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post #1 of Old 05-15-2008, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Cleaning Stucco

Can anyone out there recommend a cleaning agent that works weel when cleaning stucco? I plan to low pressure wash a 2500 sq. Ft. area, of pink colored stucco.

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post #2 of Old 05-15-2008, 05:47 AM
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Sodium hypochlorite + sodium metasilicate + nonionic surfactant = cleaning bliss for stucco. How dirty is it?

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Thanks....It is not too dirty, mostly "baked" in pollen dust. Just my first stucco job, wanted to make sure I used a good mix. the two side walls are 75 x 18 !


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post #4 of Old 05-16-2008, 04:36 PM
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A stronger mix of sodium hypochlorite (bleach) and a product called Simple Cherry (www.pressuretek.com) will do the trick. Is it painted or exposed?

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A stronger mix of sodium hypochlorite (bleach) and a product called Simple Cherry (www.pressuretek.com) will do the trick. Is it painted or exposed?

Be careful and test what ever you use in a smaller area.

Painted stucco gets the cheapest production grade paints. Junk!!! often washes away with just water.
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Thanks Ron,

That is why I wanted to make sure I used a proper mix. At time I have seen some of that stucco paint come off like a dust ! This is my first stucco job and want to make sure it stays pink...


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Is painted, Pink !

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Hector, painted is actually to your advantage. The mold and dirt on there is probably not deep rooted and should come off with a lighter mix of bleach hitting the surface (2-3% sodium hypochlorite) To get that mix you would mix 2-3 parts household bleach with each part water. What's your application method for your chems?

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post #9 of Old 05-17-2008, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ken,

I am normally in that range when I do vinyl, brick and even wood decks, been this my first stucco project just wanted to make sure I was in the same range. Stucco just has seem more delicate to me than any of other surfaces...Like I have mentioned just wanted to make sure I did not take it off, specially the color.....

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Thanks Ron,

That is why I wanted to make sure I used a proper mix. At time I have seen some of that stucco paint come off like a dust ! This is my first stucco job and want to make sure it stays pink...


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