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How to Remove Pollen Stains From the Exterior of a House

Cleaning the exterior of a home is a chore that often gets put off. It does require a bit of stamina, but the results are well worth the effort. Siding begins looking stained and discolored from things like pollen and mold. Pollen is a common food source for mold and sets up your home for damage if it is not brought under control. All remnants of pollen stain are removable by most homeowners in a few hours.

Removal from Stained Wood and Cedar Exteriors

Step 1

Rinse the wood siding with plain water from a garden hose.

Step 2

Mix 2 cups of oxygen bleach to 5 gallons of water.

Step 3

Scrub the siding with the oxygen bleach and water using a long-handled brush. Let the mixture sit on the wood for a few minutes. The foaming action will clean the wood.

Step 4

Rinse well with the garden hose. Give the wood 24 hours to dry before leaning anything against it.

Removal from Painted Wood, Composite, Vinyl and Stucco

Step 1

Mix 4 cups of TSP pre-mix cleaner with 5 gallons of water. This product can be purchased at home improvement centers.

Step 2

Starting at the bottom of the siding, begin scrubbing with the TSP/water mixture. Scrub in small increments to avoid allowing the TSP to dry on the surface of the home exterior.

Step 3

Rinse with a garden hose from the bottom to the top. Rinse each section until the water coming off the siding runs clear.

Step 4

Work your way methodically around the home. Use an extension handle cleaning brush to reach the higher areas of the siding.