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🧽 The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Own Soft Wash Mix 🧽 The Best Way For 2024!

By Mark Cave February 15, 2024

🧽 The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Own Soft Wash Mix 🧽 The Best Way For 2024!

Have you ever wondered, how do you make a soft wash mix? 🤔 Yes? Then you've come to the right place! This comprehensive guide will take you through the step-by-step process so you can create the perfect mix for your cleaning needs!

Guide to Making Your Own Soft Wash Mix

✨The Beauty of Soft Washing ✨

First, let's make sure everyone is on the same page. Soft washing is a cleaning method that uses low-pressure water and specialized solutions like Soft Wash Chemicals to safely remove build-up of stains, mould, algae and more! Want to dive deeper into soft washing? Check out our article, What Is Soft Washing?.

🤓 Interest: About the Soft Wash Mix 🤓

With soft washing, the magic is not just in the method but also in the mixture. A basic soft wash mix uses three main components: Water 💦, a bleach-based detergent such as Sodium Hypochlorite and a Clever Wash Surfactant. The exact proportions can vary depending on the dirt and grime to be dealt with, but we'll get to that later.

💡 Why Make Your Own Mix? 💡

One of the most common questions we get is, "How do you make a soft wash mix?". Making your own mix allows for customization based on your cleaning needs. It can also be more cost-effective, especially for larger projects. After all, who doesn't love a bit of DIY? 👩‍🔧


🔬Crafting Your Mix 🔬

Now that we've covered the what, why, and the wonders of making a soft wash mix, it's time for the most exciting part: creating your concoction! So, grab your soft washing equipment and let's get to it!

Step 1: Proportions 📏Total 10L Mix @ 4% 

First, start by taking 7.3 litres of water. This will be the base of your mix.

Step 2: Sodium Hyporchlorite 🧪

Add a 2.65 litres of Sodium Hypochlorite adjust according to the level of cleaning needed.

Step 3: Surfactant 🧴

Next, introduce 50ml of surfactant, such as our Clever Wash Surfactant, to attracts and repels water, pushing sodium hypochlorite deep into the substrate while encapsulating and lifting organic contaminants, making them easy to wash away.

Step 4: Stir! 🥄

Mix, and voila! Your basic soft wash mix is ready! Remember, safety first! Always follow the Sodium Hypochlorite Mixing Guide and learn about Handling Dangerous Softwash Chemicals.


🎯 To Wrap it Up... 🎯

Making your own soft wash mix allows for better control and cost efficiency. By using the right chemicals and equipment, you can achieve professional cleaning results. Got more questions? Connect with the experts. Visit the SoftWash UK Ltd website now, or try your hand at soft washing with our Soft Wash Training Course. A world of cleaner, brighter surfaces awaits you! 🌟 Keep this handy guide bookmarked for the next time you need to mix a perfect soft wash, and happy cleaning! 🥳

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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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