Vinyl siding is created from a sort of plastic, and so it features lots of advantages over wood siding. Vinyl is stain-resistant, does not rot and is relatively easy to keep. So when oil-based paints stain themit can appear like a cleaning nightmare. You are able to use a few products to eliminate the paint, but begin with the ones that are milder and only use strong chemical solvents if absolutely necessary.
Rub the area with a rag dampened in warm, soapy water to remove any not-yet dried paint from the surface. The earlier you treat the stain, the greater.
Spray the stain with an all-purpose home cleaner and rub with a clean, damp cloth. If the stain is relatively clean, the stain remover may have the ability to lift some of the paint away from the surface.
Scrub in the stain with #0000 steel wool, rubbing softly. The steel wool helps to remove the paint from the surface, but could also cause scratches, so only rub very softly. If you don’t observe the steel wool making any difference, stop using it until it scrapes the surface. Use a buffing compound together with a buffing accessory ona rotary instrument to eliminate the scratches.
Dampen a rag from paint solvent cleaner and lightly dab the cleaner on an inconspicuous portion of your vinyl siding, such as behind a drain pipe or someplace else which nobody will have the ability to see from the outside. Allow it to sit for 2 minutes and rinse the area.
Inspect the test area for any signs of damage from the paint solvent. If you find any warping or discoloration, you can’t use this product and must choose a different one. Test new products prior to using them. Once you locate one which causes no damage, continue.
Dampen the corner of a clean rag in your chosen paint solvent and then apply a thin layer to the stain. Wait about 30 seconds and then wipe off the solvent — and the paint it loosens — from the surface with another clean rag.
Work in small areas along the paint stain, always having a clean part of the rag so that you don’t transfer any paint back on the surface. Use as little solvent as possible to eliminate the paint. Continue until all paint is removed.
Rinse the area with clean cool water to remove any residual solvent. Gently mist in the surface will soak in and mar or irritate the surface.