Salty siding near ocean

I’ve never seen siding that looks like post wash after a really poor rinse job before today, but the residence IS at the ocean. Any advice for removing this salt, and should I expect any trouble? Would have ventured on without my braintrust (you guys) but the wind is terrible today.

For Organics like mildew, lichen, moss,
use alkaline.
For minerals like salt, stains, and rust use Acid


Most of the house I wash are at the shore, some right on the beach. The salt film comes off with regular hw mix. You can usually see the salt on the windows really well. They come out great too.

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Here are some pics

After thorough inspection and contemplation, I truly think this is the work of a lousy rinser

That looks like nailite siding from the pictures, and if it is I can Thank Innocentbystander William Page for not getting involved with trying to clean that crap. What it looks like to me from the pictures anyway.

Looks like dirty siding to me. You can’t see salt from Ocean mist or spray in siding only on windows.

Just use you normal house wash and rinse well

Don’t even try to wash that stuff. Walk away

I already discussed these spots (I had bad lighting that day, going back tomorrow to finish windows and siding with the owner, and he is very understanding. Also, a repeat customer for whom I cleaned the windows of his city home. He just wants us to do the best we can, which we will. hopefully I can take some pics with full sunlight before and after. We’ll see how things go.

If it is salt stains ,at least you’ll have plenty of soft water to make your chemicals work better.

Cleaned it today, and those stains DID indeed disappear. However, I brushed them all out. I didn’t want to take a chance that they might reappear after just the wash and rinse. I’m waiting for the photos to upload to the cloud and I’ll post.

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How can you get pictures from clouds? What a joker.

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Indeed. The great cosmic joke is that no one gets out alive. AND, I’m still looking for those stinking pictures to drop of of the clouds. I never had this problem with my iPhone

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How have you been doing George? Still growing the broccoli sprouts?

Indeed I am. Had my bladder scoped again last week (ouch!) and 4 months out from my treatments there’s still no evidence of disease. I’ll be receiving quarterly scopes and semiannual CT scans for a couple of years to monitor my condition. Those broccoli sprouts are an important part of my defense.


That’s awesome George! Really happy for you!