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TxHomeowner 07-06-2013 07:25 PM

Old Masonite Lap Siding Survival
 
Our 20 year old Masonite lap siding (on second story only) and soffit must be well cleaned before re-painting. A number of years ago I unwisely allowed vines to grow up the siding and along the soffit. Upon clearing off the vines many of their "grabbers" remained stuck. We were told by a siding salesman excess high pressure washing, scraping and or wire brushing to remove the remanents of the vines may deface/destroy the old Masonite lap siding. We are hoping a professional painter may provide alternative cleaning methods. Also, if this old Masonite facing is so fragile will high quality re-painting (SW Superpaint) and chauliking ensure the sidings future very long term life.

(I hope this post is in the correct forum)

Thank you in advance for your advice.

WindowsonWashington 07-07-2013 07:13 AM

If the vines have been off the soffits for a while now, they will often times be pretty well dried out and easily removable with a good wiping/brushing.

nealtw 07-07-2013 11:36 AM

To late now, but the better plan is to cut the stems and let it dry for a few month before removing, more suckers come with it.
Wait a month for these things to dry up and wash the wall with warm soappy water and a soft brush

TxHomeowner 07-08-2013 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nealtw (Post 89124)
To late now, but the better plan is to cut the stems and let it dry for a few month before removing, more suckers come with it.
Wait a month for these things to dry up and wash the wall with warm soappy water and a soft brush

The vines were removed years ago. Just those stubborn dried up suckers remain.


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