2lbs cleans 600-800 sq. ft.
This hydrogen peroxide based formulation with natural wood brighteners continues to receive compliment after compliment.
The alternative has always been chlorine bleach or TSP but the problem with those cleaners are that they leave the would surface with a very unnatural bleached look, it also rarely comes out uniformly clean, more often than not it has a "blotchy" look that looks as if a bucket of bleach was thrown on the house.
As you can see if you click on the photo's above the cedar siding or roofing shingles come out uniformly clean, our Cedar cleaning product does not contain bleach nor does it require bleach to be added.
Cedar Wash comes in a powdered form that when mixed with water creates millions of tiny little bubbles; these bubbles loosen all molds and funguses that may be attached to the wood surfaces. Our secret is the natural adhesives that we added that keep the product on vertical or steep pitched surfaces long enough to clean before running off. A light brushing with a scrub brush and a hose powered rinse is all that is needed to clean up your cedar shakes or shingle and save them from rotting away.
Using a garden hose and deck brush is one way of cleaning the cedar but it is slow, using a pressure washer is much faster. The key to pressure washing cedar is the pressure and the nozzle on the end of the pressure washer. Stock pressure washing nozzles put out a very sharp stream of pressure if you get the wand to close to the cedar you will leave a scar.
To much pressure is also bad, often dislodging or cracking the shingles or shakes. We recommend a nozzle called the "soft tip" that we had made for our cleaning technicians back when we had the cleaning company. We figured that if we could not teach the guys to avoid scarring the wood we could make a tip that would make it impossible to scar the wood. The "Soft Tip" has an "open mouth" the water comes out just like a hose nozzle, this open mouth reduce pressure by 75%. you could clean with 2,000psi and by adding the "soft tip" reduce pressure to about 500psi. We highly recommend adding a "soft tip" to your pressure washer when cleaning cedar.
Pressure washing a cedar shakes or shingles with straight water and without a prior mold treatment for the cedar can actually make your situation worse. Don't let any painting contractors pressure wash your homes cedar with straight water if the are going to paint or stain afterward.
Direct pressure can embed mold spores into the wood and if you are applying a stain or sealant afterward the mold will come right back through. Unseen to the human eye, is the spreading of the mold spore when the pressure hits it, it spreads like a bomb going off. If the mold is treated first with the Cedar Wash then pressure washed very lightly, 500-750 psi at an angle down as rain would fall mold would not spread but would wash off and not damage or scar the cedar.
Unlike chlorine bleach and TSP the Cedar Wash will not harm the vegetation around the house, it also will not stain any painted surface or fabric that it may come in contact with.
Cedar Wash works great on all types of cedar or any type of natural wood. Use it to clean fences, decks, furniture, cedar siding or roofing, barn board and log homes.