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Render Cleaner Softwash Solution

£27.95£64.99

Render Cleaner Softwash Solution is a fast acting render cleaner which provides rapid results. This render & masonry cleaning solution is a great alternative to slower acting spray and leave products.

Dilute Render Cleaner Softwash Solution at 1:3 with clean water (for general cleaning) and spray over the surface. Keep the surface wet with the product for approximately 15 minutes, then rinse off with clean water. Use at a dilution rate of (1:1) for heavier contaminations.

Highly effective on green algae, red algae and black spot lichens. This product will successfully remove black spot lichen where pressure washing fails. Safe to use on cement based renders, general masonry, concrete, sandstone, slate, granite, limestone, brick, clay roof tiles and other natural stone.

This product is designed to tackle severe organic contaminations which typically form through the winter. Or deeply ingrained organic contaminations on renders and associated surfaces which are adjacent to trees.

Using dwell time (the length of time the product is wet on the surface) and keeping the surface wet (not just damp) is the key to producing great results. You can extend the dwell time of the product and alter the dilution rate to fit the level of soiling found on site.

Please note this product is only for the removal of organic contaminations only such as algae, lichen, fungi, bird droppings and slimes. It does not remove carbon deposits or non organic contaminations like rust.

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Available in 5 litre and 20 litre containers with free standard delivery & express shipping options.

Please read the full instructions & related information contained within the Technical Data Sheet. If you require help choosing a sealer or cleaning product please feel free to contact us on (01484) 861461. You can email us at info@floorseal.co.uk.

  • Please refer to the Technical Data Sheet for full instructions.
  • Use goggles, gloves and face masks.
  • Please wear old clothes or suitable overalls as the product can discolour organic fibres.
  • Carry out a test patch in an inconspicuous area.
  • If the product is not suitable for use on your project do not continue to use.
  • Dilute at 1 part concentrate to 3 parts water (1:3) for general cleaning of render.
  • Carry out a test patch to obtain the optimal dilution rate.
  • Apply with a low-pressure pump-up sprayer
  • Allow the product to dwell for approximately 15 minutes.
  • Do not allow the product to dry on the surface.
  • Apply more product to prevent drying (if required)
  • Can be used in conjunction with Floorseal Cleaner Additive to help the product cling to the treated surface and prevent premature drying.
  • After use rinse the area treated with plenty of clean water and allow to dry (repeat as required).
  • For deep cleaning of obviously marked render, particularly red algae & black lichen/streaking: apply at a dilution rate of 1:1 or apply undiluted.
  • Do not allow the product to come into direct contact with adjacent lawns and bedding plants.
  • Do not allow to travel into ponds, streams or encounter aquatic life.
  • Can effect UPVC, bare wood & metals if left to dry on the surface.
  • Please protect bare wood, UPVC & aluminium framed windows, if the product comes into contact with these surfaces rinse away promptly.
  • Safe for children, pets & wildlife once dry.

Fast acting, powerful render cleaner softwashing solution

Render Cleaner Softwash Solution is a fast-acting render and masonry cleaning solution which can also be used on roofs. This powerful render cleaning solution will remove green algae, red algae, black spot lichen and other organic contaminations. Floorseal render & softwash solution can be used when you want rapid results or when removing black spot lichens. Unlike spray-and-leave products, this exterior cleaning solution is to be sprayed on and kept wet whilst it works its magic. This product is safe to use on acid-sensitive surfaces like cement-based renders or concretes. It is also safe to use on sandstone, slate, limestone, flint, granite and other natural stone. Simply spray on keep the surface wet with the product and watch organic staining disappear.

Render Cleaner Softwash Solution works on all renders, natural stone, clay tiles and concrete.

This render cleaning solution is a perfect alternative to pressure washing, but it can also be used in conjunction with pressure washing on really contaminated surfaces. Pressure wash first then treat the remaining organic staining with Render Cleaner Softwash Solution. This powerful cleaning solution is safe to use on cement-based render, masonry, concrete or natural stone. Once the cleaning process is complete rinse down the treated area with clean water. This solution can be used on vertical surfaces or roof tiles, please add Floorseal Cleaner Additive to boost its cleaning power. Floorseal Cleaner Additive will help the solution cling to vertical surfaces and can also help to prevent premature drying. After your primary treatment with Render Cleaner Softwash Solution, you can also spray the area with Floorseal Render & Masonry Cleaner. This product can be sprayed on and simply left to dry on the surface (without rinsing) protecting the treated surface from regrowth of algaes and lichens. Available in 5 litre and 20 litre containers with free standard delivery & express shipping options. Please read the full instructions & related information contained within the Technical Data Sheet. If you require help choosing a sealer or cleaning product please feel free to contact us on (01484) 861461. You can email us at info@floorseal.co.uk.

Dilute product with water for general cleaning at  (1:3).  This provides 4 litres of ready to use solution (RTU) from each litre of concentrate.

5 litres of product (diluted at 1:3) covers 80m2 approx.

For cleaning black spot, black streaking, red algae & black moulds at (1:1). Carry out a test patch to gain the optimal dilution rate.

Coverage rates are dependent on dilution, surface porosity, texture & level of soiling. Please test and adapt.

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UK MainlandStandard Delivery (4 working days) Free
Express Delivery (1-2 days) £3.95 inc VAT
Saturday Delivery £7.99 inc VAT
Scottish Highlands & Islands£9.60 inc VAT
Delivery can take 5-10 working days.
Orkneys & Shetlands£15.00 inc VAT
Delivery can take 5-10 working days.
Isle of Man£24.00 inc VAT
Delivery can take 5 working days.
Isle of Wight£2.40 inc VAT
Northern Ireland£9.60 inc VAT
Delivery can take 3-4 working days.

Delivery Charges & Timescale

  1. Shipping is based on a free standard delivery service to UK mainland addresses of 4 working days.
  2. An alternative paid express delivery service of 1-2 days to UK mainland addresses is available.
  3. Our couriers do not deliver on Sundays (or bank holidays) other than by special additional arrangement (see below).
  4. Saturday deliveries are made by Parcelforce, all orders must be received by 1pm Friday. Saturday deliveries are a signed for delivery service only. There is no ‘leave safe’ option.
  5. For the Highlands and Islands (including Northern Ireland) our standard shipping time may be slower than 4-5 days and is not free.
  6. Express/Saturday shipping options to the Highlands & Islands & Northern Ireland is not available.
  7. Standard delivery is free except to the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Northern Ireland, Orkneys, Shetlands & other UK offshore Islands.
  8. We do not dispatch orders on a Saturday or Sunday or bank holidays.
  9. We do not offer guaranteed shipping timescales.
  10. We do not deliver to the Channel Islands, or Scilly Isles.
  11. Any query over failed/missing deliveries must be made within 21 days of delivery date. Courier companies will not initiate investigations after this time.
  12. Any refund request made after 21 days is purely at our discretion, if a delivery has been made and is classified as ‘delivered’ by the courier company & associated tracking information. This does not always include GPS or photographic evidence.

For the latest guides and information on best user practices, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kinds of render can I use this softwashing product on?

    Any kind of render which is suffering from organic contaminations, Such as lichen, green algae and red algae. Always do a test patch to assess overall suitability, the dilution rate and dwell time.

  • How long does the Render Cleaner Softwash Solution take to work?

    For general cleaning 15 minutes but you can use a longer dwell time if required, possibly up to 1 hour.

  • What sort of coverage should I expect from Render Cleaner Softwash?

    Approximately 80m2 per 5 litre container- when diluted at 1:3 (One part concentrate to 3 parts water)

    This provides 4 litres of ready to use solution (RTU) from each litre of concentrate. Providing a total of 20 litres of RTU solution.

    Coverage rates are dependent on surface porosity, texture, dilution rate, & level of soiling. Please conduct a test patch to assess your dwell time and coverage rate. Porous stone & concrete will require more product than fine renders.

  • Can you add a foaming or thickening agent to your Render Cleaner Softwash Solution?

    Yes, you can add Floorseal Cleaner Additive to Floorseal Render Cleaner Softwash Solution. Once you have diluted your concentrate, please add between 50ml to 100ml of Cleaner Additive to 4 litres of the ready to use solution (RTU).

    This will slightly thicken the product, enabling it to cling to vertical surfaces more easily. It can also create a slight foaming action, so you can see which areas you have already treated. Cleaner Additive will also help to prevent premature drying.

  • How do you mix chemicals for soft washing?

    Add Floorseal Cleaner Additive to Floorseal Render Cleaner Softwash Solution.

    Once you have diluted your concentrate, please add between 50ml to 100ml of Cleaner Additive to 4 litres of the ready to use solution (RTU).

    You do not have to add additional products to Floorseal Render Cleaner Softwash Solution, but it can be advantageous to add a thickening agent like Floorseal Cleaner Additive.

  • How important is dwell time when using Floorseal Render Cleaner & Softwash Solution?

    Dwell time is very important – Extend the dwell if the contamination is really severe, keep the surface wet with product.

    15 minutes of dwell time can be enough on many surfaces. The longer the surface is wet for the better the product will work. You adapt the dwell time to suit the conditions found on site.

  • Does soft washing produce better results than pressure washing?

    Using a softwash solution can be less invasive than pressure washing (or steam cleaning). Using pressure washing in conjunction with a our softwashing solution can be advantageous. Pressure wash first and then clean the difficult to remove organic marks with our Render Cleaner Softwash Solution.

    However softwashing can be a quicker process without the need to pressure washing first. It will also remove organic contaminations that pressure washing will not remove i.e black spot lichens.

  • Which surfaces should I protect from Floorseal Render Cleaner Softwash Solution?

    Typically UPVC, bare wood and aluminium window frames should be protected. If the product does come into contact with these surfaces, rinse the product away promptly.

    If any overspray settles on glass windows you will need to clean the windows after the treatment is complete.

  • Does Floorseal Render Cleaner Softwash Solution remove red & green algae & black lichens?

    Floorseal Render Cleaner & Softwash Solution will remove red & green algae and also ingrained black lichens when used with an adequate dwell time.

  • Why use a fast acting product like Floorseal Render Cleaner Softwash Solution rather than a spray and leave product?

    Using Floorseal Render Cleaner Softwash Solution removes the contaminations quickly! Spray & leave solutions like Floorseal Render & Masonry Cleaner are probably easier to use but act more slowly. Red algaes are known to take weeks to die off.

  • What chemicals are used in softwashing?

    Various – fast acting products will often contain a form of chlorine as well as other solutions. Slow acting products are usually biocides. The key to success is knowing when and where to use a particular cleaning agent.

    You can also add agents like Floorseal Cleaner Additive to Floorseal Render Cleaner & Softwash Solution. This will thicken the product helping it to cling to vertical surfaces. It will also create a slight foam and help to prevent premature drying.

  • What can I seal my render with after cleaning?

    Please use Floorseal Render & Masonry Sealer to seal renders and other porous surfaces. This sealer will impregnate the surface, waterproofing it. Render & Masonry Sealer will help the surface resist carbon deposits, organic growth thus creating a self-cleaning surface.

    Render & Masonry Sealer is highly resistant to UV light so perfect for sealing exterior renders, masonry, natural stone and concrete cladding.

  • Will Render Cleaner Softwash Solution help prevent a reoccurrence of organic growth?

    No, it is for the removal of contaminations only. To help renders resist organic growth you should overspray the surface with Floorseal Render & Masonry Cleaner (after using Render Cleaner Softwash Solution).

    After cleaning, once the surface is totally dry then treat with Floorseal Render & Masonry Sealer to fully protect the surface.

  • Can I use Render Cleaner Softwsh Solution on other surfaces like roof tiles and natural stone?

    Yes, Render Cleaner Softwash Solution can be used on roof tiles -such as clay, slate, natural stone or concrete.

  • What are the dilution rates of Render Cleaner Softwash Solution?

    Typically diluted 1:3 with clean water for general cleaning. Diluted 1:1 for the removal of red algae and black spot lichens. You can use this product in an undiluted form.

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