With the change in weather over the last week, it seemed appropriate that I should bring up the subject of the appearance of green mould on decks (both teak and GRP) and on spray hoods, canopies etc. Usually not a problem to the side of the boat that is ‘blessed’ with sunlight, however the opposite side that does not get its fair share that’s another matter as it’s surprising how quickly it can appear.
I was introduced to Wet & Forget by Trevor the boss man at Tip Top Sail Laundry early this year, they had been asked to treat an extremely large sail only 1200 sq mtrs property of Mirabella V. Always on the lookout for something that does what it says and out of curiosity because it does not require any elbow grease I obtained a small quantity and in early March of this year sprayed Wet & Forget on a area of a wood fence/brick wall at the side of our house that rarely sees the sun, six days all the ‘green’ had almost disappeared! My next test was conducted on a road sign which looked as though it hadn’t been cleaned for ten years, three weeks later a marked improvement! Since then we have used it on a couple of boats in the local marina, with excellent results, shame the camera with those images fell overboard, but that’s another story! The beauty of Wet & Forget is that you DON’T need to use any elbow grease nor an aggressive high pressure hose which can cause tremendous damage to wooden decks and fabrics.