Soft washing mossy tiles

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  1. Eviestevie

    Eviestevie Grand Master
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    Seems a lot of people are secretive about soft washing
    Over the next few week I'm goin to put on a few tips I think are helpful

    Seems a lot of people really struggle with mossy roofs and get up there and scrape,which is very hard,slow going work and if that was me I'd sooner low pressure wash the whole roof while I'm up there,it kind of defeats the object off what soft washing is about!A roof I'm due to clean next month I removed a couple off really mossy tiles on Monday did a 7% percent hypo mix
    Sprayed tiles left them till this morning then rinsed with a fine jet and they moss just slid off easily in seconds
    I think with the stronger enough mix the moss almost crumbles like a powder if you feel it
    When I treat the roof I will spray but the mix contains interflora and fairy platinum as a surfacent,tried all kinds and find this sticks better than anything else
     
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  2. peter rogers

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    Interflora ? I done it once .. But just went white .. And hard to scrape off lol. But u left it .. Maybe try that on a roof I got on Saturday
     
  3. Eviestevie

    Eviestevie Grand Master
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    Ye soaked the tiles up and left
    I wished after I'd done a quick vid but I will next time
    No effect on tile has I have a new tile that needs replacing very very slight difference in colour
     
  4. windowsurfer

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    Been looking at the benz soft wash site now and then. Thats interesting you left mixture on for so long, seagulls bleaching their feet:rolleyes: Thats great it worked though, clever chap. Video would be good in sharing your handy work:thumbsup:
     
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  6. Eviestevie

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    Usually on roofs I rinse the on the day
    This is experiment as to removing moss and the strengths needed
    I'm doing a lot off research at the mo into all these chemicals as it seems rather black area
    That's why I removed the tiles
    I'm also looking into ways off the run off hypo being put into containers which will be mounted at the bottom off all downpipes
    Seems another area where I think massive fines will be dished out for people caught letting there hypo slip down the waterways
     
  7. Taxlossloz

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    When you say you rinsed Eviestevie do you mean low power washed from top down ? Or rinsed from gutter up ?
     
  8. Eviestevie

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    I rinse from the gutter where a I can
    If you see my for sale thread I've put a pic up off some guns I've been playing with
     
  9. Taxlossloz

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    Worth getting lay flat polythene tubing from drainage superstore
    Channel the hypo
     
  10. Eviestevie

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    What do channel into mate
     
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