Considering just how much growth some of us have on and around the outside of our homes, it can sometimes take quite a while to apply Wet & Forget to all the surfaces that need attention. In these cases, a pump-up sprayer can definitely work, but it’s not the most efficient option.
That’s when a backpack sprayer (like the one pictured at left) can really come in handy. A backpack sprayer reaches farther and has better coverage, meaning there’s less work for you during the application process.
It has a higher capacity to hold more Wet & Forget (saving you the extra refill time), it frees up the hand that would normally be carrying the pump-up sprayer, and it’s easier to maneuver around the property with the sprayer on your back instead of at your side.
Other important things to note:
- Do not use a hose end sprayer because it won’t be able to get the correct 5:1 dilution rate that is required when applying Wet & Forget. In other words, you will not get enough product on the surface to do any good.
- An agricultural sprayer with a diaphragm pump, such as the kind landscapers use, is another option for commercial applications.
- You can store Wet & Forget in your sprayer indefinitely; it will not corrode the sprayer.
- A pump up sprayer from a different project is also a great choice. Just triple rinse it before and after using Wet & Forget.
- Pump up sprayers and backpack sprayers make it easier to control the spray when applying Wet & Forget to the surface.