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How to soft wash render on walls

Soft wash render with no damage to walls

How to soft wash render on walls


Soft washing render in order to clean it is a great way to remove all the risk from cleaning your render. No risk from damage. No risk to changing the colour. No risk in losing the value of the render by it being damaged. No risk to it losing its waterproofing capability. No risk of invalidating your render manufacturers warranty. No risk to damaging any other building materials. No risk to damaging your paintwork. No risk to any polished timber, doors, window frames or decking. No risk to pets. And…..No risk to plants. All in all, a great way to spruce up your home…….Call us now on 0466 312844

What is soft washing



Soft washing is a shower like spray and removes staining from algae, nasty bacteria, black mould and lichen that self coloured renders tend to suffer from after a few years. We see these problems start to occur as soon as 3 years after the job is done. No need to paint the render, we see loads of properties where this has been done resulting in repetitive painting and maintenance required every few years costing thousands of dollars. A soft wash spray will get your render looking like the original and keep it that way for about 3 years. A cost effective re-spay after that every 3 years or so will keep it looking good for a lifetime. Not just render but pebbledash, stucco and cladding will all benefit from a soft wash spray process, including previously painted render. So don’t paint. It’s completely unnecessary and a waste of money. Don’t use high pressure water as this will damage the render, and even if it does not look damaged the pores in the surface will be opened up, moisture gets in allowing spores that cause the staining to re-colonise even faster.

Now a lot of companies in this business offer soft wash, but its not necessarily eco friendly. We only use a product that’s safe in the environment. We don’t use hundreds of gallons of water to our soft washing. Only a 100-200 litres maximum on a large detached house. The product mainly stays on the wall and what does run off becomes inactive when it comes into contact with organic matter like the surfaces of paths and driveways. It does not accumulate in the environment. So this is why we use soft washing with an eco friendly product to clean wall render. Everyone is safe, our staff, you the customer and your neighbours.