How Do You Remove Chalking From Vinyl Shutters?

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Even though vinyl is supposed to be maintenance free, after years of service, the surface area does break down and you see chalking on both siding and vinyl shutters. If your home is white, the chalking isn't as noticeable, but it's normally obvious on the colored shutters that decorate your home. The chalking not only dulls the shutters, it destroys the curb appeal of the home. If you want to remove chalking from vinyl shutters, there is an option available to restore the shutters to their initial beauty. Clean the vinyl shutters thoroughly. You need to remove any mold, mildew or other algae types of growth on the shutters. Even though you have chalking, you might also have other growths that interfere with the treatment of the shutters for the chalking. You treat the shutters with a cleansing of sodium percarbonate, like Oxyclean, to prevent the mold and mildew from returning. Scrub the vinyl shutters with a degreaser. Use a scrub brush and degreaser/cleanser on the shutters. Make ... more
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