How to rinse Benz Oxy Cleanze safely and effectively

May 20, 2021

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

It is important to follow a safe and effective protocol when rinsing Benz Oxy Cleanze from treated surfaces, 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, as you can see in action below. 

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 slower alternative would be to use a garden hose fitted with a standard watering nozzle, set to jet.

Quick tips:

1) Pre-wetting: Before rinsing, always pre-wet any concrete, tarmac, or block paving – and particularly 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 during rinsing will be diluted enough not to do any harm.

2) Spillage: If any neat Oxy Cleanze should be accidentally spilled, immediately rinse it away with copious quantities of fresh water.

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. Each time you move the rinsing nozzle 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 at 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.


Click here to get more practical soft washing how-to tips

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

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

GB (England, Scotland, Wales)

Phone: 0800 70 74 222 


Ireland and other countries

Phone: 00353 214 622 978


Lines open Monday - Friday, 9am – 5pm

Please note: The above numbers are for orders only (click here for tech support)

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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