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Painting Fence Best product to kill Algae?

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by bettz, 5 Apr 2020.

  1. bettz

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    Thought it was time to paint the fence as im getting through jobs quite quick whilst im in lockdown :D

    Got some Cuprinol Ducksback in Silver Copse as our fence doesnt get any sun in the summer its got alot of algae on it what product would be best?

    I've seen bleach mentioned (not the most wildlife friendly option)

    Also been looking at this stuff from screwfix
    https://www.screwfix.com/p/swarfega...ount+Code&utm_content=TextLink&utm_term=47868

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  2. eddiemcgarrigle

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  3. bettz

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  4. jellybeard999

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    I used watered down bleach and an old paintbrush and painted it onto the fence, then left it a few days. Worked a treat, though I'm not sure it's particularly eco friendly as you say, though I doubt any algae killing chemicals are.
     
  5. sigma

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    The cheapest way is surely to give it a scrub using some elbow grease? Stiff brush and some detergent? Pretty sure that's what I've done in the past.

    Someone mentioned a pressure washer when I searched.
     
  6. Hedge

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    Patio Magic sprayed then left for a few days. That would work.


    Any biocide product I guess.
     
  7. NoobCannon

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    Bleach is perfectly fine to use

    it breaks down in 24-48hours, its used in the aquarium hobby to clean fish tanks :)
     
  8. bettz

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    Thought id try the bleach option put it in my pump sprayer and it seems to have done the job,there's still a few patches so going back over today

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    I did try that but thought there must be an easier way lol
     
  9. Semple

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    Looks good!

    Despite having a south facing garden, our rear fence on the inside bit is always in a shade, so we have lots of moss/algae growing on it. Will give this a go before painting it.
     
  10. sigma

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    Nice work.

    When are you planning to do mine? :p