Rated 3.3 out of 5Â by 10
Rated 1 out of 5Â by morganc14 Buyer Beware-Product will strip the paint off your home!!!
I have been using pressure washers for over 20 years, with and without solutions.
I purchased this product about two months ago. I followed the prescribed directions for diluting and applying. I pressured washed the exterior of my hard-coat stucco home and it left incredibly obvious streaks down every surface that I pressure-washed until they were dry and I noticed it.
I contacted the company and after 2 months of back and forth between myself, their customer service, their internal P&L Claims Administrator, and a 3rd party claims adjuster (Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.), they have determined that their product could not have caused this type of issue.
I have never seen such poor customer service and lock of caring for something that clearly was a direct result of the product application. The customer service rep kept saying, "Did you apply this in direct sunlight?" What?
Buyer beware, this will ruin the paint on your house. This is worse than straight bleach even diluted in directed proportions.
I have more photos if anyone is interested,
June 19, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Dougsc White Stains
Just used the ZEP power washing solution in my pressure washer to clean the vinyl siding, fascia and soffits on my house. I did the front and one side with solution and when I went back to rinse, I noticed a white film all over the ground, plants and the windows. I had to take a brush and scrub the siding and windex all the windows. What I could reach of the film came off fairly easily but whats up with that? Not a happy camper. This was on the side of the house facing the sun so the solution was drying very quickly and I only did the front and side of the house before rinsing. Don't know if the film was from the solution or it was the vinyl melting? It also wasn't doing a good job removing the black mold from the trim. I used up almost the entire gallon going back over and over some locations. It would have taken at least 2 gallons to do my entire one story house.
October 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JimmyDIY Great all purpose pressure washing concentrate
I picked up a 1.35 gallon bottle of Zep All Purpose Pressure Washing Concentrate from Home Depot a few weeks ago. I chose this particular mixture due to it being All Purpose, as opposed to the more specific mixtures Zep offers. This turned out to be just what I needed. Thanks in part to Zep, I was able to make short work out of cleaning my sidewalks, driveway, house brick and stucco, patio furniture, patio and dog house.
I found the best results when I presoaked the surface I was washing with water first. Then I would spray on the soap mixture and allow a minute or two for the Zep soap to work it's magic. I would hit the surface with a powerful spray with the soap still on, then I would rinse with water. Between the high pressure and the Zep soap, I ended up with some very clean, like new surfaces.
I was unable to totally clean a spot of oil on my driveway but I plan to purchase the specially formulated Zep product for this application.
Word of caution, this product is only intended for pressure washer models with a down-stream chemical injector. I've attached a picture of the back of the bottle so you can be sure it works with you pressure washer before you buy the wrong product.
This is my first experience using Zep products but because of the great first impression, I plan to try out a few more in the future.
April 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by guest Worked on My Siding
I used it with pressure washer and let sit for 4-5 minutes and broke free most of the green on the house. Will use again if needed.
May 21, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by BAHound Not the best product
I picked the "All-in-One" cleaner because it seemed the safest to use with my Veranda (composite) decking. Hard to imagine that HD sells millions of board-feet of Veranda decking but doesn't seem to sell a pressure washer solution optimized for composite decking. The "Wood Deck and Fence" solution doesn't explicitly say "not for composite decking" but it does say "Not for use on: acid sensitive surfaces". I decided not to blow $10 on a gallon of solution I might figure out is the wrong stuff and went with with the AIO instead. My pw, also purchased at HD is not a "down-stream" soap type so I don't know if I'm causing it to underperform, but it does. I've had to use it at 3x the recommended concentration in order to make a dent in the green algae and black mold left on my deck after the winter. I suspect there is a better solution I could be using, but it wasn't on display at my store. Advice: Let it soak as long as you can without letting it dry out, be prepared to have to work the gun slowly over the surfaces you are cleaning and potentially have to give it two treatments.
Advice to ZEP: If you product is safe for composite decking say so. If it isn't or might not be, be clear with your warning. Consumers are looking for the words "composite decking" when browsing the labels.
May 25, 2014