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Tips and Tricks for Preparing an Ideal Soft Wash Mix 🧪

By Mark Cave March 15, 2024

🎯 Tips and Tricks for Preparing an Ideal Soft Wash Mix 🧪

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Do you constantly find yourself asking the question: "How do I make a soft wash mix?" Well, you're not alone. Many strive to perfect the art of creating the ideal soft wash mix – and today, your luck is in! We're going to introduce some insider secrets for preparing a soft wash solution that not only cleans effectively but is also safe and environment-friendly.

🔍 Understanding Soft Washing

To begin, it's critical to understand what Soft Washing is and why it's different from traditional methods such as pressure washing. 👈

🧼 Ingredients

Your typical soft wash mix comprises primarily of water, bleach (typically sodium hypochlorite), and a surfactant. The latter, like Clever Wash Surfactant, allows the bleach to stick to and break down the grime and algae on the surface you're cleaning. 🧪🤓

💧 Adequate Water Dilution

Firstly, the water and bleach mixture. Usually the mix is done in a 4:1 ratio, but this may vary depending on how strong the cleaning solution needs to be. It's crucial to refer to a Soft Washing App to get these measurements right. 😌📏

🧴 Surfactants and Bleach

You typically add a professional surfactant, say, Clever Wash, at about 2%-3% of the total mix. This helps create a thicker mixture and allows for better 'stick' to the cleaning surface. Plus, it often includes a pleasant fragrance like the Fresh Wash Soft Washing Masking Scent to counter the strong chlorine smell from bleach. 👃🌸

⚙️ The Right Equipment

When preparing your soft wash mix, it's necessary to have the correct Soft Washing Equipment. For example, a Dosatron Biocide Injector can be invaluable to achieve the perfect mix. 😯👌

🌿 Environment-friendly Washing

While making a soft wash mix, do keep in mind whether the ingredients are safe for your surrounding environment and plants. Opt for a softwash biocide to minimize ecological impact. 🌍💚

📚 Gaining More Knowledge

Besides these basic steps, you can dive into the vast knowledge offered by SoftWash UK Podcast or even enroll in a Soft Wash Training Course for mastering the art of making the perfect soft wash mix! 🎧📖 Now that you've dipped your toes into the fantastic world of soft washing, we hope you can now confidently answer the question: "how do I make a soft wash mix?" 👏 Want to learn more? Dive deeper into the world of soft washing by visiting the SoftWash UK Ltdwebsite. Here you can find wide-ranging resources including further information on the how to clean rendered walls effectively, Soft Wash Chemicals and other valuable content.

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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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