I have been doing research and expermintating on the
"bleach" question for many months. After eight years of being a heavy bleach user, I am now about 90% bleach free.
I have switched very successfully to oxygen bleach cleaners. They are great cleaners and very enfironmentally friendly, more than any cleaner I know of. It breaks down into natural ingredients very quikly, and it is non corrosive.
It will not " bleach" out color like hypochlorite will, but is does clean very well and kills mold better than bleach. It has taken some time to learn how to be efficient with it, but it is paying off.
We all should do our part to become "greener" and there is no better way than to use oxygen bleach.
Bleach is only for the newbies and the wife to wash clothes with
It's funny>> But I got a call one day last year from this Lady. She said she called "Mo-Jo's Pressure washing" to do her deck, When they started slapping Bleach on it she stopped them and asked if they had anything else to clean with >>>> "OH said the dude this is the only thing that works". She replied>> Your bid was for 700.00 to clean it and your using .o59 cent a gallon Bleach. She said she told them to pack up and take their bleach home and give it to their wife. I thought it was funny!!
Not only does Bleach do damage But it stinks,kills plants,and is not very professional to use, as a mobile washer. You need to be 3 steps ahead of your competition. Any body can buy a pump - up sprayer 10 gals of bleach and a Wal-mart pressure washer. If you want to be on top stay away from the chem. that your wife use's to wash your whity tightys.
Hey John Thanks for the repile ... I was wondering any good books on deck restoring that you would refer me to ...
Do you want to take a class on that for a couple of days so you can know the complete ins and outs(This will probably cost at least $500 but MHO a class like this is golden. I went to one years ago and I got documentation once I completed this class which was great for Marketing purposes) or is just a book your looking for. I can PM you some guys that hold classes that are excellent teachers or I can Also send you where to get a good manual on wood restoration. I rather do it on the PM here because it could be overstepping my bounderies....another words I'm still working on learning what I can promote and not promote here and I don't want to step on the hard work that Mark and Carlos and his mods are doing here to keep this board as professional as can be. Let me know if you want me to shoot you a PM or an email.
Hey John ... I have a guy here in town thats going to teach me decks ... But I am very intrested in all the diffrent Chemicals & methods .... There seems to be about a bazillion opinions out there & I want to learn as many as possible , So that I can make a informed decsion ...