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# 209182 16-Mar-2017 16:37
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Has anyone used or got recommendation for washing down the outside of a house?

 

Are those '30 seconds' type spray on/rinse off cleaners any good?


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  # 1740411 16-Mar-2017 17:07
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I've always used 30 seconds and left it on for about 10-20 mins and then water blasted it off. You'll be amazed at the difference and how dirty your house is.

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  # 1740422 16-Mar-2017 17:29
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I ring a local firm. $250 and done.






 
 
 
 


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  # 1740424 16-Mar-2017 17:31
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for about an hour to an hour and a halfs work thats a pretty hefty hourly rate.


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  # 1740427 16-Mar-2017 17:39
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Jase2985:

 

for about an hour to an hour and a halfs work thats a pretty hefty hourly rate.

 

 

 

 

Usually takes them a day.






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  # 1740428 16-Mar-2017 17:39
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I use selleys sugar soap and soft broom - does wonders


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  # 1740430 16-Mar-2017 17:45
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Extending brush with built in soap dispenser.



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  # 1740438 16-Mar-2017 18:22
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Hmmmm ... thanks people undecided


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  # 1740441 16-Mar-2017 18:56
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Be careful if you plan on water blasting - has the potential to cause damage to the cladding system, exterior lights, etc.

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  # 1740454 16-Mar-2017 19:30
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Wouldn't dare water blast mine - I'd likely end up with more water inside the walls than on them due to its age.

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  # 1740464 16-Mar-2017 20:00
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A second vote for the extendable brush with built-in soap dispenser - works a treat and can reach to the top of our tallest external wall (which is damn high for a one-story house).

 

I'm sure ours is a Raven, which also sells packs of the soap in cylinder-shaped blocks. Only issue is we need to be careful with ours is the bottom 'corners' (the ones which don't have the window wiper blade thing along it), as a good wack with them can scratch paint.  




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  # 1740492 16-Mar-2017 20:10
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I have a water blaster but wanted to avoid using it for obvious reasons .... likewise the additional effort of using a brush on a pole undecided

 

I'll check out the soap dispensing brushes though.


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  # 1740494 16-Mar-2017 20:12
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I use a mix of extentable brush and a waterblaster. With the water blaster just dont get too close so it doesn't affect the paint, but enough to remove spider webs and dirt




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  # 1740500 16-Mar-2017 20:22
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But arent these good comments of little value unless we know the exterior?

 

Painted weatherboard.

 

Stucco

 

Cellcrete

 

Fibrous paneks

 

Concrete

 

Concrete block

 

Brick

 

 

 

All these have various levels of ability to tolerate water blaster, chemicals, plus soap cleaning ability.




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  # 1740505 16-Mar-2017 20:31
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Sorry ... painted (about 10 years ago now) weatherboards.  Corner section and across the road from a large hill & reserve (Tinakori Hill).  Most is in good condition but a couple of strips of "green" on road sides.


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  # 1740508 16-Mar-2017 20:36
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I've always used bleach mixed 1:1 with water in a garden sprayer. to kill any moss and mold. then water blast being careful not to blast water in windows.

 

 

 

For what its worth, I'm a tradesman Painter and Decorator. 


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