English Ivy Sap / Resin Removal From House Siding


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Old 09-16-14, 03:50 PM
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English Ivy Sap / Resin Removal From House Siding

Hello,
I need some advice on how to remove this English Ivy remnant / debris from my My T1-11 House Siding before priming and repainting .
I tried a wire wheel in a air drill motor and all it did was polish / burnish the Sherwin-Williams latex enamel and the ivy vine stubble.

This stuff has to be some type of poly-enzyme, the ivy sap that is.
Similar to Pine or Fir sap resin , it is a bonding adhesive like contact cement.

At least it has been left standing for a couple years in the sun's ozone to dry out, but then so has the siding panel and latex enamel.

I can get it pretty easy scraping with a conventional sharp paint scraper, but that would equate to days and beyond hours inclusive to the surface degradation of the soft aged ruff-sawn texture of the siding panel underneath.

Do they make a spray on adhesive remover for this that can be brushed and hosed off? Iv'e tried the orange Goof-Off in a small area, but it did not seem to phase it.




Thanks in advance for the input,
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Old 09-16-14, 06:32 PM
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I feel for you, that crap is considered to be a noxious weed in Washington.

The only think I have to offer is a scrub job using a stiff scrub brush and lots of water. Maybe add some Simple Green to the water at about 25% max. You WILL have to paint after you get the majority of the stuff off the siding.
 
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Old 09-16-14, 06:47 PM
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Looks like I'm going to have to roll my sleeves up for this one?
 
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Old 09-17-14, 04:18 AM
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Yep, scraping/sanding or a wire brush is what you need along with a LOT of elbow grease There is a reason why it often gets painted over after just removing what comes off easy.
 
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Old 09-17-14, 11:20 PM
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Well? After some thought i found these reciprocating saw stainless brushes on the internet.
(Lowe's or Amazon, E-bay)

Reciprotools

Spyder Products

I stopped at our Home Depot today and they have not ever heard of such a tool and that was coming from a Milwaukee tool representative that was there.

I experimented with a similar stainless welding brush this afternoon and came to the conclusion that the wire strands need to be nipped down to between 1/4"-3/8" of an inch long.

I will place the brush into a disposal bag for safety protection (inclusive to using adequate eye protection / safety glasses or goggles) and use an effective end nipper such as a Diamalloy-Duluth G57 End Nipper to trim the strands down to achieve a very short-firm bristle effect.

This has truly been an enigma trying to resolve this issue just short of replacing with new siding panels at $40.00 a sheet, so here is a picture of what i am describing, perhaps it will be of some benefit to others.

I think this just may be the removal ticket inclusive to already dried out vine tentacles/sap, hoping it will scour it right off the surface without any damage to the panel making short order work of it.
I am going to build one of these and will try to get back in a short, posting the end results. What i have in mind may be a shorter tool attachment end, and more rigid to really scour this stuff off.

While i'm here posting, anyone care to comment on the Behr or Glidden Exterior house paints?
Iv'e been using Sherwin-Williams Superpaint for 25 yrs. and have re-coated the west end of the house two times which takes a deliberate sun exposure and right now it is pretty cooked with some raw paneling showing. That's about 12 years a coat.

I stopped at Sherwin-Williams today and the flat Superpaint is $55 a gallon and their Emerald is $72 a gallon.
Home depot can mix Glidden in my crossover color for $22 a gallon and Behr Ultra for $37 and Behr Marquee for $46 a gallon.



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Old 09-18-14, 05:28 AM
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Glidden makes some great paints but I'm not sure you'll find any of them at a big box as they tend to market Gliddens bottom line coatings I doubt I've ever applied more than a gallon or two of Behr's coatings but they don't have a great reputation. SuperPaint as you know is a great coating and I'd be inclined to stick with it, I've never used Emerald [it came out after I retired] SWP often has sales/coupons so that might help.
 
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I buy paint at SWP. I buy other items at HD but never paint.
 
 

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