How to rinse Benz Oxy Cleanze safely and effectively

May 20, 2021

Oxy Cleanze gel - rust, rust stains, and limescale remover

We've been asked about the safest and most efficient and effective way to rinse Benz Oxy Cleanze – and all softwash chemical products – from treated surfaces. The concern was to minimise any possible impact on surfaces not being treated but that could receive run-off.

Quick tips:

1) The information about rinsing in this article applies equally to rinsing all our softwash chemical products.

2) As always treat a small test patch of the surface you are planning to treat before giving a full treatment.


The best soft washing equipment for rinsing

To rinse Oxy Cleanze we use our specialised soft wash rinsing nozzles that are designed for use with a pressure washer. They utilise the high flow rate of the pressure washer, giving an efficient and effective water pressure at the point of contact. They come as shooter and fan tips. 

Benz Shooter Tip – precision rinsing after a soft wash treatment

Benz shooter tip softwash rinsing nozzle


Benz Fan Tip – bulk rinsing after a soft wash treatment

Benz fan jet softwash nozzle bulk rinsing


Benz Fan Tip – bulk rinsing after a soft wash treatment

Benz fan jet soft washing nozzle bulk rinsing

A somewhat slower alternative would be to rinse with a garden hose fitted with a standard watering nozzle set to jet. Then simply rinse down the wall with copious amounts of water.

Quick tip: Before rinsing always pre-wet concrete, tarmac, or block paving – and any plant life – below the area to be treated, which could potentially receive run-off. And keep the area wetted down during the treatment and rinsing processes.

Any Oxy Cleanze that reaches the ground surfaces will be diluted enough not to do any harm. If any neat Oxy Cleanze should accidentally spill, immediately rinse it away.

The most effective soft wash rinsing technique

A useful and effective rinsing technique is to start rinsing at the bottom and slowly work your way up to the top.

So each time you go a bit higher to rinse off the remaining Oxy Cleanze you will be rinsing down onto the previously rinsed area.

Finish off with a quick general rinsing of the whole treated area from the top down.

This technique is a little slower than rinsing only from the top down but is highly effective. It's especially useful when:

  1. There is low water pressure
  2. A pressure washer is not available
  3. Using a water fed pole window cleaning set up

This "bottom up" rinsing method is the safest and most efficient and effective way to look after any adjacent plant life and surfaces receiving the run-off. This rinsing method can also be used when rinsing with a pressure washer.

Quick tip: Always keep children and animals well away from the working area – ideally kept indoors or in another location entirely – until Oxy Cleanze has been fully rinsed and the working area made safe. And always wear appropriate PPE, especially eye and exposed skin protection.


We hope this information is helpful and offer a sincere thank you to all our customers for using our products.


The Benz Team 

Ben, Leo, Fiona, Stevie & Anthony

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