Concrete is a durable, attractive and long-lasting option for constructing everything from driveways, to patios, to pool surrounds. But when disgusting mold and mildew, green or black algae, lichen or moss invade the areas around your home, your concrete surfaces can turn from assets to expensive eyesores. You don’t need to turn to caustic chemicals or pressure washing to make these ugly stains disappear, though. With Wet & Forget Outdoor, just spray and walk away to defeat these growths and keep them from coming back for a year or more in most cases. No elbow grease needed! Continue reading to see how.
Green or black algae, mold and mildew, lichen, and moss can all grow on your outdoor concrete surfaces. These ugly growths spoil the appearance of your concrete, and some growths can even cause damage. Growths such as green algae, mold and mildew can cause concrete sidewalks, driveways or patios to become extremely slippery, creating a fall risk for you and your family.
If you’ve tried to remove these growths using bleach or pressure washing, you may have run into problems. Bleach can ruin your clothes and other fabrics, irritate your skin, eyes and airway, and kill your lawn. Pressure washing is a hassle that can leave behind a muddy mess, and can cause any loose pieces of concrete to break off. To make matters worse, the growths you’re trying to get rid of can start forming again almost from the moment you finish cleaning, putting you in a frustrating cycle of cleaning and re-cleaning.
Break out of the cycle with Wet & Forget Outdoor. Wet & Forget’s gentle formula works with the wind and rain to remove algae, lichen, moss, mold and mildew over time, and keep them away for a year or more in most cases. Wet & Forget Outdoor is safe to use on just about any outdoor surface, including concrete walls, patios, steps, driveways, sidewalks and pavers. Plus, Wet & Forget won’t bleach your clothes or kill your lawn, either. And there’s no scrubbing necessary–just spray the affected area and let Wet & Forget Outdoor do the work for you. It’s that simple!
Listen to this unsolicited testimonial from Dave L.- left on the Wet & Forget corporate voicemail:
Here are the ugly stains that Wet & Forget erases:
Green or Black Algae
Green algae likes to grow in shaded areas where there is moisture, such as the north side of your concrete retaining wall, or your concrete patio underneath the awning. It stains the concrete an unsightly dark to bright green, and can be very slippery.
If your concrete has ugly charcoal-gray or black streaks or splotches, black algae is probably the culprit. Black algae can grow on many outdoor surfaces such as concrete or roof shingles, and will thrive as long as there is moisture and sunlight. Black algae has a pigmented protective capsule that gives it its dark color and also protects it from the sun, which is why black algae can live on areas that are exposed to even intense sunlight, such as exposed sidewalks and rooftops. In the photo above, you can see just how much ugly staining black algae can cause on concrete–except at Joni D.’s house, that is. Joni treated her concrete driveway and sidewalks (circled in blue) with Wet & Forget Outdoor, and this aerial photo shows off her spectacular results. Even pilots flying overhead can guess which family uses Wet & Forget!
Joni told us: “I didn’t realize how unbelievable the results were until my brother-in-law, who I had been raving about the product to, showed me a satellite shot of my house and neighborhood. My house had the only clean driveway and sidewalks in about a 6 block radius!”
Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew thrive in shaded, damp areas. This disgusting fungal growth can be white, gray, brown or black in color, and produces a gross, musty odor. In addition to concrete, mold and mildew also love to invade the cushions on your outdoor furniture.
Lichen is a stubborn, multi-layered growth than can form on almost any outdoor surface, even glass. It has a scaly texture and comes in a wide variety of colors, including green, reddish, bluish and bright yellow. Lichen is very hardy and can be difficult to remove.
Moss is a green, carpet-like simple plant. It grows in moist areas, and can form in any cracks your concrete might have. Then, as it grows, moss can cause the cracks to get bigger, shortening the life of your concrete surface. This makes moss much more than just an ugly nuisance.
How to Apply Wet & Forget Outdoor
Wet & Forget Outdoor will tackle all of these ugly stains on your concrete, with no elbow grease required. Here are the steps to get rid of these growths once and for all:
- Mix 1 part Wet & Forget with 5 parts water in a pump-up garden sprayer.
- Spray the affected concrete with the diluted Wet & Forget solution.
- Allow at least 4 to 5 hours of drying time before the chance of rain.
- Walk away, and let Wet & Forget Outdoor do the work for you!
- Re-apply yearly or at the first sign of re-growth to keep the stains away for good.
For moss, be sure to saturate thoroughly so that the solution can reach the root-like structures. Follow these special instructions to remove lichen.