September 13, 2017
A customer asked us: "I put Benz Oxy Cleanze on a client's lead flashing. It's come up very bright and from a distance looks white. Is that normal?"
We replied that Benz Oxy Cleanze is designed to reverse the effects of sodium hypochlorite on lead, as well as removing rust stains from render and limescale build up from window glass.
We told him that the product should not be left on lead longer than advised on the label and that the whitening was probably the result of it being left on the lead flashing for too long.
To reverse the whitening effect of the lead we suggested he give the lead flashing a light rub with some Scotch-Brite or the green household mild abrasive pads sold for pot and pan cleaning.
We suggested he follow this with an application of "patination oil" that can be bought from most builders merchants.
This treatment will bring back the dull grey colour of lead that we are used to and will also protect the lead from further staining.
Important: Protect yourself from inhaling white lead dust, or absorbing it through your skin, as it is more than likely toxic.
We hope this information is helpful and inspires you to succeed in your softwashing business.
Ben, Leo & Fiona
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June 03, 2021
May 29, 2021
Several customers asked us what, in our experience, is the safest and most effective way to rinse dry dash (pebble dash) wall render after soft washing?
In this video Ben demonstrates the fan jet nozzle we use for rinsing dry dash render after applying Benz Lightning Cleanze.
May 20, 2021
We've been asked about the safest and most efficient and effective way to rinse Oxy Cleanze – and all softwash products – from treated surfaces. The concern was to minimise any possible impact on surfaces not being treated but that could receive run-off.
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