinse surrounding area.



  • Wet surface to be cleaned prior to application.
  • Use 1 part cleaner to 10 parts water or 1 part cleaner to 5 parts water for heavier soils.
  • Spray cleaner onto surface and allow to sit for up to 5 to 10 minutes. Do not allow product to dry on surface.
  • Rinse thoroughly.
  • Always work on a section of siding from bottom to top, and always work in the shade. You never want the soapy water to dry on the siding before it can be rinsed off.

Purchase a soft brush from a recreational vehicle (RV) dealership. They sell special brushes used on long poles to clean the sides of RVs. These brushes are superb tools to use on dirty vinyl siding. Once the vinyl siding has been coated with soapy water, dip the brush in the soapy water and use side-to-side motions to remove dirt.

Start cleaning from the bottom and go up as far as you can reach. Immediately rinse the area you cleaned. Proceed up the wall until you get to the top alternately washing and rinsing. As you get higher, always make sure you rinse all dirt all the way down the siding to the ground.

Never use chlorine bleach as an additive to your soapy water solution. Chlorine bleach is a deadly toxin for any and all vegetation around your home. The chlorine ions soak into the ground and kill the roots of the plants, grass, trees and bushes.

Do not mix this product with any other chemicals.


Clean-Up: Rinse equipment and brushes thoroughly with water. Please refer to the SDS for proper safety instructions.
Material Compatibility: Avoid strong oxidizing agents (i.e. bleach), strong reducing agents, strong bases (i.e. ammonia) and soft metals such as aluminum.

Shipping: Vinyl Siding Cleaner 50162 shipped in 5-gallon plastic pails and 55 gallon Drums


  • Water based
  • Wide spread utility
  • Low VOC

Note: The information presented herein is our interpretation of certain test results and field experience to date. The information is not to be taken as warranty or representation for which we assume legal responsibility, nor as permission or recommendation to practice any patented invention without a license. It is offered solely for your consideration, investigation and verification

  • Vinyl Siding Cleaner 50162

    DeckGeneral® Vinyl Siding Cleaner 50162 is a thickened cleaner that removes the most stubborn stains from vinyl siding. Its thick viscosity provides excellent vertical retention.


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