Heloise Hints

Heloise Hints


Mildew On Outside of House?

posted by eolsen

houseWhen you notice signs of fuzzy black or green patches, which can be mildew, growing on the exterior of your home, usually in shady areas, take action right away. Here’s what to do:

1. Put plastic drop cloths on top of flower beds or shrubbery to protect them from the cleaning solution. Remove fabric cushions from furniture, if near the area.
2. Use a broom to brush off debris or dirt before starting to remove the mildew.
3. Mix 1 quart of household bleach to each gallon of non-ammonia detergent solution. Apply to the mildew, let it set for 20-30 minutes then wipe clean.
4. Let the areas dry completely. Then repaint, if needed.



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