Thursday, August 6, 2015

Scotts Outdoor Cleaner Plus OxiClean

I'm disappointed.  I had high hopes for this cleaner.  I have some mildew on my pool deck and this seemed just perfect for the job.   I followed the instructions on the bottle and mixed up a batch of higher concentrate suggested for tough stains.   It tells you to apply the product and wait a few minutes for it to work, then lightly rinse it.  The instructions tell you that you "may" need to scrub the area treated.   Well, after a light rinse I saw no change.  Then I applied a relatively diligent scrub with a push broom.  The product then produced a dirty foam which I had hoped meant the mildew was coming up off of the concrete.   I lightly sprayed again and did not see any appreciable difference.   After four series of vigorous scrubbing with a push broom, I did a final rinse.   The mildew is still there.  It isn't quite as dark looking but it certainly isn't mildew free.   I wish I would have thought to take before and after photos to show the relatively minor change in appearance.   Actually I could take two photos and say they were before and after since the change was so miniscule that it would prove my point.  

I have concluded that the product did not work for me.  A power washer  probably would make a major difference but then I would be hard pressed to determine if the results are due to the cleaning solution or the power washer.   Maybe this works better with a power washer but with hand scrubbing it was a failure.     

 From the vendor

·                           Fast-Foaming action lifts dirt, and wipes out stains caused by moss, mold,                            mildew, and algae
·                           Safe to use around plants, lawns and fabrics
·                           Can be used with Power Washers
·                           Makes up to 10 Gallons - Covers 1,000 to 2,500 sq ft
·                           Chlorine bleach-free

If reviewing a product, it may have been received free of charge. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

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