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Old 04-10-2007, 12:09 PM   #1
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I never knew how little I knew about pressure washing before I met the guys over at cleaningtalk.com. They have a special mix for every situation.

What do you guys use when your prepping a house for a new paint job?
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I used to use TSP, soap and bleach until I saw what the pros use.
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Old 04-11-2007, 02:21 PM   #3
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I used to use TSP, soap and bleach until I saw what the pros use.
...what do they use?

I worked for a company last summer that had a huge system in a truck
They used a lot of bleach, but I don't know what else (I didn't PW for them)
I assumed it was TSP/Soap
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Premixed surfactants like Jomax but better. Some you have to add chlorine to and some you don't.

http://www.pressuretek.com/chemicals.html
I ordered some Simple Cherry the other day, I'm looking forward to trying it out. You have to add chlorine to it.

There's a chem on this site called Limonene that I have heard good things about. I am not sure but I don't think you add Chlorine to the Limonene.
http://www.mobicleaninc.com/?mainURL...Chemicals.html

There are a lot more on those sites made for specific applications. Like the F-13 Gutter Grenade, for the oxidization on gutters.

Percabonate cleaners, strippers, brighteners, special oxalic acid mixes, etc.

I really don't know enough about it.
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I have not bleached a house in quite a few years. Works good though.
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I use a mixture of JoMax(Zinsser product)+Clorox sprayed on home, then after 15 min. set time use pressure washer with various tips to clean it off, well.
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I have not bleached a house in quite a few years. Works good though.
How much bleach do you use Sean?
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How much bleach do you use Sean?
I use more now. I know there are better chemicals out there but I go oldschool.

When I made that post I was almost 100% NC.
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Not trying to hijack the thread or anything but I did a search and couldn't find what to use if you want to wash a porch and not paint.
What doesn't ruin the sheen?
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That post was made on my first day here.

Everything on PT comes back around at some point.
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That post was made on my first day here.

Everything on PT comes back around at some point.
Long strange trip?
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Bill really must not be feeling well. He'd usually be on a tear around here by now.
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That post was made on my first day here.
Back when you were young and innocent?
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Back when you were young and innocent?
So Paul, would that avatar picture of yours be of Sean on his first day on PT?
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So Paul, would that avatar picture of yours be of Sean on his first day on PT?
He's always been a pig.
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He's always been a pig.
Legitimate laugh on that one.
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