Hey all, I am trying to make an chemical “cheat sheet” that I and my first employee (when that day come) can use when preparing for jobs. I’d like to organize it for example like
-Chemical Name (example EBC or F13)
-Materials and stains to use on (like “best on aluminum” or “exhaust smoke stain”)
-Materials to keep it away from. (like “may etch glass”)
-General go-to mixture. (mix 50/50 and add 3oz soap for 5 gallons)
-Special notes (like "pre soak, let sit for 15 minutes before rinsing)
I’m super new to the chemistry part of all this and have read a lot of info on products people use (lots of contradicting info as well)
If I can get enough solid information, it’d be awesome if I could make an excel spreadsheet of the most common power washing chemicals and post it here for any newcomers looking for advice.
or maybe some of you know a place where all of this info already exists in one place?
There is no cheat sheet but if someone sent you one, would you completely trust it? Don’t trust or believe everything you read. This forum is a goldmine of good information and the more you read, the more you’ll find out who’s opinion and advice you can trust. I suggest investing a lot more time in reading the forum and learn from hands on experience. As time goes on you will find yourself able to make yourself and your employee a “cheat sheet” if you find it necessary.
I do something like the OP is suggesting but I include who/where the advice came from. This kind of thing isn’t necessarily a definitive guide. It’s a starting point or mental kick in the pants. At least that’s how I use it.
That’s not a bad idea. I’d happily add links to where I got the info. Also, to Max1, I am hoping that after spending the time making the cheat sheet, I will know enough and would have had enough time using some of them to not need the cheat sheet. But I know I would have definitely liked having a good base to start at when I first started. I’m sure other newbies would feel the same