power washing question

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by bigw, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey guys i want to power wash a house that is half brick and half vinyl siding, my pressure washer is a cold water 4,000 psi and 4 GPM, what can i use as far as chemicals that will work on both surfaces. Thanks.
     
  2. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
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    How will you be applying the chemicals?
     
  3. DAFFMOBILEWASH

    DAFFMOBILEWASH LawnSite Member
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    Keep the chemicals in the pail. use a brush to apply them. A good quality degreaser is a solid start. Keep ther chems weak and add concentration as you need . Elbow grease is much safer for the first timers. Good luck

    DAFF
     
  4. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I was hoping to apply them through the power washer with the low pressure fitting
     
  5. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
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    use a brush?? the house is 2 stories high dont think a brush will cut it!
     
  6. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
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    Chlorine and Simple Cherry. Go to pressuretek.com to get the Simple Cherry.
     
  7. CCPC

    CCPC LawnSite Member
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    Use a detergent and chlorine mixture, and apply using a downstream injector.
     
  8. CCPC

    CCPC LawnSite Member
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    I hope your kidding.
     
  9. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
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    12% SH and Simple Cherry.
    Downstream with GP hi-draw injector.
    Works on both surfaces.
    For heavy mold on brick, dilute your mix 50% and brush it on the affected areas (usually were sprinklers over-spray the house). Let swell 10 minutes and proceed with regular house wash.
    You need four nozzles: two for down-streaming (0040, 2540) and two for washing (0010 & 2510)
    Nozzles, hi-draw injector and Simple Cherry are sold by Pressure Tek.
    And don't do pressure washing if you do not know how :hammerhead:
    Damage the brick finish of a house and you'll understand what I mean...
     
  10. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
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    its my house so if i mess up its on me right, where can i get the 12% SH IS THAT regular pool chlorine or am i wrong?
     

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