Dirt Strained or Mildewed Paint

Dirt Strained or Mildewed Paint
Definition: Excessive collection of dirt and debris. Sometimes this can be mistaken for mildew

- Usually a combination of air pollution and dust
- Coarse flat finishes are particularly vulnerable to dirt penetration
- The life and beauty of exterior paints may be extended by properly washing as needed

- Wash off all loose dirt and other particles before repainting
- Use a scrub brush and a detergent solution with household bleach (1 part bleach, 3 parts water) to also kill mildew if it is present
- Power washing recommended for speed
- Rinse to remove all loose particles