Care and Maintenance

Rollex products require very little maintenance. The baked on finish forms a durable finish that doesn’t collect dirt as readily as many other finishes. Under normal weather conditions, an occasional cleaning with a garden hose using clear, fresh water will remove loose soil and dirt.

 

Surface Dirt

Normal rainfall is usually sufficient to wash exterior surfaces satisfactorily. Where removal of surface dirt is desirable, wash and rinse with clear water. The use of a garden hose and soft bristle brush is recommended.

 

Moderate/Heavy Dirt Accumulation

Periodic cleaning may be necessary where an unusual amount of dirt is deposited on siding surfaces, under eaves or other protected areas. Use the following simple cleaning procedures as often as conditions dictate.

For surface soil or stains from industrial fallout, tree sap, insecticides, chimney fumes, etc., use an ordinary non-abrasive household detergent. One-third cup of mild detergent (Example: Tide) plus 2/3 cup of a household cleaner (Example: Soilax) to one gallon of water is recommended. Use a soft rag, sponge or soft bristle brush with gentle rubbing action. DO NOT RUB VIGOROUSLY- this can cause glossy areas over the finish. A rotary soft bristle brush equipped with an extension handle is useful to reach higher areas. Wash the house from top to bottom to minimize streaking. Immediately rinse all washed surfaces throughouly with a garden hose.

Mildew

In some locations, mildew may be an issue. It appears as black spots on the surface and is usually first detected under eaves, in porch enclosures and other areas protected from rainfall. To remove, prepare a solution as follows and use the washing and rinsing instructions outlined above:

1/3 Cup Detergent (Example: Tide)
2/3 Cup Household Cleaner (Example: Soilax)
1 Qt. 5% Sodium Hypochlorite* (Example: Clorox)
3 Qt. Water

* CAUTION: GREATER CONCENTRATIONS MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE FINISH. AVOID EYE AND SKIN CONTACT, FOLLOW PREVIOUS INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLEANING AND RINSING.

Stains

Stains from tar, caulking compounds or similar material may be removed using mineral spirits, then rinsing thoroughly with water. CAUTION: DO NOT USE ABRASIVE OR SOLVENT TYPE CLEANERS OR PAINT REMOVER. THESE MATERIALS MAY SOFTEN OR ACTUALLY REMOVE YOUR FINISH. WHEN USING ANY CHEMICAL AGENTS, OBSERVE MANUFACTURER'S SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND AVOID EYE AND SKIN CONTACT. Test all cleaning solutions on an inconspicuous surface before applying to broader areas.

This care and maintenance information is intended to be of assistance. Rollex assumes no responsibility for mixing and application procedures beyond its control.