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Old 03-18-2019, 05:35 PM   #1
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I am power washing my driveway to get the mildew off. After I power wash it, what can I spray on it to keep the mildew off? At least for a while anyway. There was a kid power washing the driveway at the vacant house next to me and I was going to talk to him to see what he used but when I got back from my road trip, he was gone. That driveway came out white like new concrete.


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Not much is going to keep mildew off of horizontal concrete.


Bet bet it to clean it when it gets dirty.
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Try Wet N' Forget.

Works for my brick walkway, patio, and vinyl siding
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Try Wet N' Forget.

Works for my brick walkway, patio, and vinyl siding

Thanks, I was thinking about that just a couple of minutes ago. After I power wash, I will spray Wet N' Forget on it and see how that works.
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I have not found a better product. I buy it in the six gallon concentrate, use a pump sprayer and call it done.
I have a dedicated pump sprayer for the product since I marked the mix ratio right on the pumper. That way don't have to measure each time you apply.
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I have not found a better product. I buy it in the six gallon concentrate, use a pump sprayer and call it done.
I have a dedicated pump sprayer for the product since I marked the mix ratio right on the pumper. That way don't have to measure each time you apply.
Just recently, I saw that they also have it available in a hose end applicator. Certainly would make it much easier and faster to apply.
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Just recently, I saw that they also have it available in a hose end applicator. Certainly would make it much easier and faster to apply.
Which raises the next question:
Is a pressure washer required to rinse it off. I say no.
There are very few things that will be improved by pressure washing.
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Most folks use way too much pressure when using a pressure washer.



These new rotating heads tend to make faster work of this bulk type work and control the output pressures at the nozzle heads to prevent much damage to the substrates.



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Which raises the next question:
Is a pressure washer required to rinse it off. I say no.
There are very few things that will be improved by pressure washing.



In my case, a pressure washer was required. The mildew was extremely bad and caked on. Just rinsing it off would not have worked. Taking one section at a time and the cement looks almost new. Will spray Wet N Forget when I am finished. Hopefully that will last a while.
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Most folks use way too much pressure when using a pressure washer.



These new rotating heads tend to make faster work of this bulk type work and control the output pressures at the nozzle heads to prevent much damage to the substrates.




Also.

This really works.
Used it on my house last year.
Now this year I can see where I missed

Put in the power washer then rinse with a regular hose.

I would highly suggest the set up that Windows on Wash's video showed. It works far better then just using the wand, no streaks and cut marks. Rinse first to allow the water to help.

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I finished power washing my driveway, sidewalk and patio. As you can see by the picture the before and after is quite a difference. I have sprayed wet & forget after the power wash.


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