May 30, 2018
We've been asked about the best way to softwash red algae stains from wall render.
After softwashing, light red algae will go from wall render in a few days in warm weather and up to two weeks in winter.
Heavy dark red algae on render can be problematic as it often has multiple layers of black algae underneath. So be prepared to give multiple softwash treatments.
Benz Bio Cleanze – when used as a stand-alone softwash treatment at up to 25:1 dilution – will clean red algae from wall render in a few months. A second application after a month or so is often advisable to remove any remaining red algae stains.
The fastest results come from softwashing the worst of the red algae with Benz Lightning Cleanze at 5:1 dilution (go to 4:1 if test results indicate this to be necessary but take care and use full ppe as it is getting quite strong at that dilution).
Then follow up with a treatment of Bio Cleanze, after thoroughly rinsing Lightning Cleanze from the wall render, at 40:1 dilution. Biocidal Wash will continue cleaning the red algae through time and impart residual protection against recolonisation.
Click here to learn more about softwashing wall render on our dedicated render page
Click here to read a more in-depth article on softwashing red algae from wall render
We hope this information is helpful.
Ben, Leo & Fiona
Comments will be approved before showing up.
July 21, 2021
We use pencil jets in our brushes because we've found they don't clog or break as much as fan jets.
In the case of the Gardiner 45cm brush we use four of them. We turn the pump down so the flow rate is acceptable and does not produce much run-off.
Flow control at the pole is still critical however. Click the link on this page to learn about the solution we've found to be so successful ...
July 15, 2021
July 10, 2021
Some customers have wondered why we add IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) to Benz Bio Cleanze. So we thought we'd clear this up and clarify the situation once and for all.
Click the link on this page to read the full Trade Tips post ...
It's a free resource for people wanting to learn about the soft washing industry, to expand an existing business, or build a new business.
Soft washing reduces, or even eliminates, the need to use high-pressure washing.
Instead, once the build up of algae, lichen, fungus, moss and mould – the root causes of properties looking "dirty" – has been treated, the natural "self-cleansing" of sun, rain and wind removes the surface residue through time.
By educating the cleaning trade and public about soft washing we are helping develop an industry that offers sustainable treatments to clean and maintain exterior hard surfaces.
Subscribe to our free trade tips blog to download your "Professional Soft Wash Contractors Pricing Guide".
The free guide shows you – step by step – how to easily, quickly, and accurately create softwash business quotes.
This saves you time, is a highly professional approach, and increases your chances of winning new contracts.