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Topic # 223603 8-Oct-2017 08:09
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Two other topics are closed, but I gather that Sugar Soap and elbow grease is the go, with a soft broom. @MikeB4 also mentioned carwash, and to rinse it off immediately. Im keen on Turtle Wax Carwash, its a great car cleaner, and if applied with very warm water, then left for a wee bit, the gently hosed off with cold water, it should leave a shiny wax coating? A) shinier, and B) easier for next time? 


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  Reply # 1879981 9-Oct-2017 16:53
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timmmay:

 

House washing brush with their soap sticks.

 

 

This is what i have always used and it does a great job. I just go back and rinse each section when im finished.

 

Do the whole house and windows in one go, and it has a squeegee on the other side for removing the water from the windows.


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  Reply # 1879991 9-Oct-2017 17:22
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May not be helpful but depending on the size of your home have you considered a professional house wash? 

 

I washed our 2 story a few years ago and said never again so this year I got in some professionals they charged us $375 for a 330sqm house, they were here for almost a full day so they really did a thorough job and the end result was fantastic

 

Lots of different options you can for for as well like a driveway, pathway and deck washes etc..


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Depending on the house age, be careful when spraying water under the eaves, as older houses didn't have flashings above the windows, so you can end up with water bubbling paint in the inside wall linings. I have seen this happen before after someone got in some people to wash down their house, and they were using hoses. I wouldn't recommend using a pressure sprayer either for the same type of reason..


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  Reply # 1880071 9-Oct-2017 20:33
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And while I use and would recommend the Raven brush and soap sticks in Tim's post, I'd note it's possible to whack paint off with the corners of the brush. I've found this less of a problem since the house was painted, so more an issue for older (and I guess flakier) paint.




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  Reply # 1880132 9-Oct-2017 23:01
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timmmay:

 

House washing brush with their soap sticks.

 

 

This is what i have always used and it does a great job. I just go back and rinse each section when im finished.

 

Do the whole house and windows in one go, and it has a squeegee on the other side for removing the water from the windows.

 

 

I think I have one of those. But I decided to buy another extendable that I will wash from a bucket, plus the brush has soft ends of the bristles that holds water, and I will use Turtle Wash N Wax, warm temp. Basically washing the house as if it was my car. Low pressure water spray it off, use my squeegee for windows. 




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May not be helpful but depending on the size of your home have you considered a professional house wash? 

 

I washed our 2 story a few years ago and said never again so this year I got in some professionals they charged us $375 for a 330sqm house, they were here for almost a full day so they really did a thorough job and the end result was fantastic

 

Lots of different options you can for for as well like a driveway, pathway and deck washes etc..

 

 

Our new place is large and two storey, but this is the old place, single level, not large, Character home. However, I have been wondering about the new place. Maybe using my Karcher water blaster wash liquid mixer just to spread wash foam, and gently spray it off. Its Celcrete, which is concrete render on 50mm lightweight panels.

 

That may also be a "one timer" for me, but it will only be spray on and spray off though.

 

 




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  Reply # 1880139 9-Oct-2017 23:20
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Depending on the house age, be careful when spraying water under the eaves, as older houses didn't have flashings above the windows, so you can end up with water bubbling paint in the inside wall linings. I have seen this happen before after someone got in some people to wash down their house, and they were using hoses. I wouldn't recommend using a pressure sprayer either for the same type of reason..

 

 

Character home, but reclad with like for like and double glazed character windows at the same time, and builder made and fit new frames, plus off course new flashing, so all sorted there.

 

Definitely no to pressure sprayer, although harmless as long as the pressure is low enough. I'm not game enough to set it much more than a strong spray hose. I tested the brush I got with TurtleWax and that was easy and came up well, and that was with stone cold water as I have the HW off at the moment 




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And while I use and would recommend the Raven brush and soap sticks in Tim's post, I'd note it's possible to whack paint off with the corners of the brush. I've found this less of a problem since the house was painted, so more an issue for older (and I guess flakier) paint.

 

 

I think I have that brush but have never used it. The bristles are standard plastic bristles, not stiff, but as I wanted a foamy application I got one similar that has soft ends, works well. Retains a good amount of liquid, and it will be like washing a cookie of busses I guess!

 

Actually I dont thank I have the Raven, the bristles are shorter on the one I have and the one I just bought, and my test, I wasnt worried about whacking anything, given the longer bristle length


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  Reply # 1880147 10-Oct-2017 04:53
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The raven brush has stiff bristles, the soap goes in the end, and it connects to a hose. it extends to about 6m


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