Softwashing house wall

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  1. CHWS

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    I've been asked to clean the walls of a house , they are white and a bit green. Just wondering what you spray your hypo on with ? I've only a wee pump sprayer but can't really be arsed climbing up the ladder to use it. How would using a bucket with a hypo mix do and just dip the brush into it ? Also what percentage of a mix do yous reckon
     
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  2. daveyboy

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    If you plan to do more softwash jobs it's worth buying a cheap backpack and connecting a spray gun to a length of hose and rinse it out thoroughly after each job
    Will pay for itself straight away
    Or even a cheap pole and brush to apply and scrub with
     
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    I'm not going looking the jobs but I'm happy to let them come to me , what hypo mix do you recommend
     
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    Personally i would go about 2%
    Search facebook for softwash uk support and join it
    There are a few from this forum on there and you will get good advice from the guys in the know
     
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    You can buy a specific spray gun (battery powered ) called ips pro sprayer that is a gun with lance etc with a hose that you drop in a barrel of made up mix for 225 squid which will do the job perfectly but i like to use my wfp as there is less overspray to go everywhere
     
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  6. CHWS

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    Oh one other thing and so easy of the house there is a grey paint border on the bottom, will the hypo discolour it
     
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    Another option is a paint roller on an extension pole. I have used that before. You just need to buy a painters bucket and a big roller suitable for rough exterior walls. Hopefully you already have an extension pole that will fit in the roller handle.

    2% hypo should do the trick, possibly less if the green isn't too bad. That is 2% active hypochlorite, so if you get 10% hypo, then 5:1 water to hypo.

    If your worried about the grey paint, then spot test first and leave it a week.

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    I don't have a week , the woman is flying back to Canada on Wednesday. Suppose she won't see it from her house :p:rofl:
     
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    To get a 2% mix with 10% hypo its 4:1 is it not. Going on what someone said on another thread. 4+1=5 10%÷5=2%
     
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  10. daveyboy

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    That is correct
    5:1 would be roughly 1.6%
     
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