Care and Maintenance

Instructions

The following simple cleaning procedures should be performed at least once a year or more often if necessary.

General Cleaning

For surface soils and stains, such as those resulting from industrial fallout, tree sap, insecticides, or chimney fumes, use ordinary non-abrasive household detergent.

The solution should be applied to the soiled surface by means of a soft rag, sponge or soft bristle brush with a gentle rubbing action. Do not rub vigorously so as to create glossy areas over the satin finish. Soft bristle brushes equipped with long extension handles may be used to reach some of the higher areas.

As with any cleaning operation, less streaking will result if the house is washed from top to bottom. It is important that immediately following all washing operations, the entire surface be thoroughly rinsed with fresh water from a garden hose.

Stubborn Stains

If stubborn stains are encountered, use a heavy-duty cleaner such as “Fantastik”. Heavy soil deposits may not be removable in one application and may require cleaning over some length of time. Do not use cleaners containing abrasive particles, ammonia, solvents or paint removers for cleaning. These materials may soften or remove the finish of the products.

Climatic Problems

Climates vary considerably from one locality to the next. In some areas, mildew may be a problem. It appears as black spots on the surface dirt and is usually first detected in areas protected from rainfall such as under eaves and porches. For removal, prepare a solution as follows and apply as outlined above.

1/3 cup of Detergent (Tide for example)

2/3 cup of Trisodium Phosphate (Soilax for example)

1 quart 5% Sodium Hypochlorite solution (Clorox for example)

3 quarts of Water

Caution: greater concentrations may cause damage to the finish

 
 
 

             

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