Spray and Forget offers a 100% money back, satisfaction guarantee that their products will work as expected for the majority of situations. The company’s products include larger size concentrates meant to be diluted and used on a number of outdoor surfaces and materials including roofing, patios and decks and landscaping walls, stones and walkways to name a few. Other products include smaller spray bottle formulas for both indoor and outdoor applications. Most of the products can be used on an extensive list of materials such as stucco, metal, stone and concrete, plastics and fiberglass.
The products are all designed to be safer for the environment including surrounding plants and should be safe for pets once the first application has dried.
Spray and Forget does not contain bleach,lye, phosphates or any type of heavy metals. It is simple to use. As the name implies, you spray it on the surface and then you leave it alone. No rinsing is needed. For surfaces with heavy coatings of moss and other plant based materials, it works best if you brush the surface first and then make your initial application. The amount of time it takes to see progress depends on the type of material, the type of the stain being treated and the amount of rain that has occurred in the time since the first application. Second and even third applications may be necessary for some stains. Green stains on most surfaces should see improvement or may be completely gone in 1-3 days while black stains on surfaces other than a roof should be resolved in 1-6 weeks with a second application recommended at week 3. On the roof, the stains may take longer to be removed.
In the following reviews, each formula will be described based on what it was meant to do first and foremost. For instance, if “roof” is the first word used in the label it was obviously meant to be used as a roof cleaner so reviews will be based on the performance of cleaning a roof. All relevant information will be included such as the size of the bottle, how many square feet it is expected to clean and any precautions that should be taken while using it.
Review of Spray and Forget Revolutionary Roof Cleaning Concentrate, Outdoor Cleaner and Mold and Mildew Remover
This 1 gallon bottle of concentrated roof cleaner will make up to 10 gallons depending on the application method and mixing ratio. For initial applications on average roof stains, the recommended rate is 5 parts water to 1 part concentrate. For maintenance purposes the ratio should be 9 parts water to 1 part concentrate. The full bottle is estimated to clean roughly 2000 square feet.
From an Economical Viewpoint
The 1 gallon bottle will cost between $50 and $60 depending on where you buy it, shipping and handling if ordering online and other factors. Mixed as directed the concentrate should make around 10 gallons of formula coming to a cost of around $5-6 per use.
Spraying and Other Application Tips
Application should be with a garden type, pump sprayer and not a garden hose attachment. Hose attachments dilute the formula incorrectly and will reduce the effectiveness of this roof cleaner. Protect plants and grass directly under the roof line with plastic or sheeting and be aware of any surfaces that might be damaged.
With high-pitched or steep-sloped roofs it is important to use all necessary safety precautions especially when applying to moss based stains. If in doubt, hire a professional to make the application for you.
Safety Equipment Needed
Although the Spray and Forget Revolutionary Roof Cleaner is non-corrosive and eco friendly, it could still cause potential damage to very delicate plants. People who have lower tolerance for fumes as well as people who have breathing difficulties of any kind should use protective gear including face masks and gloves before applying this product. Eye protection such as goggles is also a good idea.
Since this is a product that is used on the roof, it is important to exercise great caution and common sense when walking on the roof or climbing on a ladder. Never use furniture or other items to gain access to the roof and never attempt to use a product on a steep roof if you are unfamiliar with walking on them. This product will make the roof very slick and could lead to a fall.
Is this a recommended product?
Like any other stain removing product, Spray and Forget Revolutionary Roof Cleaner is not going to work for every stain, every time. This is a product that is not designed to give immediate results but rather, gradual results that are seen over time. There are a number of factors that could impact how well it works and how quickly. That being said, it does work for the majority of the stains when used as directed. The cost per application is far less than you would spend on hiring a professional who would use potentially hazardous products. Best of all, the company does offer a full money back guarantee and they are very responsive to questions, concerns and complaints.
Review of Spray and Forget, House and Deck Cleaner Concentrate, Outdoor Cleaner for Mold and Mildew
This formula can be used on all outdoor surfaces including patios and decks, walkways and the outside surface of the house itself. It is safe for all materials including brick, stone, concrete, stucco, wood siding and more.
Easy to Use
The Spray and Forget House and Deck Cleaner Concentrate is designed to work with moisture, usually from recent rainfall. Simply spray the mixed formula on to the surface to be cleaned and then walk away. Brush away plant growths for best results especially on horizontal surfaces. It will remove stains caused by algae, moss, lichen, mold and mildew.
This formula should be used with a basic garden pump sprayer. It is not designed to be used with a garden hose type sprayer as it will be too diluted.
Economical to Use
Each 1 gallon bottle of this House and Deck Cleaner Concentrate will make up to 5 gallons of ready to use formula when mixed as directed. Mixing ratio is 5:1 for an initial application and 9:1 for follow up applications and to maintain your results.
At proper mixing, 1 gallon will make up to 5 gallons of formula for coverage of up to 1000 square feet.
The precautions you take will depend on a number of factors including your sensitivity to chemicals and fumes as well as the environment that you are protecting. This product should not be used within 1000 feet of swimming pools, natural water sources or allowed to run directly into storm drains. Some delicate plants as well as new growth grass or recently planted trees should be protected from run off during application. Pets and children should be kept from the area until the initial application has dried.
If you have concerns about this formula on a particular material, test a small spot for several days to see if there are any adverse reactions before proceeding with a full treatment.
Is this a recommended product?
As with the other Spray and Forget products, this House and Deck Cleaner Concentrate may not work for every stain, on every material for every person. Negative reviews often portray this as an “ineffective” formula but then reveal that the person expected nearly instantaneous results. That is not going to happen with this or any of the other Spray and Forget products which is something the company explains in every single product description and label. It is easy to use and economical to use at between $6-7 dollars per use. There is also a 100% money back guarantee that the company stands behind. Customer service is very responsive to complaints and offers suggestions to get better results.
Review of Spray and Forget SFESQ01 32 Ounce Spray Trigger Bottle, Outdoor Cleaner
This is the new and updated version of this particular cleaner. The older version is still available from a number of sellers. This outdoor cleaner can be used for all of your smaller jobs in the yard including cleaning flower pots, patio furniture and smaller stains on the driveway, walkway or patio.
Easy to Use
This outdoor cleaner is already mixed and ready to go, just spray on and then walk away. Rinsing is not necessary. Test a small area on your patio furniture cushions before applying a full treatment. While it should be safe to use on every outdoor surface, make sure that very delicate materials are given the same spot test so that you do not damage anything. This bottle will treat roughly 200 square feet.
Protect from Over Spray
In areas where you cannot move the object being cleaned, protect surrounding plants and other materials from over spray with a drop cloth or sheeting. Do not use near children or pets. Gloves and masks are not necessary, however some people may feel more comfortable using them especially if they are prone to breathing issues.
Pets and children should be kept away from the treated surface until the application has dried. Spray and Forget Outdoor Cleaner should not be used on surfaces that are designed for eating or food preparation.
Is this a recommended product?
For smaller jobs, especially jobs that you don’t want to mix up a whole gallon of concentrated formula for, this is a good choice. It is already mixed and comes in its own spray trigger bottle. This is not a quick fix product and should not be used by anyone who is not prepared to wait for the results they desire.
Spray and Forget is designed to be used on green and black stains whether they are old or new. It can be used on virtually any outdoor surface but should not be used for indoor cleaning. (The company has products for indoor use.) None of the formulas use bleach, lye or phosphates and are meant to be safer for the environment than commercial formulas.
One of the key benefits of these formulas is the ease of use. There is no need to scrub or spend hours rinsing. You simply spray the stained area and then you forget about it. Rain fall in the coming days and weeks will activate the formula and wash it and the stain away over time. Not every stain is going to be removed completely in one application. Some, especially those in protected areas with little exposure to sunlight may take several applications to get adequate results. Areas with heavy vegetation like moss or lichen may benefit from having the majority of this material scraped away so that the roots and under layers can get more heavily saturated. If you choose not to remove the growth simply make sure that the plants are getting soaked pretty well. The roots will die and pull away and then the formula will start working on breaking down the surface of the underlying stain itself.
Another benefit is the economy of the products. The larger, 1 gallon sized bottles are meant to be mixed with water, typically at a 5:1 ratio for the first application. Depending on where it is purchased, the cost per application could be as little as $5 when mixed and used as directed. Read the label to find the estimated square footage that each formula will clean to help you make a final decision on which is best for the job you are doing. The roof cleaner can be used for other surfaces, for instance and has a better square footage rate.
Some people find that the waiting period is too long for them. On average, green stains should start to show improvement in 3 days, black stains on surfaces other than roofs could be as long as 6 weeks with black stains on roofs taking slightly longer. It is important to remember that dry conditions can impact the effectiveness of this product. In areas where it is dry and hot, the stains may need to be wet down every week to help the product out. Other factors such as too much rain and a compound stain may also make the formula work more slowly or may prevent it from working at all.
Customer service is one of the biggest and most important benefits. Not only can they give you tips to get better results and answer any questions you might have, they are the ones that will help you get started on a refund if you simply give up and decide that this is not the product for you. Every Spray and Forget formula is backed by a 100% money back guarantee so it you are not happy, you are not out a dime.