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Hey guys,

I've seen a lot of recommendations for cleaning wood with sodium percarbonate and oxalic acid. I have decided to give it a try. I don't do a lot of wood, yet. But if I get more comfortable with it, there is a lot of work out there. I talked to my chemical supplier and asked them about these 2 chemicals. Their description for the chemical names makes me wonder if they are the correct ones? The sodium percarbonate is labeled as sodium percarbonate FB 400. Comes in a 50 lb. bag. The oxalic acid is labeled as oxalic acid tech crystal. Comes in a 55 lb. bag. I haven't seen anyone on here use these additional labeling. Are these the ones I should be looking for?

Also, my understanding for using them is to downstream the sodium percarbonate, dwell, brush, then rinse off. Follow with oxalic downstreamed, let dwell and rinse off.

Any advice from you all would be great! I've tried to research through the forums on the chemicals and haven't had any luck. Thanks.

Ryan

 



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Hey Ryan, Yep that's the stuff. If they have Sodium Metasilicate grab some of that also. It is a great surfactant with Percarbonate.



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Thanks David! Got them ordered.



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You can't downstream Percarbonate. It won't be strong enough. You need a designated pump or a pump up.



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Thanks to David (Pinky) I learned how to clean wood. I built this simple 5 gallon applicator. Simple and easy.



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Thanks Brett! That is a pretty clever idea.



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For 15 years I had the pump & motorcycle battery bolted down inside the bottom of a plastic tool box The battery wasn't bolted down. I wedged a piece of wood and ran a couple screws into the wood to hold it in place. Drilled a hole on both sides of tool box, 1 for the intake and 1 for the out. Used 100' air hose for the out (cut it to 70' which was long enough for most decks.) & used 5' for the intake. Attach anything heavy to the end of the intake to keep it on the bottom of the bucket. You can put a quick connect on the end and attach your pressure wash gun to apply chemicals then remove the gun & attach it to your pressure washer hose. Or you can use what ever spray wand turns you on. You wind up the hose and attach it to the handle of the tool box with a Velcro strap. Carry it in one hand and a 5 gallon bucket of your mix in the other and you are making money! Mix the oxalic acid and stir it. It will dissolve. Most people think you have to use warm water to get the Oxalic to dissolve but that isn't true. Just stir it and it dissolves pretty quick. I don't know why this myth is out there unless they are getting some shitty Oxalic.



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I don't clean alot of wood and I think it is and area that I need to look closer at.

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Brian C Jackson wrote:

I don't clean alot of wood and I think it is and area that I need to look closer at.


 Brian, 

Prior to the 2017 deck cleaning was not  even close to my favorite work. Most times I would turn it down. After talking with Brett it is something we do all the time now.

Hank



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waxman18324 wrote:
Brian C Jackson wrote:

I don't clean alot of wood and I think it is and area that I need to look closer at.


 Brian, 

Prior to the 2017 deck cleaning was not  even close to my favorite work. Most times I would turn it down. After talking with Brett it is something we do all the time now.

Hank


 That's great info Hank. I've been doudo the same thing. I get so busy with Roofs and Houses I don't make the time for the decks. 



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The problem I have with the percarbonate, especially, is that it doesn't dissolve and clogs my sprayer. I usually fill a 5 gallon bucket with hot water when I leave the house (none on the truck) and mix it when I get to the job. I haven't used oxalic much, but get good results with the percarbonte.

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Here's the results using sod. percarbonate and oxalic acid. I'm pretty happy with them. Thank you all for your advice.



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Looks great.

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Looks great.
Are you planning on staining it?
If not it'll prob re-"grey" within a few months (or even weeks) from the UV rays.
A high iron oxide xontent stain will protect the longest.

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Looks great.
Are you planning on staining it?
If not it'll prob re-"grey" within a few months (or even weeks) from the UV rays.
A high iron oxide xontent stain will protect the longest.

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That looks awesome



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Thanks guys, the customer was going to seal it with a natural color sealer themselves. I haven't seen yet if they got around to it or not.



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That looks perfect! Now they need to cover it with a ghastly orange solid stain and they will be set...lol

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