Softwashing: Before & After Photos
These photos show the stunning power of softwashing with Benz Biocidal Wash and Benz Blackwash – to clean roofs, walls, driveways and paths, patios, timber structures and more ...
No Photoshop or other trick photography was used. These are natural photographs just as you would see if you were to visit the properties.
Watch the video below to see the dramatic effect of soft washing wall render with Benz Softwash biocides
Softwashing concrete slabs on a path and patio steps to remove "black spots" (black lichen and black algae)
The photos below are of a concrete patio and path heavily colonised by black spots ( black lichen dots) and black algae.
We cleaned the surfaces by softwashing with three applications of Benz Blackwash at 5:1 dilution, brushing in well and leaving 60 minutes between treatments.
Note: It's important to rinse well between treatments to remove the dead black lichen dots, spots and algae. This allows subsequent applications of Benz Softwash biocide to soak more deeply into the surface.
Btw: On particularly tough black lichen dots and spots it can be beneficial to use a power washer after the first treatment with Benz Blackwash. Set it to low pressure and hold the nozzle back from the surface (so as not to damage the concrete). Even at low pressure, the power washer will easlily lift any remaining dead lichen out of the surface.
After we'd cleaned the black lichen spots and black algae from the concrete paving slabs we applied Benz Biocidal Wash
to ensure the newly cleaned surface remained clean.
This gave the concrete patio and paths the powerful "residual biocide" effect this product offers, helping prevent the re-growth of the black lichen dots, spots and algae.
Benz Biocidal Wash continues to work for up to 12 months following application, which means this patio and path became even cleaner as time went on.
Another advantage of giving a final application of Biocidal Wash
is that the surface will be protected against the growth of green algae, which our recent warm winters encourage.
Below: Black spots (black lichen and black algae) on concrete patio slabs before softwashing with Benz softwashing biocides
Below: Black spots (black lichen and black algae) have been removed from the concrete patio slabs following softwashing with Benz Softwash biocides
Below: Black spots (black lichen and black algae) on a concrete slabbed path before softwashing with Benz Softwash biocides
Below: Black spots (black lichen and black algae) have been removed from the path following softwashing with Benz Softwash biocides
Watch the time-lapse video below to see the stunning results through time of render cleaning using only Benz Biocidal Wash.
You'll notice that dramatic results can be seen within two weeks. The cleaning process continues for up to 12 months following application.
The Benz Softwash range of softwash cleaning products