FIVE TIPS TO REMOVE GREEN DEPOSITS FROM GARDEN TILES

If your beautiful garden tiles are covered with an unsightly layer of green deposit, it stops you enjoying your garden to the full. How can you remove green deposits on tiles? There are actually a number of solutions, so read on below for five environmentally-friendly tips from our specialists on combatting and removing these deposits, as well as some things you should avoid.

1 GREEN SOAP AND BIOTEX

Green soap; spread this eco-friendly remedy from the good old days over the green deposits, then leave to work in overnight. You can fill our GLORIA Prima 5 or Prima 3 pressure sprayer with clean water to wash away the soap and the deposit the next day.

If you have some Biotex left over from the holiday, the natural enzymes in Biotex like to devour the algae that cause green deposits. Simply make a bucket of soapy water, apply to the green deposits, then leave to work in overnight. A CleanMaster sprayer from GLORIA is the perfect tool for spraying the soapy water.

Disadvantages: Watch your feet, because tiles covered with green soap and Biotex are very slippery.

2 VINEGAR, HOUSEHOLD VINEGAR OR CLEANING VINEGAR

Mix one part vinegar with one to two parts water. Apply to the green deposits, and work in well with a broom. Then let it dry completely (sunlight enhances the effect), and do not rinse. Any remaining green spots can be tackled with pure vinegar in a sprayer. Our CleanMaster sprayers from GLORIA are resistant to acetic acid up to 10%. Alternatively, you can convert your GLORIA Prima 5 pressure sprayer with a special EPDM seal.

Disadvantages: Vinegar acidifies the soil under your tiles and kills organisms that are good for your garden, so use it in moderation.
Please remember that most seals in plant sprayers are affected by vinegar, which eventually causes them to leak!

3 JOINT SAND

You can get this from the local hardware store or builder. Scatter the fine sand over the tiles and brush firmly over the green spots. The fine sand works as an abrasive on the green deposits, and the joints between the tiles are immediately filled again. Sweep up any excess sand, and save it for next time.

Disadvantages: You’ll be coming across sand in the house for weeks afterwards.

4 PRESSURE WASHER

A 100-bar sprayer removes green deposits in no time. Using a pressure washer with a paving cleaner, such as our Kränzle cold-water pressure washers with UFO Roundcleaner, will avoid any problems with splashing water. Only use high-pressure sprayers on garden tiles with a hard top layer, such as granite. The surfaces of softer stones become rough, making it even more difficult to remove green deposits. In these cases, turn the working pressure right down. The jet from a pressure washer can be strong enough to cut through timber, so be careful with any wood in your garden! The advantage of this method is that it’s very fast, and only uses water.

Disadvantages: Not recommended on soft types of stone and garden wood.

5 MULTIBRUSH BRUSH

The GLORIA Multibrush is the most eco-friendly way of removing green deposits. This GLORIA invention combines a powerful electric motor with a useful set of interchangeable brushes. It makes short work of removing green deposits on garden tiles, decking, jetties, or other garden timber.

Disadvantages: We were unable to discover any disadvantages.

NEED HELP WITH CHOOSING THE RIGHT TOOLS?

You’ll probably find the tip that works best for you in the list above. If you need help with choosing the right pressure sprayer, hand sprayer, pressure washer or Multibrush, call our specialists on +31 (0)88 130 6030, or send us a question via the online contact form below.

You can also ask at a local GLORIA or Kränzle dealer. To find a local dealer, call us or send a message via the contact form for an answer the next working day.


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