For the most gentle possible wash in the quickest possible time, we recommend lathering the surface before washing with a suitable soap. Preferably after a rainy period so that surface dirt has already dissolved.
When washing dry areas such as the wooden terrace on a sunny day, an alternative could be to lightly coat the surface with water a few hours in advance. When you lather an area before washing, you are better preparing the surface washing so that the soap works better and has the opportunity to work for longer before it drains. The active substances in the soap often obtain an enhanced effect from the fact that a layer of a small bubbles lies against the surface being washed.
In principle, you can use any type of soap, the difference is that some foam up only a little, while other agents foam a lot. We recommend that you choose the most environmentally friendly option.
The advantages of foaming:
- Visually satisfying.
- No-contact washing.
- Very effective use of soap.
- Easy to see which areas are coated.
- Increases the working time between soap and the surface to be cleaned.
Different machines and equipment packages are supplied with different foam cannons, and retailers themselves choose which type they sell in bulk, often geared towards their particular clients. If you have one that looks like this, you are the lucky owner of a foam cannon that has greater mixing possibilities, and thus it is well suited both for car washing and for house and garden tasks.
It can mix from 0 to 20% soap, and on a full mix you can apply, among other things, green remover, while 2 to 5% is typically well suited for car and boat washing.
If you have a brand new machine, the possibilities are there that you have received this type:
Then you have a newer type that is less universal in relation to mixing ratios. It mixes as most foam cannons do, from 0 to 6-7% (depending on the soap) but it foams incredibly well, it throws the foam further if you are going to cover a roof or a house wall, and it comes with a beaker instead of a bottle, so that you can more easily mix soap and top up without spilling. Of course, there is also the possibility to directly attach bottles of soap to the cannon.
There are also opportunities to buy loose cups and lids.
By the way, did you know that the foam cannon mixes different agents differently, because the thickness of the soap determines the amount? You can use both concentrate and partially diluted soap, depending on how you are using your cannon.