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Softwashing vs Pressure Washing: A Detailed Comparison 👊💦

By Mark Cave February 04, 2024

Softwashing vs Pressure Washing: A Detailed Comparison 👊💦

Let's get your home's exterior looking its best! But wait, how should you clean it? You've probably heard of both Softwashing and Pressure Washing, but which one is the right one for you?

Softwashing vs Pressure Washing

What Is Soft Washing? 🤔

Simply put, Soft washing is a cleaning method that involves the application of a cleaning solution onto surfaces, like roofs, render, or driveways, at low pressure. The solution, often based on Safewash Super Concentrate Cleaner or Softwash Biocide 50% DDAC, does the cleaning, not high pressure. 👍

Pressure Washing: A Quick Look 🔎

Pressure washing relies on high pressure to blast dirt, grime, stains, and more off surfaces. However, it can damage surfaces if not executed properly. It's like a highly concentrated jet of water designed for hard, non-delicate surfaces. 💪

Softwashing vs Pressure Washing: A Comparison 🆚

While both aim to cleanse your home's exterior, they are quite different in execution and effectivity on specific surfaces. Let's dive into the benefits of each method. 🌊

The Softwash Advantage 🏆

Soft washing is ideal for delicate surfaces as it offers a gentle wash without risking damage. Moreover, it removes all algae, mold, and dirt on the microscopic level, ensuring a thorough cleaning that lasts longer. It's no wonder Soft Wash Training Courses are booming in popularity!

The Right Chemicals = The Best Results 🎯

A great feature of Soft Wash Chemicals is that they're customized for different surfaces and types of dirt, grime or stain. For stubborn stains, you might use the Rust X Pro Render Rust Stain Remover or the Grenade Driveway Oil Stain Remover.

Pressure Washing Power 🌪

For durable materials like concrete or brick, pressure washing is effective and quick. It blasts off dirt or grime but might not get rid of organic growth like soft washing. Think of it as the 'blunt force' of the exterior cleaning industry. ⛔

Match the Method to the Surface 👌

Both methods have their time and place. Depending on the type of surface, you'll want to choose the appropriate cleaning method. That's where our team at SoftWash UK Ltd comes in! We're experts in both soft washing and pressure washing. Check out our podcast on choosing the best equipment for Softwashing too. 🏡

A Clear Winner? Depends on Your Needs! 🎉

In conclusion, soft washing is akin to a precision surgical tool, while pressure washing is like a hammer - both are useful but serve different purposes. Choose the right one for your needs, or better yet, get in touch with us at SoftWash UK Ltd to help you make the best choice. 😉👍

Give your exterior the care it deserves with SoftWash UK - we have the experience, the tools, and the dedication to perfect cleanliness. Visit our website today. Your satisfaction is guaranteed! ☑️

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Soft Wash Calculator App

Now you can say I've got an app for that!


Available NOW Click Here To Download

Softwashing calculator is an indispensable tool for juggling complicated chemical mixes. It helps reduce wastage and keeps operating costs down by giving accurate proportions

If you are having difficulty getting your head around the maths, trying to work out what percentage of softwash you need, how much chemical, surfactant and water to add, then this is the App for you.



The Soft Wash Calculator App allows you to work out your soft wash recipe by telling you exactly how much chemical, how much water and how much surfactant to add to get the desired soft wash recipe.
It doesn't stop there!.
- It can also remix your leftover softwash to a new stronger or weaker recipe.
- all controls in one place for see at a glance operation
- ease of input via pre-loaded dials. no more calculator style typing
- instantly responds to changes of complex combinations
- works in both Litres and US Gallons
- tested for Protan and Deutan colourblind users
- links to SoftwashingUK website

Take this scenario
You started with a 1% soft wash recipe of 50 gal (or litres)  for a deck clean and you’re left with 13 gallons.

You get a call from a prospective customer to clean their roof. Past experience tells you a 4% soft wash recipe is needed, but what about your leftover mix at 1%?.

Do you waste time and effort driving back to base to transfer into a standby tank?
You could consider the 13 gal as just water, top up the tank and start again.  
But that’s throwing away the value of the mix and raising your overhead.

Soft Wash Calculator App to the rescue.

You get to the new job and it requires 100 gal / litres.
Switch into remix mode , confirming the 13 gal already in the tank
Move the dials to your new recipe and the app immediately updates the different amounts to add in front of your eyes including the correct amount of extra surfactant.

You now have a 100 gal / litres tank of 4% soft wash recipe ready for your roof clean job!

Not forgetting you’ve saved money too, all without stress and uncertainty . Don’t underestimate what confident calmness has on your customer putting out referrals.

The same applies if you have a 4% recipe left in your tank and you need to dilute it down to 2%. Again the app will tell you how.

Softwashing calculator will also work for any chemical recipe. For instance you can use it for Sodium Hypochlorite, Bleach, Biocide , TFR traffic film remover and degreaser. Even the mathematically-challenged rocket scientist can top up their booster tanks to new fuel mixes after launch delays caused by changing weather conditions.

Using this app you will know exactly what chemical strength to put on any surface giving you the confidence and the knowledge of a professional soft washer and you’ll save money as well.

So if you have little knowledge of how to mix a soft wash recipe then this app is for you.
If you have little knowledge of how to remix a soft wash recipe then this app is for you.
If you want to save money when mixing a soft wash recipe then this app is for you.

This app is also backward compatible to devices running iOS7. We've done this so you can re-purpose an old iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 5  for what could be hazardous work environments. Just toss one in your cleaning van's toolkit.

Once you learn the methods and procedures of how to apply the soft wash to the different surfaces that need cleaning you’ll be unstoppable!

The app also has  a guide to what percentage for what surface. And if you are the lucky owner of a Clever Injector it will remind you the correct setting for the job.
However you should always consider and risk assess what soft wash recipe you need to clean the surface.

** A major iOS code-base change may require a re-purchase. The appiverse at the time will confirm our promise that we won't do so unless the necessity is apparent.



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