What's the Best Way to Remove Lichen by Soft Washing? (video how-to)

November 22, 2016

Several customers have asked us for our suggestions on the best way to remove lichen.

Lichen are the round white, brown, yellow and black spots 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 this video to learn the most effective way to remove lichen (scroll down to read our written response): 

 

 

Our written response:

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 or Tornado Cleanze.

Brush the softwash biocide in with a stiff brush.

Quick tip: Depending on the resilience of the surface a light jet wash can be helpful to quickly remove the dead lichen.

 

Then treat with Benz Bio Cleanze.

Bio Cleanze will continue working through time to kill any remaining lichen spores and provide residual protection against re-colonisation of 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 ...

 
Our sincere wishes for a good life and a profitable business,

Ben, Leo & Fiona

 

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