Best way to clean stained wooden (painted) sills

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  1. mrtaytay

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    Got a house to clean tomorrow that has painted wooden frames and sills. The customer has just texted asking if I can remove the stains on the edge of the sills. You may have noticed this kind of staining before.....vertical lines caused (I think) by rainwater running off the sills. It can normally be partially removed with a wet micro fibre and a bit of elbow grease. However, this customer is particularly fussy so I wondered if anyone had a quick effective method of removing this type of staining. I might be wrong, but didnt someone on here say that magic sponges shouldnt be used on wooden frames and sills?.
     
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  2. TolishAPurd

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    What about a stiff scrubbing brush?
     
  3. mrtaytay

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    I shall pack one in the car and give it a try tolish
     
  4. rugbywolf

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    I wouldn't touch it because once you start a job like this, and can't get it clean, you are stuffed. any kind of liquid will seep into the grain, and will not come out. Easier to re-paint.
     
  5. Tuffers

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    Magic sponge and neat Virosol will get it off Tay :thumbsup:

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  6. mrtaytay

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    Its a bit difficult though when they are a regular customer. I just gave It a go with a scrubbing brush and soap and water today.....only partially effective as the lines could still be seen.
     
  7. mrtaytay

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    Cheers Tuffers. Looks like you did a brilliant job there. I just tried to do it with soap, water and a scrubbing brush and the results were ok, but far from brilliant. I had it in the back of my mind that someone on here had said that magic brushes and painted sills/frames dont mix.
     
  8. mrtaytay

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    Most of the windows are like this. A real mess.
     
  9. Tuffers

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    What I said above will shift those stripes :thumbsup:
     
  10. mrtaytay

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    Good man!
     
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