Preventing Mold and Mildew on the Outside of a House
By: Danny Lipford
If you live in a warm, humid climate, mold and mildew will often form on the exterior siding and trim of your home. It’s important to clean the outside of your house regularly to remove any mold or mildew and to clean it thoroughly before painting.
Make sure the paint you use on the outside of your home contains a mildewcide. If it doesn’t, have a mildewcide additive added to the paint at the home center or paint store.
If the mold and mildew return, apply an outdoor mold remover, like Wet & Forget, to your siding and trim to keep the outside of your house mold and mildew free for up to one year.
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Danny Lipford: When a house has just been painted, people want to keep that new finished look, so they often ask how to keep the mold and mildew away. It really starts before you paint.
The mold and mildew have to be cleared away before new paint is applied. Then the paint itself should contain a mildewcide. Many brands make it part of their formula, or it can be mixed in as an additive at the paint counter.
Even with these precautions, the mold and mildew will eventually return. At the first sign of new growth, apply a mold remover, like the one from Wet & Forget. It’s non-caustic, non-acidic, and contains no bleach, so it won’t damage your new paint.
You simply apply it to a dry surface and let it go to work. No scrubbing, rinsing, or pressure washing necessary. It works with the rain and the wind to gently remove mold, mildew, and algae over time.
And while the cleaning is gentle, it’s also thorough, so it lasts up to a year or more. Then simply reapply it to keep your house looking like you just painted it.
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