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Roughcast Cleaning

Roughcast Cleaning Falkirk

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Tel: 0808123 1214 Mob: 077 8080 8282 Email: enquiries@cotecprotectivecoatings.co.uk
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Roughcast is a common decorative finish on many exterior houses. The cast over time captures small dirt particles this allows bacterial growth to establish which appears as red, green or black staining. This staining is more obvious on the walls that take the brunt of the weather but can be on all walls. The biofilm staining can be removed from the wall using our Softwash systems.
Cleaning up Roughcast
Pressure Washing at a high pressure is not recommended to clean wall as the force of the jet will dislodge the dash. Softwashing is the preferred method for the cleaning of Pebble Dash and Roughcast this non-invasive system uses chemicals to remove the staining rather than force.
Cleaning & Treating the biofilm with a Softwash System
The Softwash Solution:
Cleans – Sanitises – Disinfects The products active ingredient is recommended for the cleaning of – render and cladding – of industry-leading companies such as K Rend, Weber and Kingspan Cladding. Effective and safe to use on: o Coloured and plain wall render o Concrete patios & paths o Painted surfaces o Timber decking o Natural stone, including sandstone and granite
1) A hypochlorite based softwash biocide which at 5:1-10:1 dilution is classed by the EU, PCD and HSE as non corrosive or hazardous to people or the environment. This solution contains no acids or solvents does not bio-accumulate and the surfactant is fully biodegradable and after use it quickly breaks down into tiny amounts of ordinary salt and water
Before
After
The render can be treated using our professional softwash products which are fully approved by both the Irish Pesticides Registration & Control Service (PCS) and UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) for use as a softwashing biocide in Ireland and the UK also it's fully compliant with the EU "REACH" (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of Chemicals) regulations for cleaning exterior hard surfaces. This professional grade product can give outstanding results as can be seen in the photos. A safe and effect method to return your property to that new look again. We are an experienced Softwash applicators with all the professional up to date equipment to give a quality finish every time.
Roughcast Cleaning before Roughcast Cleaning After System Application How to clean Roughcast Walls The application of a Softwash Solution via a very low pressure nozzle and pump. The Softwash solution is sprayed onto the wall or in some instances it is brushed on. System 1: The hypochlorite solution is sprayed onto the wall and then left for 30-60 minutes before being rinsed of. It may require more than 1 treatment to bring the walls up to an acceptable standard. The final step of the process is to treat the wall with the inhibitor solution. Results are normally seen within 72 hours of application. System 2:   The application of a (DDAC) solution. The wall is saturated with the solution which is not rinsed off but just left to dry.  This system can take up to 1 year to fully clean but some noticeable difference should be seen within a few months.
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After
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After
green algae
Biofilm
In the pictures below are various biofilms if your property walls has any of these growths establish it requires to be treated. A Biofilm forms when certain microorganisms adhere to a surface in a moist environment. These biofilms are unsightly but can damage the exterior surface over time but the application of the Softwash product can eradicate almost all of the staining. Green - Red Algae dies within minutes by cell wall puncture Black Fungi dies within a short period of application.
red Algae black fungi
Green Algae
Black Fungi
Red Algae

Roughcast Cleaning Falkirk

Removing the Biofilm
Before
After
Roughcast Cleaning  System 1 Softwash Roughcast Clean with an inhibitor treatment to provide ongoing protectiion for the wall
Fully biodegradable Does not bio-accumulate Ph neutral, so safe for materials and gentle on people Controls algae, lichen, fungi, moss and mould Safe for children and pets once treated surface is completely dry Non-bleaching (contain no bleach or acids) Harmless to all known building materials Can be used as a pre-painting primer to kill algae and mould spores Soaks deep into porous surfaces – killing the micro- organisms responsible for unsightly discolouring, and potential structural damage
2) A Biocidal Wash (DDAC) fully biodegradable does not bio-accumulate Ph neutral, so safe for children and pets once treated surface is completely dry.
The Softwash Solution:
Roughcast Cleaning before Roughcast Cleaning after
Before
After
Results can take up to 1 year to cleanse the wall
Before
After
Roughcast Cleaning the results that can be acheived
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Roughcast Cleaning

Same Day Results for the Roughcast on this property
Softwash Biocide Cleans – Sanitises – Disinfects This powerful softwash biocide rapidly removes black, red, green and yellow staining – caused by algae, lichen, fungi, moss and mould – from render The Softwash Biocide is fully government approved sodium hypochlorite based softwash biocide available in the UK & Ireland. Contains no acids or solvents Safe for humans and materials. Safe for our environment
roughcast cleaning after roughcast cleaning before
cast stone cleaning before cast stone cleaning after

Cast Stone Cleaning

High Pressure washing can damage natural stone or cast stone and is best avoided Softwashing is the preferred method for cleaning Natural Stone but super-heated water at very low pressure can also be used. The Softwash system we use can not only clean the stone but can have residual benefits.
Stone cleaning Stone cleaning
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Tel: 0808123 1214 Mob: 077 8080 8282 Email: enquiries@cotecprotectivecoatings.co.uk
In the pictures below are various biofilms if your property walls has any of these growths establish it requires to be treated. A Biofilm forms when certain microorganisms adhere to a surface in a moist environment. These biofilms are unsightly but can damage the exterior surface over time but the application of the Softwash product can eradicate almost all of the staining. Green - Red Algae dies within minutes by cell wall puncture Black Fungi dies within a short period of application.
Roughcast Cleaning

Roughcast Cleaning Falkirk

Biofilm

Roughcast Cleaning Falkirk

green algae red Algae black fungi
Green Algae
Black Fungi
Red Algae
Roughcast is a common decorative finish on many exterior houses. The cast over time captures small dirt particles this allows bacterial growth to establish which appears as red, green or black staining. This staining is more obvious on the walls that take the brunt of the weather but can be on all walls. The biofilm staining can be removed from the wall using our Softwash systems.
Pressure Washing at a high pressure is not recommended to clean wall as the force of the jet will dislodge the dash. Softwashing is the preferred method for the cleaning of Pebble Dash and Roughcast this non-invasive system uses chemicals to remove the staining rather than force.
Cleaning & Treating the biofilm with a Softwash System
The Softwash Solution:
The render can be treated using our professional softwash products which are fully approved by both the Irish Pesticides Registration & Control Service (PCS) and UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) for use as a softwashing biocide in Ireland and the UK also it's fully compliant with the EU "REACH" (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of Chemicals) regulations for cleaning exterior hard surfaces. This professional grade product can give outstanding results as can be seen in the photos. A safe and effect method to return your property to that new look again. We are an experienced Softwash applicators with all the professional up to date equipment to give a quality finish every time.
Removing the Biofilm
Cleaning up Roughcast
1) A hypochlorite based softwash biocide which at 5:1-10:1 dilution is classed by the EU, PCD and HSE as non corrosive or hazardous to people or the environment. This solution contains no acids or solvents does not bio-accumulate and the surfactant is fully biodegradable and after use it quickly breaks down into tiny amounts of ordinary salt and water
Cleans – Sanitises – Disinfects The products active ingredient is recommended for the cleaning of – render and cladding – of industry-leading companies such as K Rend, Weber and Kingspan Cladding. Effective and safe to use on: o Coloured and plain wall render o Concrete patios & paths o Painted surfaces o Timber decking o Natural stone, including sandstone and granite
Roughcast Cleaning before Roughcast Cleaning After
Before
After
Roughcast Cleaning System Application  How to clean Roughcast Walls The application of a Softwash Solution via a very low pressure nozzle and pump. The Softwash solution is sprayed onto the wall or in some instances it is brushed on. System 1: The hypochlorite solution is sprayed onto the wall and then left for 30-60 minutes before being rinsed of. It may require more than 1 treatment to bring the walls up to an acceptable standard. The final step of the process is to treat the wall with the inhibitor solution. Results are normally seen within 72 hours of application. System 2:   The application of a (DDAC) solution. The wall is saturated with the solution which is not rinsed off but just left to dry.  This system can take up to 1 year to fully clean but some noticeable difference should be seen within a few months. Roughcast Cleaning Roughcast Cleaning before Roughcast Cleaning after Roughcast Cleaning
Before
After
Before
After
Roughcast Cleaning  System 1 Softwash Roughcast Clean with an inhibitor treatment to provide ongoing protectiion for the wall
Fully biodegradable Does not bio-accumulate Ph neutral, so safe for materials and gentle on people Controls algae, lichen, fungi, moss and mould Safe for children and pets once treated surface is completely dry Non-bleaching (contain no bleach or acids) Harmless to all known building materials Can be used as a pre-painting primer to kill algae and mould spores Soaks deep into porous surfaces – killing the micro- organisms responsible for unsightly discolouring, and potential structural damage
2) A Biocidal Wash (DDAC) fully biodegradable does not bio- accumulate Ph neutral, so safe for children and pets once treated surface is completely dry.
The Softwash Solution:
Roughcast Cleaning before Roughcast Cleaning after
Before
90 Days After
Results can take up to 1 year to cleanse the wall
Roughcast Cleaning the results that can be acheived
Roughcast Cleaning Roughcast Cleaning Roughcast Cleaning

Roughcast Cleaning

Same Day Results for the Roughcast on this property
roughcast cleaning after roughcast cleaning before
Softwash Biocide Cleans – Sanitises – Disinfects This powerful softwash biocide rapidly removes black, red, green and yellow staining – caused by algae, lichen, fungi, moss and mould – from render The Softwash Biocide is fully government approved sodium hypochlorite based softwash biocide available in the UK & Ireland. Contains no acids or solvents Safe for humans and materials. Safe for our environment
cast stone cleaning cast stone cleaning

Cast Stone Cleaning

High Pressure washing can damage natural stone or cast stone and is best avoided Softwashing is the preferred method for cleaning Natural Stone but super-heated water at very low pressure can also be used. The Softwash system we use can not only clean the stone but can have residual benefits.
Stone cleaning Stone cleaning