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dchaban 04-23-2008 02:36 PM

Pollen season and my new yellow porch
 
Farmers porch, wood tongue in groove, vinyl ceiling/flashing above, wooden builtup pillars, cement board house ext. And it's ALL yellow. :eek:

I'm basically looking for an effecient way to remove it from the porch, its nooks and the rest of the house exterior for that matter. With well water, i don't have enough pressure for my garden hose w/ sprayer to do it very well, without scrubbing too.
Recommendations? This could be my chance to buy a cheap/low pressure PW for yearly cleaning and possibly do the vehicles (also pollen covered) too!

Thanks in advance for your help.

RippySkippy 04-23-2008 03:09 PM

If you remove the pollen, won't it come back before you get the hose put away? If you wait...won't the pollen disappear? Maybe I'm missing something...but it looks like you're looking for something to do. I'd leave it alone. Just think...if your house is clean then you you'll not look like the neighbors....guess that could be a good/bad thing....

NannerAnnie 04-24-2008 10:48 AM

pollen!
 
Ahh, Rippy Skippy- apparently you don't live in the "south". I didn't understand the Pollen Phenomenon until I moved to NC, too.
No, it doesn't come off on its own- it sticks to everything you have until you wash it off. I changed the color of my front porch using a bucket of water and a rag. This is the most cost-effective method. As for a power washer... I stay away from those, since if your siding is truely wood, pushing water into it is a sure-fire way to warp the wood.
My favorite option? Enlist your children as a "family bonding task" or pay some cute neighborhood kids (the younger they are, the less they want) as this is a task they can do without wrecking too much (I hope).

RippySkippy 04-24-2008 01:07 PM

Sorry NA, while you're right on one count not on all! I did live in Atlanta for a while, and I'll agree the pollen thing in the south caught me off guard the first spring there. It happens some here in the Midwest...but NOTHING like there. Still...it's not a huge problem, it lasts for a relatively short time period...and I don't recall any long term damage from the pollen...it just looks "really" bad.

Leah Frances 04-24-2008 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by NannerAnnie (Post 118686)
Enlist your children as a "family bonding task" or pay some cute neighborhood kids (the younger they are, the less they want) as this is a task they can do without wrecking too much (I hope).

I haven't thought about washing my parents porch, as a child, until I read this. :thumbup: What great memories! Mom would put us in swim suits, give us the hose, a bucket, some dish detergent, and a scrub brush.

so-elitecrete 04-24-2008 05:25 PM

we're in nw atl,,,
 
pollen season's over - get out the pressure wshr time - i don't think its worth the $$$ for a h/o to own 1 because they're so cheap to rent.

jbfan 04-24-2008 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by so-elitecrete (Post 118790)
pollen season's over - get out the pressure wshr time - i don't think its worth the $$$ for a h/o to own 1 because they're so cheap to rent.

Have they relaxed water restrictions where you are located?

I can't pressure wash my house myself, but I can pay someone to do it. :furious:

so-elitecrete 04-25-2008 06:26 AM

yes, they've relax'd 'em but there're LOTS of boats for sale cheap on lanier :thumbup:

jbfan 04-25-2008 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by so-elitecrete (Post 118920)
yes, they've relax'd 'em but there're LOTS of boats for sale cheap on lanier :thumbup:

From what I see on the news, not much you can do with some of those boats right now!:jester:

so-elitecrete 04-25-2008 01:18 PM

that's why they're cheap & getting cheaper :laughing:


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