Pre-rinsing siding before SH?

I searched, I swear :slight_smile: I have seen some people pre-wet with straight water on siding and brick before applying SH. Joe Deery started doing this in some videos and then seems to have stopped.

Is the general rule to pre-wet then SH or SH onto dry siding and brick?

When it’s 90+ outside I’ll wet down the siding before applying soap.

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I rinse all windows and plants first.

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Only if it’s extremely hot or you’re on the sunny side and it’s pretty hot. Plus if it’s windy, which dries your mix real quick, sometimes I’ll pre-wet.

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I’ve found success in wetting areas that are in sun that could be damaged such as aluminum frames and tinted double glazed windows.
I try to work where the sun will be next and work away from it but not always possible

Pre wetting is like a dog walking in circles before lying down. It doesn’t help him sleep better but he thinks it does

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Dogs walk in circles as a safety measure, so…

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Don’t throw science into my homily

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