Listen to 300+ podcasts by best-selling authors, published Wednesday, 4pm EST!

Chalk Talk

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about House Pressure Washing and other Pressure Washers topics.

What's that chalky substance on my house?

Chalk Talk

Well, it could be grafitti, or your kid's special art project, but chances are, it is oxidation. This chalky residue is caused by the effect of UV rays from sunlight or a strong oxidizer like bleach (Sodium Hypochlorite). The exposed paint breaks down and the original color is lost, and you're left with a chalky residue. You tend to see oxidation on painted, aluminum-sided, and vinyl-sided homes. The good news it that this kind of residue can be removed with a power washer, so call your local power washer company and have them come over for a consultation.

   

Comments

Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.



Name:


URL: (optional)


Comment:


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Pressure Washers Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!


Guru Spotlight
Alexis Niki