John Bailey’s home in Lakeway, TX has stones that are susceptible to mildew outbreaks. In the past, he used traditional cleaning methods to take care of it. Searching for a better way, he came across Wet & Forget not too long ago. He was so pleased with the results that he sent us a thank you, which turned into a nice conversation with John about his home and his experience with Wet & Forget:
Wet & Forget: Tell us a little bit about your home in Central Texas. How long have you lived there?
John Bailey: We have lived in Lakeway, TX ever since I retired, 12 years ago. The house is a single story and is across the road from the lake (Lake Travis, 20 miles west of Austin). The lot is only one-third acre and since we are built into a hillside, we have tall, white Austin Stone retaining walls. Austin stone is porous and the lake provides a climate of moisture which joins together to form mildew on the stone. Traditional cleaning methods took the surface from the stone. But Wet & Forget does not damage the surface at all, and it so easy to apply. We also have 94 feet of white cast iron railings along the deck. I have been spending 15 days every year cleaning and touching up this railing each spring, because of mildew and rust. Next spring I will try Wet & Forget and hopefully I will save time and energy and shall have less paint touch up to do. The house is mostly stucco and the north and west facing walls get green mildew every 4 or 5 years. Again, next spring I shall try Wet & Forget to see if it can be done easier and if it will last longer.
W&F: How did you hear about Wet & Forget?
JB: Our dentist is in Houston (185 miles away) and on our last visit he mentioned Wet & Forget when we were discussing house maintenance.
W&F: What were your thoughts when you first heard about the no-fuss application process? Were you skeptical?
JB: I was not skeptical because I trust my Dentist (Have known him for 30 years).
W&F: What is the main difference between Wet & Forget and the product you used in the past?
JB: In the past I used a bleach based cleaner, but it only keeps stains off for a limited time and in my case it had to be applied with a scrubbing brush and then rinsed off. This mechanical action wore away the stone and to caused paint removal from the railings.
W&F: How long did it take to see results after you applied Wet & Forget?
JB: One hour was all it took on the stone. The green just leeched out and then the stone gradually became whiter. Now it is pristine!
W&F: Are you satisfied with the performance of the product? Do you plan on using it again?
JB: Most definitely. As I mentioned earlier, I have two applications planned for the spring.
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