My problem is in flower beds. I take it from your videos that your product cannot be used because it will inevitably land on plants. Plants that are close together. Am I incorrect?
Thanks for writing in with your question. Wet & Forget is designed for use on outdoor surfaces where you have moss, mold and mildew. We do not recommend using it for turf or flowerbed applications, as it is not formulated for use on plants and vegetation.
Looks like a great product. Is the fall the only time you can apply Wet & Forget? It is winter here in Michigan, USA-no snow yet and mild temps but will snow soon. Can this be applied in the spring?
Thanks for sending in your question! Yes, you can apply Wet & Forget at any temperature above 32 degrees. Basically, it just needs to be above 32 when you apply it and while it dries. Drying time takes at the longest 4 to 5 hours. After that, if temps dip below 32 degrees, you will be fine. If you have a few warmer afternoons left this winter you can apply, or wait until it warms up in the spring and apply then.
After Wet and Forget is applied and dried, is it safe for pets to walk on it?
Thanks for contacting us. We recommend keeping pets off of the surface you are treating with Wet & Forget during application and drying time. Drying time is 4 to 5 hours. After that, it is safe for people and pets to be on the surface, even after subsequent rainfall. Click here to read more
My house needs a wash at Spring.
Roof asphalt shingles: I will apply Wet & Forget and let it dry in order to get rid of alguaes and moss.
White wood siding: i am planning to power wash to remove the dirt; should I apply Wet & Forget after power washing for a better result and mold growth prevention? please advise thanks
Thanks for writing in! Yes, you can apply the Wet & Forget after power washing the dirt off of the surface. The Wet & Forget will clean up any mold and mildew that the power washer did not clean off the surface. On average, most people find they do not need to re-apply Wet & Forget for at least 12 to 18 months. If you have any further questions, please let us know.
I don’t have a sprayer and do have stepping stones in my garden along with a small deck on my second floor which are covered in mildew and moss. Could I “paint” the solution on with a sponge or foam type paint brush so that there is no dripping to the plants below or spray on the plants surrounding the stones?
Thanks for writing in with your question. The best way to apply Wet & Forget is with a pump up garden sprayer. The sprayer application ensures that you get a good coverage of the product on your stepping stones and deck area. Even though it is not the best way to apply, you could paint it on with a brush or roller. Be sure to dilute the product properly: 1 part Wet & Forget to 5 parts water. Also, make sure you get a good coverage and saturation on the areas you are treating.
I installed a deck last winter made of “trex” material. To my dismay, mold started accumulating almost immediately. By the end of 6 months I had a leopard-skin effect all over the floor of the deck. I power washed it and now it’s even worse. So much for “no maintenance”.
Can Wet & Forget be used on this material? Does it seal against future mold growth or does it just clean?
Approximately how long does it take to work and may I apply another coat within a few weeks or should I just wait longer?
Thanks for contacting us with your question. Yes, you can use Wet & Forget on any brand of decking, including Trex. Wet & Forget will work on moss, mold, or mildew you have on the surface. Just dilute and apply with your pump up garden sprayer. No rinsing, no scrubbing. Wet & Forget works with the rain over time to clean off moss, mold and mildew. The cleaning time can take 3 weeks to 3 months, depending on the type of growth you have on the deck. The great thing is, once it cleans up, you will not have to apply your second application for 12-18 months. Wet & Forget cleans the surface properly, which means it lasts longer than most traditional cleaning products. If you have any further questions, let us know!
I want to apply wet and forget to the bottom of my boat to remove algae and slime, how long do i have to wait before i can hose the boat off ?
Just apply Wet & Forget and then let it dry completely. Once it’s completely dry you can hose the boat off or put it back in the water.
We recommend covering your plants or rinsing them with clear water before and after you apply the Wet & Forget. That way, they will be protected from any overspray during your application of Wet & Forget. Wet & Forget will not leach into the soil where you are applying the Wet & Forget.
Hi, could you please tell me, after applying Wet & Forget, can I, and when can I paint my deck?
Unsightly moss, mold and mildew can fight through a new coat of paint and continue to grow as if nothing happened. After applying Wet & Forget, it’s best to paint when the stain/growth has been completely removed. If you paint before the moss and mold are gone, the Wet & Forget will not be able to work from underneath the new paint layer. Basically, when the moss and mold are gone, you can go ahead and paint. Wet & Forget will not interact with or damage the new paint layer. If you have any more questions feel free to ask, Thanks!
I have a metal roof on my house. I have a pressure washer with a 16 foot extension . I can cover my entire roof from a ladder. The roof is too dangerous to walk on. The pressure washer has a Sipson hose to draw in the cleaning solution. I am thinking about trying the pressure washer. What do you think? I will let you know how it turns out.
You can use Wet & Forget with a power washer but you need to have a special attachment. To use it, you need to be able to pull from a pre-mixed container without adding new water to the mix. This will insure that the dilution ratio is the same and not changed with new water entering the mix. Thanks for commenting.
How long do you have to wait before you can paint or stain?
i am thinking of buying this product…i stay 1/2 year in florida and green mildew is a problem here…i have a car port attached to the house and the green mildew is underneath the overhang next to the house…so could i use it there..but there is no rain that gets to it ..maybe wind and the humidity sometimes keeps it wet..will it still work at removing this…
thanks for your advise..
Sounds like you have green algae growing in Florida. Because the surface won’t be touched by the rain, go a head and apply pretty heavy and then leave it. After a week, you can easily mimic the rain by spraying the surface down with water from the hose. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for asking.
You can paint or stain once the growth you are cleaning up with wet & forget has been removed. You wouldn’t want to paint over a growth as it can come though and destroy your paint. Let me know if you have any more questions. Thanks for commenting.
I was wondering if I could use it on lichen growth on asphault shingles?
You can absolutely use Wet & Forget for Lichen on Asphalt Shingles. It’s a little different application to remove lichen. What you want to do is completely saturate with Wet & forget and wait for 15 minutes, then hit it one more time with Wet & Forget. During the 15minutes the lichen is actually opening up it’s roots, so that second application is very important. Let me know if you have any other questions and thank you for commenting.
Can this product be used or applied to my camper/travel trailer? It is aluminum siding. If so, what about the roof of the trailer and awning/canopy?
Wet & Forget is safe to use on your camper/travel trailer, aluminum siding, the roof, and even the awning. Wet & Forget has no bleach, is non-caustic and non-acidic so it’s safe to use on all exterior surfaces from fabric awnings all the way to painted brick. For best results, apply Wet & Forget with a garden pump sprayer and thoroughly saturate each and every one of your surfaces. Let dry and each time it rains, the product will be reactivated to remove the organic growths. Let me know if you have any more questions and thank you for asking.
i want to stain my deck within the next 2 – 3 weeks. I just bought Wet & Forget and intended to use it plus a power washer to clean mold prior to staining, but I didn’t know it took so long to work. i thought i could spray on, let set a couple weeks, then power wash off and start staining. Would this still be an effective way to do it?
This is a great route to go if you want to speed up the process. Spray on and completely saturate the entire surface and let dry. Give it a few weeks to start breaking down the growth and then hit it with a pressure washing to speed up the process. If all the growth has removed at this point, you’re 100% fine to apply a stain. Thanks for asking.
Can you use wet & forget on the inside of boats to clean seats and carpet?
Wet & Forget is perfectly fine to apply to boat seats and boat carpeting. For best results, apply and completely saturate the surfaces and let completely dry. As a precaution, spray the seats down with water before someone sits on them. As time progresses and the Wet & Forget gently breaks down the growth, the wind and the rain will reactivate the product to remove the growth and stains. If you’d like to speed up the process, give the application a week or so to start working and then feel free to agitate the area with a brush. It’s not required at all for the surface to come clean, but a little scrubbing can go a long way if you’re looking for the seats to come clean quicker. Feel free to reply if you have any other questions.
What’s the best way to applyWet and Forget to a 2 story house if I don’t want to get on a ladder? Thanks!
Wet & Forget can be applied with quite a few different pump sprayers. For reaching high places on your home without the use of a ladder, take a look at a Trombone sprayer. These sprayers pull from a pre-mixed container and will reach 20-25 feet from the ground. Basically you make up a big bucket of Wet & Forget solution and just dip the end of the sprayer into the bucket, pull to suck up the solution and push to shoot it out. Hope this helps and thanks for commenting!
Can I use W&F on brick (edging on steps& patio have mold/moss etc).
Wet & Forget is safe to use on your brick edging and patio. When you apply, you want to completely saturate the surface and apply heavy so that the Wet & Forget can get into the roots of the growth, especially the moss. After you apply Wet & Forget the job is pretty much done, all you have to do now is just have some patience as the wind and the rain will help re-activate Wet & Forget to break down the growth and remove it. Thanks for asking.
We have a 5 year old log cabin in the NC mountains. The tongue and groove pine boards on the ceiling of the covered porch and eaves are showing some mildew. I want to use your product, but these areas are protected from the rain. They were originally protected with a clear stain. Can I still use it?
You are fine to use Wet & Forget on your log cabin surfaces including the pine boards on the ceiling. Because this surface isn’t going to get hit by the rain, to keep the cleaning process going you would need to spray the surface down with water from the hose every so often. So go ahead and spray the surface down with Wet & Forget, completely saturate the boards and then let dry. After a week or so just spray the surface down with water on a jet setting and you’ll be fine. After a few spray downs you should see the mildew lighten up each time until it’s completely gone. Thanks for commenting.
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