STEP 1 PREPARE
It is important for the user to determine the suitability of CUTEK® Quickclean for its intended application. ALWAYS test product on a small test area, referring to the dilution guidelines, before making a full mixture and applying to any large sections. As the substrates and conditions can vary significantly, testing will enable you to accurately estimate the dilution ratio, working time, and amount of CUTEK® Quickclean required to complete your project. It will also enable you to perfect the cleaning technique that works best for your situation.
Safety and Precautions:
Before you begin to Prepare and Protect your wood, note the hazards and precautions and ensure that you have obtained and know how to use the correct safety equipment.
When using CUTEK® Quickclean all adjacent surfaces and vegetation must be adequately protected. It is also important to be aware of the potential for damaging wind drift into areas with cars or pedestrian traffic when rinsing. Water flush all equipment, vegetation, paths, concrete, asphalt and other adjacent surfaces before and after contact.
Dilution and Coverage:
|Remove grease, oil, dirt & grime from wood structures and composite decking
1 part CUTEK® Quickclean to every 8 parts water
|17 L / 4.5 US gal
|Plastic / PVC / ceramic tiles / canvas / metal
1 part CUTEK® Quickclean to every 50 parts water
|95.4 L / 25.5 US gal.
IMPORTANT: These figures represent typical averages for common substrates and are to be used as a guideline only
CUTEK® Quickclean is a powerful general-purpose outdoor cleaner that should be diluted. Dilution and coverage can vary depending on the type of surface being cleaned and the build-up of dirt/grease on the substrate. Always test prior to making a full mixture to determine if dilution being used is effective in cleaning on your specific surface.
Dilute the CUTEK® Quickclean concentrate with water as required and complete a test patch to ensure that the dilution being used is effective in cleaning.
Wet your substrate with water prior to applying CUTEK® Quickclean. Apply diluted CUTEK® Quickclean liberally with a brush, roller, broom or low-pressure garden sprayer. Let CUTEK® Quickclean do the work by leaving it on the surface for 5 to 15 minutes depending on the severity of dirt/soiling/grease. It may be necessary to scrub stubborn stains moderately with a stiff fibre brush.
Once CUTEK® Quickclean has cleaned the substrate, it must be water rinsed off thoroughly. For best results, rinse using a pressure washer set to approximately 50 bar (750 p.s.i.) with a fan jet pattern.
CAUTION must be used to avoid damage to the wood fibre and ‘furring up’. Adjust your cleaning process by reducing the pressure or your operating distance from the wood. DO NOT use “turbojets” on wood.
Rinse from the highest point and work down methodically using long even strokes in the direction of the grain.
Where pressure washing is not practical, rinse off with clean water from a bucket or a garden hose using a light scrubbing action with a stiff brush.
Equipment may be cleaned with water. Ensure wash water is disposed in accordance with local regulations.