Green algae is a smooth, green, slimy growth that can pop up anyplace where there is moisture and partial shade. Green algae can grow on multiple surfaces, including your deck, porch, awning, vinyl siding, fence, driveway, and even on outdoor furniture. Green algae turns everything it touches a deep shamrock green, and can make surfaces slippery and dangerous to walk on. Left unchecked, green algae can completely take over an area like the fence in the photo, making it almost unrecognizable. Stop green algae in its tracks with Wet & Forget Outdoor! Wet & Forget Outdoor eliminates green algae with no scrubbing, bleaching or pressure washing needed, and keeps it away for a year or more in most cases. Just spray and leave! Read on to find out how.
Green Algae: an Ugly Mess Anywhere you Find it
Green algae is a simple plant that can make a real mess on your outdoor surfaces. While black algae thrives in sunny areas, green algae lives in partially shaded spots. Green algae can cover your home’s siding, porch, deck, or driveway and make the surface look very unsightly, and can be a slippery hazard on walkways. Here are some common areas where green algae is a problem.
Green algae can grow on any type of fencing, from wood (see photo above) to vinyl, brick or metal. As long as there is moisture, sun and partial shade, your fence is at risk for green algae growth.
Green algae can grow on all types of siding, including vinyl and aluminum. Click here for before and after photos of vinyl siding infested with green algae that homeowners cleaned with Wet & Forget Outdoor, and click here for photos and a testimonial from a gentleman who cleaned his severely green-algae-infested white cedar siding with Wet & Forget Outdoor. The family who cleaned their vinyl siding with Wet & Forget Outdoor still contacts us every once in awhile to tell us that the siding “almost seems to look cleaner every time we look at it.” Now that’s what we like to hear!
Porches are typically shady areas, which makes them popular prey for green algae. Porch sides as well as porch tops can become covered in green algae, and can become real eyesores. Click here to see the before picture sent to us by a Wet & Forget fan who had tried bleach on her porch for 25 years, and found herself in a constant struggle of bleaching and re-bleaching. Click here for her victorious after photo! Wet & Forget Outdoor Cleaner keeps green algae away for a year or more in most cases, so no more treating and re-treating.
Green algae can infest any outdoor surface where there’s partial sunlight and moisture, including decks, the sides of sheds, shaded portions of driveways or sidewalks, brick walls, and even deck chairs. The more humid the climate, the more green algae you’re likely to see. But you don’t have to see it anymore after using this outdoor cleaner!
Green algae can be tough to get rid of. Bleach ruins your clothes and can kill your lawn, and you have to scrub the algae. Bleach and other caustic chemicals can also damage the surface you’re trying to clean. Pressure washing can cause unintended damage, is a hassle, and leaves a muddy mess behind. Worst of all, bleach and pressure washing do nothing to prevent re-growth, which means that green algae starts to grow back almost from the moment you walk away, trapping you in an endless cleaning and re-cleaning cycle.
- Mix 1 part Wet & Forget Outdoor with 5 parts water in a pump-up garden sprayer.
- Spray the affected area at a time that allows 4 to 5 hours’ drying time before the threat of rain.
- Leave, and let Wet & Forget do the work for you!
- Re-treat once a year, or at the first sign of re-growth.
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