How to Brighten Faded Vinyl Siding

Years of wind, rain, sun, and a rogue soccer ball here-and-there can fade even the brightest vinyl siding. And with summer just a few days away, that sun is only going to get more and more intense. If your vinyl siding is in need of a pick-me-up, here’s the best way to bring it back to life.

How to brighten faded vinyl siding JM Roofing

What you’ll need:

  • Bucket
  • Water
  • Vinegar
  • Hose
  • 1 Soft brush
  • Vinyl-siding restoration product
  • Synthetic bristle paintbrush
  • Paint roller with a long handle


Step 1: Mix vinegar and water in a large bucket (30 percent vinegar to 70 percent water). This mixture will eliminate dirt, dust, pollen, and mold. If after scrubbing a small area your siding still isn’t looking as bright as you want, try mixing in a little bit of laundry detergent.

Step 2: Pre-rinse the vinyl siding with a hose. To reach every surface, attach a garden sprayer to the end of it.

Step 3: Using a soft brush, apply the vinegar and water mixture to your house. For the best results, start at the bottom and work your way up — this will keep the bottom consistently wet and prevent streaking.

Step 4: Now that you’ve just scrubbed every nook and cranny of your house, apply a coat of of vinyl siding restoration to each panel. This will prevent future sun damage and protect all of your hard work.


If you’re tired of refurbishing your siding every year, it might be time for new siding all together! At JM Roofing and Siding, the siding we install will protect your home, save energy, enhance the value of your property, and last for years. Whether you’re looking to replace or update your siding, we’ve got your house covered! For more information, give us a call at 203-299-0716.  

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