Cleaning Exterior Stained Siding with Stain Solver
Stain Solver is an excellent product to clean exterior wood that’s been stained, sealed or painted.
Any paint, sealer or stain you apply to wood or metal siding is immediately attacked by the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays as well as airborne pollution.
IMPORTANT TIP: Five percent of the sun’s UV rays contain active photons that blast apart exterior stain resins and pigments.
Stain Solver will remove some or all of these damaged coatings because it’s such an excellent cleaner.
The photo below was taken in Florida in late June 2013. Behr solid-color stain was applied to the wood in 2010. The homeowner says the product came with a 7-year warranty.
The homeowner used Stain Solver to just clean the stained lumber of mildew, but was SHOCKED to discover that it stripped off what he thought was exterior stain still in good shape.
Stain Solver is such a powerful cleaner that it will remove the damaged resin and pigment even though to you it looks good.
You can see that after just three years the harsh sub-tropical sun in Florida broke down the resins and pigments in the solid stain.
DO A TEST: Be sure you do a TEST area on your surfaces to see what will happen when you use Stain Solver.
You want to do the test on an area of the wood that gets the WORST sun exposure.
Best Cleaner for Re-Staining
If you’re getting ready to recoat or repaint your exterior surfaces, there is no better cleaner than Stain Solver.
You WANT TO REMOVE all of the UV-damaged resins and pigments from the surfaces. Stain Solver will do that as you can see from the above photo.