Got my first Facia Clean coming up - any tips?

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by PJ Bullard, Apr 29, 2016.

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  1. PJ Bullard

    PJ Bullard Active Member
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    Can anyone recommend any cleaning product which will work wonders on the facia boards? I am inclined to go with a strong UPVC cleaning chemical which a cleaning supply shop near me promotes. However I want to make sure I get the right product.

    Also any other recommendations about applying it? I will use my ladder on most parts of the house (its detached) but on a couple of areas there are some sticking out parts if you will, which makes the use of a ladder impossible so I plan on using a water fed brush for those parts.

    I just worry that I may not be able to clear the muck off. I am a traditional windy and this is literally my first facia board clean request, and I've accepted it.

    What do you guys usually do? Many thanks
     
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  2. daveyboy

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    Get some ubik
    About 19 quid for 10l on amazon
    Dilute with water in bucket about half a litre in a trad bucket half full with water
    Use that with a cloth and all the green and black dirt and mould will come straight off
    If there are any grey tiger stripes on the fascias that don't come off use a magic sponge
     
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  3. PJ Bullard

    PJ Bullard Active Member
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    Thanks for the advice, I am checking it out now on amazon
     
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    #4 mark, Apr 29, 2016
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    buy a pressure sprayer for your ubik!!!and dilute,get up the ladder and spray all gutters soffits.
     
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    ^^ As daveyboy says above, for the parts you can't reach on a ladder dip your WFP brush in your bucket with Ubik and scrub on, then rinse off.
     
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    UBIK works an absolute treat mate, don't forget your standoff for the ladders to make it easier for you to do, I'm purely trad but use a soft head car wash brush dipped in the UBIK/water mix and then brush over the manky areas, then wipe down with cloth afterwards, and stubborn black marks I use a magic sponge to try and shift. Just watch the gutter clips after you clean as you can get run offs from these areas.
     
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    All as above and run a cloth over any air vents as **** will leach out of them.
     
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    Ubik is all you need mate, and a couple of magic sponges if you really want to go to town on them, if there not that bad just ubik will be great, then I use a microfibre cloth on a dry brush after to dry them all off via the pole.
     
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  10. PJ Bullard

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    I got the UBIK and used it and it worked a treat. The grime came off easy peasy. I ended up using my telescopic pole and screwing on a brush that I normally use on conservatories. I sprayed the UBIK on where I could and where I couldn't I dipped the brush in a diluted bucket of UBIK.

    UBIK is potent though so I had to wear thick waterproof gloves that I normally wear in winter to stop my hands getting splashed. Also worn my glasses as you wouldn't want it in your eyes!

    Overall though I am happy that I got the stuff. I ended up paying only 7.99 for a 5 litre tub of it as well because I got it from a supplier in a nearby town.

    Cheers Daveyboy for the original recommendation
     
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