How To Remove Lichen off Your Concrete the Easy Way
Use either 'Wet & Forget' or 'Rapid Application'
- Spot spray the lichen.
- Leave for 15-20 mins.
- Then respray the lichen (while it is still damp) and the entire contaminated area to ensure the lichen absorbs the Wet & Forget or Rapid Application thoroughly.
- The first application is to dissolve the waxy surface. The 2nd spray will then penetrate into the roots and give you a much quicker result.
- The clean up won't happen overnight. As it dies off and the lichen starts to break down, the natural weathering process will gently remove it bit by bit.
Mother Nature at its best!
How To Prevent Lichen from Growing Back: It's all about Maintenance!
Naturally, if there was some way of preventing the airborne lichen spores reaching the surface in the first place, that would save all the bothersome effort involved in cleaning. Luckily, there are two very effective strategies that can keep the lichen off any surface.
No matter how good any of these surfaces might be initially, and no matter how much was spent on quality materials, all exterior surfaces require some basic maintenance to keep them looking their best. Those who believe in the promise of 'maintenance-free' exteriors are dreamers. Maintenance keeps concrete, roofing, wood, decking etc in prime condition: The converse is true – a lack of maintenance allows these same surfaces to deteriorate.
Use Wet & Forget or Rapid Application as part of your annual cleaning programme as it will keep lichen at bay if used regularly.