Softwashing Kingspan Steel Cladding

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Benz Lightning Cleanze can be used as a stand-alone treatment to clean industrial buildings to an exceptionally high standard with the minimum of effort.

The following photos are of Ben softwashing Kingspan Cladding (Kingspan is a global leader in the field of industrial cladding manufacturing) with Benz Lightning Cleanze at 10:1 dilution.

We are proud that Kingspan has approved Benz Lightning Cleanze (was "Blackwash") for softwashing and maintaining their installed industrial steel cladding.

 

Scroll down to watch a short – real time – video of Ben softwashing Kingspan Cladding with Benz Lightning Cleanze at 10:1 dilution

 

Before ...

BENZ Blackwash treatment for algae, mould, fungi, lichen, and moss
 

And after!

BENZ Blackwash treatment for algae, mould, fungi, lichen, and moss

Btw: Ben achieved the dramatic result in these photos by softwashing only – without power washing, without a cherry picker or scissors lift – by himself (no labourers) – and in only 1.5 hours.


Watch this short (7:30) video showing Ben softwashing Kingspan Cladding with Benz Lightning Cleanze – in real time

 

 

 

BENZ Blackwash treatment for algae, mould, fungi, lichen, and moss                                             BENZ Blackwash treatment for algae, mould, fungi, lichen, and moss 

 

Benz Lightning Cleanze is simple to apply

Just use a low pressure spray from a 12v Shurflo pump, a Benz 10 Spray Nozzle, and a carbon fibre or composite carbon fibre waterfed pole. All fittings should be plastic with Viton seals.

 

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After only 10 minutes the surface is almost completely clean

Notice how the top of the building has become clean even before Ben has completed spraying the bottom half – Benz Lightning Cleanze works that fast!

A few very stubborn stains may need a quick re-application and/or gentle brushing-in.

Once Benz Lightning Cleanze has done its work Ben rinses the surface with plenty of fresh tap water, using a water fed pole and brush.

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Use a pressure washer for rinsing

A power or pressure washer using a wide fan spray to reduce pressure and increase the flow rate is ideal for rinsing, preferably from a scissors lift or, on small jobs, using a telescopic lance.

 

These two elevations took one man only 1.5 hours to complete, including set up, using only a water-fed pole and brush to rinse

Using a pressure washer to rinse in a systematic fashion would improve upon even this rapid rate of cleaning.

 

Drainage systems

It is important to protect our environment when softwashing by minimising run-off into sewers and surface drains. Run-off can be kept to minimum or zero by using Benz Nozzles along with skillful spray and brush control techniques. If some run-off to drains is unavoidable, block the drains and/or gutter downpipes until application has been concluded.

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