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Clean Your House Exterior Without a Pressure Washer

  • April 29, 2015
  • By Sabine
  • 12 Comments

This is a sponsored post. I received free products from Rust-Oleum in exchange for my honest review.

KrudMainIs your house ready for a wash? Mine sure was, especially after the harsh winter Nashville had to endure. And since I am getting the house ready for new exterior paint, I had to first give it a good scrub.

I don’t have a pressure washer and I don’t have a “real” ladder. All I have is a wobbly 4ft. wooden ladder, which is great for changing a light bulb, but certainly not for anything that involves water. So I was really happy when the nice folks at Rust-Oleum sent over two boxes of Krud Kutter and Krud Kutter House Wash. With these great products, I didn’t need a ladder or pressure washer.

I started with the Krud Kutter Cleaner/Degreaser. Here’s what I did. Krud9This is the area next to my front door.Krud11I sprayed the cleaner and let it sit for a few minutes. It pulls out the grime and forms little brown puddles.Krud10Next, I scrubbed a little, but the grime just comes off. I finished it by rinsing everything off. Much better, don’t you think?

KrudCollage6Here are few other things I scrubbed clean.KrudCollage2My deck needed some serious TLC. Krud Kutter got  right through the green yuck.KrudCollage5My drive way used to have this nasty oil stain. Krud Kutter cleaned it up.

Next I tried the Krud Kutter House Wash. I attached the hose to the bottle. Krud12Once the house was saturated, I turned the nozzle to “CLEAN” and started washing the house. After the foamy stuff set for 5 minutes or so, I turned the nozzle to “RINSE.”KrudCollage1

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Krudcollage7I am not even sure what this was, but  after a good rain, I sometimes end up with this reddish stuff. I think it comes from the reddish bricks.  The Krud Kutter House Wash cleaner did a great job removing it. The product contains no bleach or ammonia.

I was very impressed with both cleaners. I didn’t need to buy or rent a pressure washer and the house is now ready for new paint.

*** Thank you Rust-Oleum for sending me free products for review. As always, all opinions are 100% mine.

By Sabine, April 29, 2015
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12 Comments
  • Marie Dutton
    July 11, 2016

    WOW! Those products did an amazing job for you. I painstakingly scrubbed one side of my garages vinyl siding last summer. I used a bucket with cleaner in it, (can’t remember the name now), and a hand held brush and vinyl gloves. It took me hours to scrub all the algae and dirt off of it. I just didn’t have it in me to do the back or the other side, (the front never gets dirty). I am definitely going to buy these products and tackle that garage and the dirty siding on the house! Thanks so much for sharing your experience 🙂

    • sabines
      July 12, 2016

      Marie, you’ve just reminded me to do some cleaning outside as well.The products did the job and I have to buy some more. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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    September 18, 2017

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  • Claudine
    March 27, 2018

    When it comes to cleaning house exterior and power washing, I prefer to call the professionals to deal with everything. However, I found this article extremely useful, thanks for sharing.

  • Vickie Toussant
    April 25, 2018

    I would like to try Krud Kutter not sure where to purchase it

    • sabines
      April 27, 2018

      Vickie, I know my local Lowe’s carries Krud Kutter. You can also order it on Amazon.

  • Krud Kutter
    June 5, 2019

    Thanks for the tips! Krud Kutter really helps

  • Terri Franklin
    October 12, 2019

    Thank you so much Krud Kutter for sharing amazing tips and guidance for cleaning the exterior home with us. I have tried it and it is very helpful

  • William Kirkwood
    March 13, 2020

    I’m going to read this. I’ll be sure to come back. thanks for sharing. and also This article gives the light in which we can observe the reality. this is very nice one and gives in depth information. thanks for this nice article…

  • Sweet Home Ideas
    May 11, 2020

    My house’s vinyl siding had some green algae (or something) growing on the side that does not get direct sunlight. I tried power washing part of the siding with the just power washer. Then, I tried this product along with the power washing — just to see if this product actually made a difference. It really did. The treated area was much easier to clean. In fact some algae washed off with just a simple rinsing of water. Good product.

  • Cristina Parkar
    May 11, 2020

    My house’s vinyl siding had some green algae (or something) growing on the side that does not get direct sunlight. I tried power washing part of the siding with the just power washer. Then, I tried this product along with the power washing — just to see if this product actually made a difference. It really did. The treated area was much easier to clean. In fact some algae washed off with just a simple rinsing of water. Good product.

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