Just so you know, you guys ROCK! Thanks so much for all of the encouragement and suggestions on the house colors. I think the biggest thing that I took away from all of your input is the reminder that it’s just paint. If I don’t like it, I can just start over.
Prepping for painting is by far the most difficult part of the task. If you are just now joining me, we are in the middle of a curb appeal project. We prepped all weekend to get the house ready to paint. One of the most daunting tasks was cleaning mildew and dirt off of our vinyl eaves and gutters.
We are not going to paint them, but they are filthy and I want the whole house to be pretty when we are done. I say we, but I didn’t do much except for hand up the brushes and cleaner to my husband who was the only one who could reach.
My mom has always told me that vinegar can clean a multitude of things better than most expensive and toxic chemicals. She was right.
We mixed 1 part vinegar to 1 part water, combined that with a carwash brush and a bucket and we were amazed at how sparkling clean our vinyl looked when we were done.
We still have the front of the house and the garage side to do, but we are on a roll. It is looking better already!
I have no doubt that the vinegar would also remove mildew from other places like inside the shower. I have always used soft scrub but the smell is so overwhelming and I am sure really bad for your lungs. I am going to try the vinegar this week and report back the results.