Clearing Moss & Lichen from Patio and Paved Areas

Clearing Moss & Lichen from Patio and Paved Areas

Moss Killers - Cleaning a patio and other paved areas

Paved areas are especially susceptible to the growth of moss, algae and lichen as many areas can fall into shade during the winter months therefore staying damp and becoming the perfect growing area.  There are a number of ways to treat these areas depending upon the way that you wish to work, the tools at your disposal and how much work you wish to do. However, as with many other of our processes the work should be relatively light all you really need to do is to allow the products to do their job.

PREPARATION - BRUSH THE SURFACE
Before you do any treatments you should brush the area, preferably with a good stiff brush, to remove as much dirt and loose growth as possible.

TREATMENT
This is where the choices start:

Option 1
Spray the area with RAPID MOSS & ALGAE KILLER - Batiface. This kills the growth on contact and should be left on the surface for between 30-60 minutes. After which the area should be washed with either a hosepipe and brush or, ideally, a SMALL pressure washer. The pressure washer not only rinses the product but also removes the dead growth from the surface. This method is especially effective when surfaces become slippery during the winter months as the Batiface gets deep into the surface to ensure all of the growth is dead and can be rinsed.

If you have York Stone or another similar surface then you may have black lichen on the surface.  This is commonly known as 'black spot' and whilst the killing of such growth is not too difficult the removal of the black 'staining' can be hard so instead of using the Batiface we recommend using HIGH POWER SURFACE CLEANER - BATIFORT.  This should be sprayed on to the surface, allowed to act for 15-20 minutes before being rinsed.

Once the area has been cleaned, and is dry, we advice the application of CONCENTRATED MOSS & ALGAE KILLER - Batimoss CR. As it is impossible to remove all of the spores (you can't see them!) this will kill them and stays on the surface to inhibit re-growth.

If this is not applied then you will still have a nice, clean surface but it will have no protection against the new spores that will start falling upon the area the moment you finish cleaning.

Option 2
Spray the area with CONCENTRATED MOSS & ALGAE KILLER - Batimoss CR. Batimoss CR will kill the growth and spores but is then designed to be left upon the surface where it can inhibit re-growth. Batimoss CR should only be sprayed on to a DRY surface.


FUTURE
You should always try and keep the area clean and remove leaves and anything that causes shade across the area especially during the winter months. Brushing the surface occasionally will help and does take too much effort. 

In addition to this you can do the following:

1. Every 10 - 14 months simply brush the surface and, on a dry day, apply a new coat of CONCENTRATED MOSS & ALGAE KILLER - Batimoss CR or just wait until the first signs of new growth appear.

2. Once the area has been cleaned and the original coat of CONCENTRATED MOSS & ALGAE KILLER - Batimoss CR has dried, you can seal the area. This protects the surface from the worst effects of the weather, dirt, oil staining (engines & BBQ!) and general wear & tear. It will also keep the growth of fresh moss & algae at bay for up to 10-years.

 

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Baticlean CR - per litre

Concentrated moss killer for use on all surface types. Kill moss and inhibit re-growth with one product.

Formerly know as 'Batimoss'

 

£7.95
Batiface per-litre

Rapid acting moss killer - BATIFACE

£7.95
Batifort 5-kg

Black spot removal - BATIFORT 5kg will cover 25 - 50m2 depending upon surface type

£27.55
Yard Broom
This Yard Broom is a fine example of quality traditional brushware.  The solid wood stock is..
£8.50
Batifort 10kg

Black spot lichen removal - BATIFORT 10-kg coverage 50-100m2

£52.00
Compression Sprayer - 5-litres

Compression sprayer supplied with carry strap, application lance, 2 x lance extensions, 2 x hoses and 3 x nozzles.

£29.99
Compression Sprayer - 8-litre

Compression Sprayer Range - 8 litre compression sprayer

£32.50
Compression Sprayer - 1-litre

Small Compression Sprayer - 1-litre sprayer

£14.75
Sprayer Extension Lance - 3.2-meters

3 piece telescopic lance extension with 3.2-meter reach. Can be used with all types of knapsack, backpack and compression sprayers.

 

£34.50

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