Now that summer has unofficially begun, we are all heading outdoors to dig in the garden, roast marshmallows over the fire pit, or sip iced tea on the deck. But as you spend more time out enjoying nature’s beauty, you might notice some of nature’s not-so-beautiful effects around the outside of your home. Ugly algae, destructive moss, stubborn lichen, and disgusting mold and mildew may have invaded your porch, deck, driveway, or other outdoor surfaces. These persistent growths can become a real eyesore, and even damage some surfaces. Don’t let Mother Nature’s nasty side get in the way of your outdoor fun! Read on to see the 6 top spots where Wet & Forget Outdoor will zap pesky stains with no scrubbing or power washing, and get you back to enjoying your summer.
1. Keeps Your Pool Ready for Fun
A backyard pool is a wonderful way to cool off and enjoy your summer. But all of that moisture around the pool is the perfect invitation for algae, or mold and mildew. Wet & Forget Outdoor defeats these growths at your pool’s waterline, on the concrete surrounding the pool, on the outsides of above-ground pools, on poolside furniture, and even on your diving board (see the photos to the right of this post)! Click here to learn more about keeping your pool beautiful with Wet & Forget Outdoor.
2. Keeps Your Deck Beautiful
Your deck is the ultimate gathering place for your family and friends this time of year. A good deck will give you and your family years of fun, from picnics, to cookouts or outdoor parties, to simply chilling out with a good book or some relaxing tunes. But your deck can fall victim to moss, lichen, algae, or mold and mildew stains. Not only are these stains ugly–moss and lichen can damage the surface of many types of decking, and algae or mold and mildew can cause a slippery mess that is hazardous to walk on. Mold and mildew can also turn the cushions on your deck furniture into a slimy, smelly mess. No matter which type of deck you have, Wet & Forget Outdoor will remove these disgusting stains with no scrubbing, bleaching or power washing needed. Just spray and walk away to keep your deck beautiful!
3. Defeats Driveway Stains
Your driveway is one of the first things your guests see when they visit your home. But moss growth on your driveway can make any cracks or holes get bigger. And lichen can damage the surface of some driveways, and green algae or mold and mildew can make it slippery and dangerous to walk on. Ugly black algae can make a concrete driveway look like it’s been smeared with charcoal, and turn your investment into an eyesore. And any of these growths can keep seal coating from adhering properly and interfere with driveway maintenance and repair. Wet & Forget Outdoor works with the wind and rain to remove all of these growths with no scrubbing, bleaching or power washing needed, and keeps them away for a year or more in most cases. Make Wet & Forget a part of your driveway care, and say goodbye to these disgusting stains for good!
4. Removes Roof-Ruining Growths
Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements, and a leaky roof can cost you a fortune in water damage. Moss is a real disaster for your roof, where it can grow between and underneath shingles, causing them to lift away from the roof’s membrane and let water in. Moss and lichen can cause pitting on shingles, and cause asphalt shingles to shed their granules and stop working properly. Black algae is a real nuisance on your roof. It creates those very unsightly black streaks you’ve seen on so many of your neighbors’ roofs. Don’t let your roof fall prey to these roof-wreckers! Wet & Forget Outdoor is the ideal roof cleaner. While harsh chemicals such as bleach can corrode your home’s gutters and downspouts, and one wrong move with a pressure washer can rip shingles off of your roof, Wet & Forget Outdoor takes care of all of these damaging growths safely and easily, with no scrubbing needed. It also keeps them away for a year or more in most cases. This makes it so you can spend your time enjoying your summer instead of climbing around on the roof cleaning. You’ve got better things to do!
5. Beautifies Your Sidewalk and Patio
Your home’s sidewalks and patio are both cosmetic and functional; the sidewalks get you where you need to go, and the patio gives you a nice place to relax. But moss can deface your sidewalk or patio and cause concrete to crumble, green algae can make the shaded parts of your patio a slippery eyesore, black algae can leave dirty-looking streaks and splotches over the whole surface of your sidewalk or patio, and unsightly lichen can be very difficult to get rid of. To top it all off, mold and mildew can make the cushions on your patio furniture stained, smelly and slimy. Using bleach to clean up can ruin your patio furniture and kill your plants. While using a pressure washer can leave you with a muddy mess. To defeat all of these nasty growths, just spray your sidewalk and patio with Wet & forget Outdoor, and walk away. Let us do the work for you!
6. Keeps Vinyl Siding Spic-and-Span
Installing vinyl siding is an excellent way to beautiful and protect your home. But if moss, lichen, algae, mold or mildew take over your vinyl siding, it can look like a disgusting mess instead of a good investment. Wet & Forget Outdoor is the perfect tool to clean vinyl siding: it won’t corrode your home’s downspouts or kill your lawn the way bleach can, and there’s no scrubbing needed. And while the forceful stream of a power washer can tear away your gutters, downspouts or pieces of siding, Wet & Forget Outdoor works with the wind and rain to safely clean your siding over time. Just look at the wonderful results these happy customers got with Wet & Forget Outdoor!
How to Apply Wet & Forget Outdoor
Annihilating stains with Wet & Forget Outdoor couldn’t be easier. Here’s how:
- For large outdoor surfaces, we recommend applying Wet & Forget Hose End. Simply attach the product to your garden hose and attach the hose end tip of your liking. (Flat Fan tip is best for large horizontal surfaces, Jet Setting tip is ideal to reach high elevations). To apply the Wet & Forget concentrate, mix 1 part Wet & Forget Outdoor with 5 parts water in a pump-up garden sprayer.
- Spray the affected area with the diluted Wet & Forget solution at a time that allows it 4 to 5 hours to dry before the threat of rain.
- Walk away, and let Wet & Forget do the work for you!
- To keep growths from coming back, repeat once a year, or at the first sign of re-growth.
The next time you see moss, algae, lichen, or mold and mildew on these 6 zones or on other outdoor surfaces, annihilate them with Wet & Forget Outdoor!
*To remove moss, be sure to saturate the moss thoroughly to allow Wet & Forget to penetrate the root-like structures. To remove lichen, follow these special instructions.