Anyone used JOMAX cleaner for siding?

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  1. Rita

    Rita margarita brocolia

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    We are thinking of trying the JOMAX cleaner on our siding in the hopes that if it worked we might get by without having to power wash for a while.

    Has anybody used it or have any suggestions or opinions?

    Hutch - are you out there? You suggested we use Rid O Rust for the stain on our fence. Great stuff and so easy to use! Thanks for the recommendation.

    Rita
     
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    I think the pros use it.
     
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    Rita margarita brocolia

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    Good to hear! It sure would save us time and money if it works. Thanks!
     
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    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    I know many builders use it to clean mold on the inside of the houses before hanging drywall.
     
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    seagrovelover little sugar

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    never heard of it, we always powerwash.....let us know how it comes out. :D
     
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    Hi Rita- I have not used JOMAX. I use Clear Stuff to wash our stucco house
    along with a pressure washer. You can buy Clear Stuff at ACE Hardware.
    Be sure to test an area before using these products.

    If you have water stains on glass shower doors use CLR and then clean with
    white vinegar. Works Great for removing tough stains.

    hutch
     
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    I have used it in the past mixed with bleach. I handyman working on my neighbor's home turned me on to it. I did not live in the house very long after applying it but he was sold on it.
     
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    Don't mix your chemicals. :blink:
     
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    When I wash our white painted wood porch railings, I use bleach and water. I spray it on with a spray bottle and then hose it off with a regular hose. It takes off all the dark mold. I have to do it about every 4-6 months at least. Looks great afterwards.

    If we have a small cottage (just one story and not too high) what's the advantage of using a power washer? Would a regular hose wash the house down fine?
     
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    Instructions are to use a ratio of JOMAX:Bleach:Water (It is supposedly acetic acid and surfactants.) Some say it makes the bleach more effective and reduces alkalinity of bleach so as to not damage plants,etc.

    Curious as to how well it works.
     
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    Here's the recipe our painter gave us: (1pt JOMAX & 1 qt. Clorox in 2 gal. water). Spray it on with a garden sprayer, let it sit awhile, and hose it off. He does not recommend frequent power washings as he believes that shortens the life of the paint.
     
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    Especially, Bleach and Ammonia. It will make you only :puke:if you are lucky. The gas created by mixing these two can kill you. (insert dead smilie here.)
     
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    I think that is the way that we used it. The bleach takes away any mildew already there and the jomax keeps it from returning. It sounded logical.
     
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    Maybe the Jomax will enable me to bleach the porches less often. I did it in May and there was a lot of mold in July and August already.

    Also, we have hardiplank. Are there any special instructions for cleaning hardiplank (what to use and not use).

    I'm very happy someone says powerwashing isn't necessary because it's much easier to use a hose (we're only one story so we don't have to have the power to reach second stories or higher).
     
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    Thanks everyone for all the input. We'll let you know how it works for us.
     
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    I have used Jomax on my home. I followed the instructions on the bottle and it worked great. Spray it on, wait couple of minutes, spray it off. I got some (not on purpose) on some bushes up against the house and it didn't affect them at all. Of course I sprayed the bushes down with water real well after spraying the walls down. I didn't scrub once, I don't think there is anything easier to clean siding. I have vinyl siding and have heard that using pressure washer is not good b/c the water will get up under the siding when spraying upwards at the high points. Jomax just washes off with a hose.
     
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    FYI: it took less than an hour to clean the entire siding on my house. (One story, 3 bdrm, 2 bth + 2 car garage)
     
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    Where do you buy the JOMAX?
     
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    :clap_1: Thank you so much! We were planning to use scaffolding if pressure washing because of the potential of water getting under siding.
    This stuff is sounding better all the time!

    KD - Home Depot and I'm sure other places. Container for less than 20 bucks should do our 2-story and garage. Heck, if not we'll spring for another bottle! :rolling:
     
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  20. Smiling JOe

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    Check Franks Hardware in Mystic Porte, north of Grayton, before driving into Destin. Frank's has most everything and they are reasonably priced, local too!
     

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