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Does anyone softwash pvc, looks to be handier than scrubbing it? 

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Pjj
3 minutes ago, francie said:

Does anyone softwash pvc, looks to be handier than scrubbing it? 

 

 

You will still need to scrub it as softwashing pvc will still leave most of the algi behind it just turns it translucent so you cannot see it , it’s not hard work giving it a light scrub and rinsing , we do thousands of sm2 each year this way it will give far better results , than just spraying with a hypo mix and rinsing .

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francie
1 minute ago, Pjj said:

 

 

You will still need to scrub it as softwashing pvc will still leave most of the algi behind it just turns it translucent so you cannot see it , it’s not hard work giving it a light scrub and rinsing , we do thousands of sm2 each year this way it will give far better results , than just spraying with a hypo mix and rinsing .

@Pjj thanks

I done pvc job on Saturday, 30 odd meters, scrubbed with water an brillo with wfp

Just seeing if I could speed things up. 

 

How come the algae stays on the pvc after hypo but it comes off roofs an walls? 

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Part Timer
8 minutes ago, francie said:

Does anyone softwash pvc, looks to be handier than scrubbing it? 

I've just quoted to clean about 500 m² of soffits at a height of 35' so I hope someone comes up with an easier way 🤔

 

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francie
Just now, Part Timer said:

I've just quoted to clean about 500 m² of soffits at a height of 35' so I hope someone comes up with an easier way 🤔

 

Big job mate, do you work alone? 

How do you normally do it? 

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Part Timer
5 minutes ago, francie said:

Big job mate, do you work alone? 

How do you normally do it? 

There's 2 of us, usually just put the hot water on, but never done anything this size. Hopefully the price I've quoted is to high and I don't get it. 

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Pjj
Just now, francie said:

@Pjj thanks

I done pvc job on Saturday, 30 odd meters, scrubbed with water an brillo with wfp

Just seeing if I could speed things up. 

 

How come the algae stays on the pvc after hypo but it comes off roofs an walls? 

You don’t want to be using a Brillo pad on plastic it will scratch it badly take the shine off it and give a key for re growth of algi . 

Evan when doing walls a light rub with wfp will give much better results ,roofs arnt so important as you won’t see them close up but a painted smooth surface always looks better when scrubbed , the only exceptions are using a high pressure hose of pressure washer to rinse down but if you don’t cover every square inch you will get striping 

Below is a building we did the way I have described its k rend .without scrubbing you won’t get this kind of result , however over time just like using bio products where rain hits a wall and runs down it will take some of the dirt off but under eaves and areas that don’t get lots of rain it will just stay there . Hypo should be rinsed off after the cleaning process as it will turn to salt and that can and will result in a mottled surface as the hypo breaks down 

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francie

Some difference there @Pjj

 

I meant brillo the degrease, works well low suds, an leaves a shine. 

 

Is there a diff in softwashing k rend than concrete or tarmac using hypo

 

Thanks for the reply

37 minutes ago, Part Timer said:

There's 2 of us, usually just put the hot water on, but never done anything this size. Hopefully the price I've quoted is to high and I don't get it. 

Haha

Be sore on the body doing 35ft up, but you could put a ladder up first as to shorten your pole reach. 

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Pjj
8 minutes ago, francie said:

Some difference there @Pjj

 

I meant brillo the degrease, works well low suds, an leaves a shine. 

 

Is there a diff in softwashing k rend than concrete or tarmac using hypo

 

Thanks for the reply

Haha

Be sore on the body doing 35ft up, but you could put a ladder up first as to shorten your pole reach. 

 

 

Ah ok thought you meant Brillo pads , what ever the surface you are softwashing the principals are the same ,obviously you don’t need to wfp  tarmac , again be careful  not to use hypo to strong on tarmac as some have bleached it , always wet the area down first with a garden hose what ever the surface is , wet down any vegetation that you don’t  want to damage or kill , and mist water on plants before during and after hypo application to other areas that are being cleaned this will stop burning or killing them . 

Concrete walls , painted render , k rend the cleaning process is the same painted render is the quickest and easiest to clean , we do a lot of all types and the results are always very good , with painted surfaces covered in red, black, green algi provided the paint isn’t flaking or thin there is no need to re paint for at least a couple of years after cleaning , this saves the customer a lot of money I have a large portfolio of all types before and after photos that I show customers this always sells its self , the pictures of the one below the customer wouldn’t believe we could clean it , I said if it didn’t come up as good as new I wouldn’t charge them , they were delighted with  the results and have now recommended us to several friends and family 

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Baldmonkey

Best way I've found is using a gardiner universal sill brush, and plenty of ubik, get the pole at at good length so you can put it between your legs and wiggle the pole side to side, sounds stupid but it scrubs well

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JasonD
On 19/11/2019 at 23:24, Pjj said:

 

 

Ah ok thought you meant Brillo pads , what ever the surface you are softwashing the principals are the same ,obviously you don’t need to wfp  tarmac , again be careful  not to use hypo to strong on tarmac as some have bleached it , always wet the area down first with a garden hose what ever the surface is , wet down any vegetation that you don’t  want to damage or kill , and mist water on plants before during and after hypo application to other areas that are being cleaned this will stop burning or killing them . 

Concrete walls , painted render , k rend the cleaning process is the same painted render is the quickest and easiest to clean , we do a lot of all types and the results are always very good , with painted surfaces covered in red, black, green algi provided the paint isn’t flaking or thin there is no need to re paint for at least a couple of years after cleaning , this saves the customer a lot of money I have a large portfolio of all types before and after photos that I show customers this always sells its self , the pictures of the one below the customer wouldn’t believe we could clean it , I said if it didn’t come up as good as new I wouldn’t charge them , they were delighted with  the results and have now recommended us to several friends and family 

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This excellent work. What did you use on this? Hypo?

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Pjj
5 minutes ago, JasonD said:

 

 

This excellent work. What did you use on this? Hypo?

 

 

Yes it’s a softwashing job 

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JasonD
4 minutes ago, Pjj said:

 

 

Yes it’s a softwashing job 

 

Looks great. I'm just getting into other exterior cleaning work as ive never done jobs like this but I want to learn. 

 

Do you know if theres a page that shows how to do softwashing like this?

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Pjj
28 minutes ago, JasonD said:

 

Looks great. I'm just getting into other exterior cleaning work as ive never done jobs like this but I want to learn. 

 

Do you know if theres a page that shows how to do softwashing like this?

 

 

Best thing to do is watch some videos on YouTube, but dont take everything on there as gospel. Darran smith at purple rhino does some very good training courses , if you have a backpack and wfp you can do work like this that’s what we used on this job we do a lot of this kind of thing now , I have just built a softwashing machine and will be up and running in the spring but a backpack is fine just takes a bit longer . My advice would be ti start on garden walls get a bit of experience and confidence then start on customers houses learn and get paid 

at the same time 😂😂 

Take a look on Benz softwashing web site some useful info on there 

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JasonD
11 minutes ago, Pjj said:

 

 

Best thing to do is watch some videos on YouTube, but dont take everything on there as gospel. Darran smith at purple rhino does some very good training courses , if you have a backpack and wfp you can do work like this that’s what we used on this job we do a lot of this kind of thing now , I have just built a softwashing machine and will be up and running in the spring but a backpack is fine just takes a bit longer . My advice would be ti start on garden walls get a bit of experience and confidence then start on customers houses learn and get laid at the same time 😂😂 

Take a look on Benz softwashing web site some useful info on there 

 

Thanks for the tips! I will head on over to YouTube and have a look.

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Windamon

done hundreds of these over the years (25) soffits,facias,gutters ,down pipes and frames and the best way imo is the solvent cleaner that comes in one litre tubes.really gets the bad stuff off and leaves the plastic with a nice sheen on it.tried the water fed pole jobby but doesnt get in the nooks and crannies. one guy had hes done with a competitor by the pole system whilst i did his neighbours my way,wow could you tell the diff!! ended up doin half the street..takes a bit longer but in the long run more profitable,recomendation goes a long way in this job.imo the pole jobby shud be left for window cleaning only.

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Wind o kleen
6 minutes ago, Windamon said:

done hundreds of these over the years (25) soffits,facias,gutters ,down pipes and frames and the best way imo is the solvent cleaner that comes in one litre tubes.really gets the bad stuff off and leaves the plastic with a nice sheen on it.tried the water fed pole jobby but doesnt get in the nooks and crannies. one guy had hes done with a competitor by the pole system whilst i did his neighbours my way,wow could you tell the diff!! ended up doin half the street..takes a bit longer but in the long run more profitable,recomendation goes a long way in this job.imo the pole jobby shud be left for window cleaning only.

What happens when or if that ladder slips ?  

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Windamon
1 minute ago, Wind o kleen said:

What happens when or if that ladder slips ?  

25 yrs without that happening my friend,must be doing summat reet, haha.

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Part Timer
11 minutes ago, Windamon said:

done hundreds of these over the years (25) soffits,facias,gutters ,down pipes and frames and the best way imo is the solvent cleaner that comes in one litre tubes.really gets the bad stuff off and leaves the plastic with a nice sheen on it.tried the water fed pole jobby but doesnt get in the nooks and crannies. one guy had hes done with a competitor by the pole system whilst i did his neighbours my way,wow could you tell the diff!! ended up doin half the street..takes a bit longer but in the long run more profitable,recomendation goes a long way in this job.imo the pole jobby shud be left for window cleaning only.

How to you clean the fascia and soffits on the gable end, do you extend the ladders to the roof line.

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Windamon
7 minutes ago, Part Timer said:

How to you clean the fascia and soffits on the gable end, do you extend the ladders to the roof line.

triple ladders my friend

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