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The Ins and Outs of Making Soft Wash 🌊💦: A Comprehensive Guide

By Mark Cave April 07, 2024

The Ins and Outs of Making Soft Wash 🌊💦: A Comprehensive Guide

Cleaning is a necessary evil that we all have to face and professional cleaners, environmental workers and the public too, are making a shift towards employing gentle cleaning methods, one of which is soft washing. So, what’s this shift all about, why is it happening and how can you, too, get on board with it? Let's take a dip into the world of soft washing, shall we? 😉👍

Why Soft Washing is the New It Thing in Cleaning?💡

It’s simple! It's because soft washing extends the lifespan of exterior surfaces by being gentle on paint and sealant applications. Plus, it is an excellent solution for the age-old problem of cleaning rendered walls. ⭐❗

Understand Your Soft Washing Tool Belt 🔬⚙️

What defines the quality of a soft wash is the chemicals used within the mixture. Great soft wash chemicals are necessary for a powerful and effective clean. There’s a broad range of chemicals at your disposal, but an expert always chooses the most suitable one for the task at hand. For example, are you targeting an oil stain? Then the Grenade Driveway Oil Stain Remover is your go-to! 😎🎯

Harnessing the Power of Sodium Hypochlorite in Soft Washing 🧪🌡️

Wondering if Sodium Hypochlorite can be used in the process? We have the answers for you. Sodium Hypochlorite is often employed in soft washing as it effectively kills mold, mildew and algae. Curious about whether Sodium Hypochlorite will bleach surfaces or if it can be used to clean wood? Cancel those concerns by listening to the SoftWash UK podcast segments on "Will Sodium Hypochlorite bleach surfaces?" and "Can you use Sodium Hypochlorite to clean wood?" . 😊✨

Soft Washing vs. Pressure Washing – The Epic Battle! 🥊

Unlike the more aggressive approach of pressure washing, soft washing uses less power and doesn’t ‘blast’ your surfaces, opting instead to gently clean them. Learn more from our podcast on Softwashing Versus Pressure Washing. 🎧🚀

Craft Your Homemade Soft Wash Mixture 🧙‍♂️🔮

Don’t know where to start? Well, we have a step by step guide on how to make your soft wash mix on our podcast. Moreover, the mixing process is made easier and safer with the Sodium Hypochlorite Mixing Guide! 🧰🎨

Make a Splash with Soft Wash!

If you've ever been skeptical about the strength of soft washing, it's now time to put those doubts aside. Soft washing is an efficient and innovative solution that's quickly becoming the preferred method for cleaning exterior surfaces, with its gentle approach. 💪🌈

Ready to make an even bigger wave with soft wash? Don’t hesitate to dive deeper into this topic with our range of awesome resources, services and training coursesavailable at SoftWash UK Ltd. Likewise, whether you're a professional cleaner or a homeowner looking to get this knowledge, our SoftWash UK Podcast with Mark Cave is here to guide you on your soft washing journey. Therefore, soak up all this knowledge and keep yourself ahead in the current wave of cleaning. Gather your cleaning supplies and let's make the world a cleaner place, one soft wash at a time! 🌍💖

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Soft Wash Calculator App

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


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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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