Vines on stucco

814jeffw

Active member
Multiple applications of 12.5% and some really sticky soap,..and it will soften to a point it "should" be able to be removed. This is the best thing I've found,..still a PITA.

Jeff
 

Zap It Wash

New member
That's a good idea Jeff. I've never tried to remove any. Crazy how many estimates I've done where customers assume pressure washing will take the vines right off.
 

flanbo

New member
Catch 22 you can remove them and it looks great or it can cause surface damage. A signed damage waiver may save you agony
 

WASH-IT H.B.

New member
I can't understand people that let that stuff grow on their house.
I just tell them straight up that the soft wash process will not remove the suckers left behind from the creeper.
 
That would take some consulting with the client and decide with they want. I would personally suggest to the client to remove the vines as they could potentiality case damage to the siding, and invite bugs and pest up the side of the house. I would pass along my concerns to the client and proceed accordingly.
 

814jeffw

Active member
The vines are easy to remove,.it's the little suckers left behind that need dissolved or degraded away.

I tell people the same thing about them,..if I can get them I will,..but no guarantees.

I do my best with the 12.5%,..I pefer to take the time and keep applications going through the job,..it gets personnal,Ha,Ha...

Jeff
 

Doug Rucker

Roundtable Host 2009
I explain to the customer that they will need to be removed if and when they decide to paint the house and that the painter should remove them and be responsible for the prepping of the surface for paint. I also let them know verbally and in writing that we are not responsible for any damage they may have caused and that show's up after the cleaning.

And i agree with Jeff, its the little feet that are always the problems....
 

clean2be

New member
If you're able to, the multiple application of wash mix will cause the little "suckers" to degrade over time however, the customer should be informed before the work begins so they know what to expect once the job is finished.

I hate vines too and agree, they shouldn't be allowed to grow on the siding in the first place.

Mike
 
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