What's the best way to remove lichen by soft washing? (video)

November 22, 2016

What's the Best Way to Remove Lichen by Soft Washing?


Several customers asked for our suggestions about the best way to remove lichen.

Lichen are the round white, brown, yellow and black growths that power washing alone will not remove. They grow on slate and concrete tiled roofs, as well as on concrete paths and monoblock drives.

And they can be very tough to remove.

Watch the video below to learn the most effective way to remove lichen (scroll down to read our written response): 

  

Soft washing lichen – the basics

Lichen grow into, and attach themselves to, the surfaces of roofs, paths and walls.

The best way to remove lichen is to first kill it by treating with Benz Lightning Cleanze and then, if necessary, Benz Tornado Cleanze.

Brush the softwash chemicals in with a medium stiff brush. Then treat with Benz Bio Cleanze which continues working through time to kill any remaining lichen spores and provide residual protection against re-colonisation of lichen.

Quick tip: Depending on the strength and resilience of the surface being treated, a light power wash following a soft wash treatment can be helpful to quickly remove the dead lichen.

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Benz soft washing how-to videos cover every aspect of soft washing. We show you how to soft wash domestic and commercial roofs, paths and drives, tarmac, concrete, walls, wall render (including KRend, Monocouche, Weber), wet pour safety surfaces, tennis courts, car parks, wood decking, fences, sheds and more ...

 

Click here to get more practical soft washing how-to tips about using Tornado Cleanze

How to find answers to most soft washing questions: Simply enter a relevant "keyword" or short phrase – e.g. keyword for the above link = "tornado" – into our in-site Search Engine (magnifying glass icon on the main menu).
 

You can order Benz Softwash chemicals & equipment online or by phone:

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Phone: 0800 70 74 222 

Online: www.benzsoftwash.co.uk


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We hope this information is helpful and sincerely wish you great success in your soft washing business,

Ben, Leo, Fiona, Stevie & Anthony

PS: After completing the first soft wash treatment, put your customer on a "Clean & Maintain" ongoing maintenance programme. Your customers will enjoy a permanently clean property and you will enjoy a steady stream of repeat business.

This is clearly a win-win arrangement for both customer and contractor.

 

Click here to explore the extensive range of Benz softwash cleaning chemicals & equipment

Benz Softwash Bio Cleanze DDAC biocide & Benz Softwash Lightning Cleanze SH sodium hypochlorite biocide



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