Actiwash Softwash

Actiwash Professional Softwash 5L

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Actiwash Softwash

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Actiwash Pro Softwash Biocide

Actiwash Pro is an effective and nearly pH neutral softwash biocide suitable for the removal and control of unsightly organic (red, green and dark) staining found on many exterior surfaces. The powerful anti-microbial properties exhibited by the Actiwash formula slow down recontamination, thus providing lasting results, Actiwash is bleach-free and safe for use on virtually any natural or synthetic building surface.

Features & Benefits:

  • 5 litres makes up to 255 litres
  • Cleans and preserves exterior surfaces
  • Non-bleaching - chlorine free
  • Biodegradable
  • Hard water resistant
  • Provides long-lasting results
  • Easy to apply
  • Perfect pre-paint treatment
  • Low-pressure spray & leave application
  • Residual protection for up to 3 years depending on location

Approved by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: PCS 99398
Approved by the Health Service Executive: HSE 10881

 

How does Actiwash Softwash work?

Actiwash affects the proteins and cell membrane of microorganisms, consequently causing the release of nitrogen and phosphorus from cells. Where an apply and leave application is used, the processes of natural weathering work to eliminate the dead biofilm staining.

How long does the self-cleansing process (spray/brush & leave) take?

  1. Green algae stains should disappear within a week.
  2. Red algae stains should disappear within 2-3 weeks.
  3. Well established dark staining can take several months to disappear. Gradual lightening of the surface contamination should be noticeable within the first few weeks and months following treatment.

Note: Severe biofilms may require an additional application. However, this is not typically necessary. A brush agitation of the Actiwash solution is advisable on heavily contaminated areas.

Contains: 50% DDAC amongst other ingredients.

Render treatment

Equipment

  1. Chemical applicator (sprayer, knapsack sprayer etc.)
  2. Brush
  3. High Reach Equipment

Preparation

Examine the render being treated and take note of the type(s) of staining present. Red, green and dark discolouration is treatable with an application of Actiwash Softwash. Orange iron staining will require attention with a separate rust removal product. These stains are typically caused by flue pipes and ferrous metal fixtures. Ensure the render if free from loose dirt. Be mindful that areas close to the ground may be affected by mud splashes. If so, rinse these away with water and a suitable detergent.

Dilution

Mild Treatment: 40:1

Heavy Treatment: 25:1

Application

  1. Prepare a diluted solution of Actiwash Softwash in the tank of the chemical application equipment.
  2. Saturate the (dry) render with the prepared solution by either spray or brush, then leave

Post Application

  • The biofilm dies shortly after saturation with Actiwash Softwash while the render is drying.
  • Afterwards, the processes of natural weathering take control to clean away the staining.
  • Each organic stain will eventually disappear, with some diminishing quickly and others taking more time. For example, green
    staining will disappear within a week. Red staining will take 1-2 weeks. Black/dark staining can take several months to disappear; however, gradual lightening of the contamination should be noticeable within the first few weeks and months following treatment. Yellow and white spots (lichens) can often be the final contaminant remaining to be weathered away. The crust will dry out and recede.
  • Rain and freeze-thaw weather cycles are beneficial.

Roof Treatment Guide

Equipment

  1. Chemical applicator (sprayer, knapsack sprayer etc.)
  2. Brush
  3. High Reach Equipment
  4. Scooping or suction equipment for removing waste from the gutter.
  5. Scraper for removing heavy moss deposits

Preparation

The preparation stage involves the removal of moss from the surface of the roof. Typically, this is the most demanding aspect of treating a roof with Actiwash, and necessitates safeguarding the gutter while collecting the falling moss.

Dilution

Mild Treatment: 35:1

Heavy Treatment: 25:1

Application

  1. Prepare a diluted solution of Actiwash Softwash in the tank of the chemical application equipment.
  2. Saturate the (dry) roof with the prepared solution by either spray or brush, then leave.

Post Treatment

  • The biofilm dies shortly after saturation with Actiwash Softwash while the roof is drying. Afterwards, the processes of natural weathering take control to clean away the staining.
  • Each organic stain will eventually disappear, with some diminishing quickly and others taking more time. For example, green staining will disappear within a week. Red staining will take 1-2 weeks. Black/dark staining can take several months to disappear; however, gradual lightening of the contamination should be noticeable within the first few weeks and months following treatment. Yellow and white spots (lichens) can often be the final contaminant remaining to be weathered away. The crust will dry out and recede.
  • Rain and freeze-thaw weather cycles are beneficial.

If you have any questions regarding the use of Actiwash Professional Softwash on any surface, you can call us on 01-9602663

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