STEP 1 PREPARE
It is important for the user to pre-determine the suitability of CUTEK® Quickclean for its intended application. ALWAYS do a test area prior to applying to any large sections. As surface types and conditions can vary significantly, pre-testing will enable you to accurately estimate the dilution, time and amount of CUTEK® Quickclean required to complete your project, and enable you to perfect the cleaning technique that works best in your situation
Safety and precautions:
Before you begin to Prepare and Protect your timber, note the hazards and precautions on this label and ensure that you have obtained and know how to use the correct safety equipment. CUTEK® Quickclean is a hazardous chemical. It is important to refer to the health and safety considerations listed in the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) prior to commencement of your project.
When using CUTEK® Quickclean all adjacent surfaces and vegetation must be adequately protected. It is also important to be aware of the potential for damaging wind drift into areas with cars or pedestrian traffic when rinsing. Water flush all equipment, vegetation, paths, concrete, asphalt and other adjacent surfaces before and after contact.
How to Apply:
|Remove grease, oil, dirt & grime
1 part CUTEK® Quickclean to every 8 parts water (approx.)
|4-7 sqm/L (diluted)
Important: CUTEK® Quickclean is a powerful general-purpose outdoor cleaner that should be diluted. Dilution and coverage can vary depending on the type of surface being cleaned and the build-up of dirt/grease on the substrate. Always pre-test prior to making a full mixture to determine if dilution being used is effective in cleaning on your specific surface.
Dilute the CUTEK® Quickclean concentrate with water as required and complete a test patch to ensure that the dilution being used is effective in cleaning.
Wet your substrate with water prior to applying CUTEK® Quickclean. Apply diluted CUTEK® Quickclean liberally with a brush, roller, lambswool applicator or broom. Let CUTEK® Quickclean do the work by leaving it on the surface for 5 to 15 minutes depending on the severity of dirt/soiling/grease. It may be necessary to scrub stubborn stains moderately with a stiff fibre brush.
Once CUTEK® Quickclean has cleaned the substrate, it must be water rinsed off thoroughly. For best results, power rinse methodically with a high-pressure washer set to approximately 50 bar (750 p.s.i.) with a fan jet pattern.
CAUTION must be used when power rinsing to avoid damage to the wood fibre and ‘furring up’. Adjust your cleaning process by reducing the pressure or adjusting your operating distance from the substrate to avoid damage.
Clean from the highest point and work down methodically using long even strokes in the direction of the grain. DO NOT use “turbojets” on timber.
For situations where strong water washing is not practical, wash off with clean water from a bucket or a garden hose using a light scrubbing action with a stiff brush.
Equipment may be cleaned with water. Ensure wash water is disposed in accordance with local regulations.