I was shopping for a brush to was gutters and facia. I read some posts and watched a few videos about different brushes. The one that stands out was a multidirectional brush from Pressuretek. People like it because it gets into tight corners. Some people were wrapping the brush with a microfiber cloth to wipe gutters. While researching that I came across the GutterSmop. Its a brush/mop specifically for doing gutters. They even have their own gutter cleaner. The GutterSmop is made out of microfiber instead of bristles. I’m anxious to give it a try and see how it works.
I used this brush for a few years when I did gutter whitening. It worked great. I haven’t touched that brush in a few years now…hopefully you’ll learn at some point and never touch your brush again.
Yeah, that’s the multidirectional brush I was talking about. I’ve heard the horror stories about the aluminum gutters. I do handyman work as well and the customers will know ahead of time that repainting the gutters may be necessary and will be billed accordingly. If it doesn’t work then I won’t offer that service anymore.
I just tell my customers ahead of time the ‘tiger stripes’ won’t come off without also taking the paint off, and they are suddenly fine with that.
GUYS PLEASE READ THIS: it is 100% possible to do gutter whitening without harming the paint, you just need the right product. You need to look at a degreaser that is d-limonene based. Our local Landa dealer has a product they call 409, or you can order something online (www.absolutechemical.com sells something). They don’t advertise the 409 stuff for gutter whitening, but it is amazing. It’s expensive but you only need about a cup of product to do all of the gutters on a large house, and we make a few thousand dollars off of a 5 gallon bucket. No need to dilute and it won’t melt the skin off your hands like some of the other products.
Are you getting it from Diego?
Yessir! It’s about $100 for 5 gallons.
I used viper venom for about 10 years until I learned there is more money to be made not scrubbing gutters
I used that junk once. Had to repaint someones gutters so I did a bunch of research so I didn’t need to do that again, lol.
Probably because it would be trademark infringement.
I don’t think there is a trademark for “Gutter Whitening”, plenty of other products use that term. The Landa product is an “environmentally safe” citrus based degreaser. I think most pressure washers are using it for the services we need degreasers for and aren’t thinking about gutter whitening.