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Help ! I sprayed sealer all over vinyl siding !

Discussion in 'Seal Coating Forum' started by bnzsealcoating, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. bnzsealcoating

    bnzsealcoating LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I was spraying and went to set the wand down, I must have bumped the valve and it sprayed all over the side of the house. I quick got a hose and sprayed some of it off. But most of it dried right away. Any ideas on how to remove the dried sealer ( coal tar) ? Thanks
  2. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    Two products will remove it. Either Oilflo or Tarbuster.

    The problem then is it does leave a yellow haze behind that doesnt come off.

    I have tried a million different things, magic erasers, tar removers, cleaners, power washers and nothing has worked.

    Cost me a few hundred in siding on one house and two garage doors on another.
  3. bnzsealcoating

    bnzsealcoating LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Where can I buy those at ? A Lowes or hardware store ?
  4. PaceSetter

    PaceSetter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Acetone will also work & also leave a yellow haze if not taken off right away. You should keep a can on truck. Any auto supply store carries Acetone.
  5. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,924

    What about gas, or diesel, I have seen guys use a diesel rag and get CRS-2 oil off trucks....
  6. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,661

    Thats why I wont spray anywhere near a house , we broom 95 % of driveways. As far as removing the coal tar , your supplier should have product that does the trick.
    But be prepared to possibly to pay to reside the house if it discolors the siding . You may want to contact your insurance carrier
  7. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    Thats the problem. Anything that I have found that removes sealer....Also removes what the sealer is stuck to.
  8. bnzsealcoating

    bnzsealcoating LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I ordered Tar- Buster online. I'll let you know how it works. I had to order 5 gal for $75 and shipping for another $30.
  9. signature sealcoat

    signature sealcoat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    sounds like something we have all did my best luck get most of it off is dawn dish soap washing it a bit then gas or diesel but it still always leaves some yellow discoloration

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