30 Seconds Outdoor Cleaner cleans stains from Algae, Mold and Mildew, from virtually anything outdoors. 30 Seconds Outdoor Cleaner can be used on a variety of surfaces; wood decks, concrete driveways, sidewalks, stucco, vinyl siding, brick walls, plastic outdoor furniture you name it. If it's outdoors and dirty from all your humidity and wet weather, 30 Second scan clean it all. Simply spray on and hose off. Itâs clean when you want it clean.
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82%of customersrecommend this product31 of 38reviews
My wife found this on a pop-up camper forum for cleaning canvas and thought I should try on the deck. The dirt/mold DISAPPEARED on the deck in less than 30 seconds. I previously had scrubbed with straight bleach in desperation with only marginal results. We used it on canvas too. Great product. NO scrubbing required. Spray, blink your eyes, wash off. This does contain TSP, so it will dull paint finishes some (perfect for prep of new coat of finish/paint). Picture shows (foreground) scrubbed with bleach, (center) untouched, (distant) 1 minute after applying this product. Wow! Second picture - finished result after rinsing.
When we installed our redwood deck, we treated it with waterseal however after 3-4 years with no subsequent re-treatment, the timber had greyed so we set about refinishing the deck a couple of weeks ago. The first stage involved pressure washing the grey colored deck with water. After this was dry, we then cleaned the deck with 30 Second Concentrate which brightened the wood and helped lift out some of the old waterseal. We decided to go with the 30 Second Concentrate after reading the reviews on Home Depot's website and we weren't disappointed. We diluted the 30 Second Concentrate 50:50 with water and sprayed it on with our deck sprayer and scrubbed it with a long handled nylon kitchen/bathroom brush before rinsing it off with water from the pressure washer. Working in the sun, we worked down the length of the deck planks, treating an area about 24" long and 4-5 deck planks wide at a time. Any more and the concentrate will soak into the deck planks and you'll spend more time respraying the planks to keep them wet as you scrub them. One gallon of concentrate treats about 200 square feet once it is diluted, so we ended up using 1.5 gallons for our 322 square feet deck. The results of the 30 Second Concentrate was a brightening of the deckwood from its pressure washed finish, although it was nowehere near as much of a difference from the first treatment of pressure washing the grey deckwood I was glad we did it as I feel we got the deck wood as clean as we could before re-sealing it. Once this had dried, we applied a coat of Honey Gold tinted waterseal using a pump deck sprayer and a 3" chip brush. We applied the waterseal working down the deck again along the full length of the planks just as we did with the 30 Second Concentrate cleaner. Our deck used less than a gallon of waterseal with the spray and brush method and we were very pleased with the results as it has left our deck looking good as new as can be seen from the before and after pictures. All in all, about a weekend's work.
Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Use
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Redwood deck planks before any treatment
Deck after pressure washing with water
Deck after 30 Second Concentrate - still drying towards front
Hot tub bench after 30 Second Concentrate cleaning
Hot tub bench before cleaning with 30 Second Concentrate
Deck after cleaning and tinted waterseal application - good as new
This stuff lives up to its name. I sprayed it on and then started scrubbing with a brush. DON'T do that. Just spray and let it do its job. It didn't need my help. In a few places I wiped with a rag, but overall, it did 90% of the work. It cleaned two outside resin chaises that had been sitting behind my shed for 3 years. The dirt had seeped into the resin. I thought I would have to throw them out and buy new ones. This stuff made them look like new and I have saved about $200+.
They were supposed to be maintenance free - right! There is a class action law suit against Portico right now I am a part of. I have tried several products and this is the best to get rid of the black mold spots. Keep off your skin, wear old pants and shoe and DO NOT apply on a hot sunny day. Do early or late or when the sun is not on the deck. Mix in sprayer, spray on, give it a minute or so and us a bristle bush with talk handle to scrub in to get best results, then rinse. Do a 24" track as you work back and fourth across the deck. The product works very well AND it will need to be redone again. Nothing will keep the spots from coming back I have found.Very effective product. Wish HD in TN carried it. Only on line.
I used the 30 Seconds cleaner for the first time ever on the north side of my house. It' was quiet mossy. The cleaner was so easy to use and rinsed right off with my garden hose. The vinyl siding looks like new. I can't believe how fast it worked and how little I had to do. All these years I've been scrubing the siding by hand. Going back to The Home Depot today to buy 4 more gallons to do the rest of the house. I would definated recommend this product. WOW!!!
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Review 8 for 1 gal. Outdoor Cleaner Concentrate
from Miami, FL
Waste of Money, Buy Bleach
PostedNovember 27, 2014
No, I do not recommend this product.
This is simply a bleach formula. It smells like bleach and cleans like bleach. I used it to clean outdoor smooth outdoor ceramic tiles and it did no better at all than bleach would have. Also, I had some rust stains and this product did not lift it. My $2.99 gallon of Walmart Degreaser works better than this.
For the same price of this product you can buy three gallons of bleach or degreaser and have better results as far as I am concerned.
Excellent product. We usually pressure wash our stone patio...what a mess. We have tried mixing the bleach with tsp with so,so results. 30 second cleaner works for us. Mind you, our stone gets very moldy because of the many shade trees. We just use a bucket and scrub brush. WOW what a difference.
Pros: Cost Effective, High Quality, Fast Results, Effective
Home Depot came thru on this product. I was unable to get this product from other sources even though it was shown in their catalogs. Used 30 Seconds cleaner to remove moss from the roof of my utility shed. Tried it on my deck and now I have to finish the job. Made more work for myself. Really cleaned off the mildew on the deck and restored the color to the deck flooring (composite material). I will use this product in the future. I give it 5 stars.
I don't understand all the 5-star ratings. I did not find that this product worked well at all, although my concrete was rather "mossy." It did work on very light mold on vinyl siding, but I had to leave it on for about 1/2 hour, and resoak the siding every 10 min. Even then it did not come off with a strong hose spray. The product is a weak bleach solution, so maybe I will use what remains as a preventive later this season. My advice would be to make your own bleach solution, but make it much stronger than the 5% this is (wear only old clothes), or use a power sprayer, which is what I have done in the past and had to do again this year. Karcher is the best - I have borrowed one and bought one - both are excellent.
This product is just an expensive bottle of bleach. $10 for this bottle compared to $4 of bleach at your local grocery/hardware store. The product did remove my green build up on the vinyl siding however left a white chalky residue which is not able to be removed by my power washer. Good thing its on the back of the house. This product did not work at all on my concrete patio. Bummer...totally disappointed.
Pros: Effective, effective on siding but not concrete
Cons: white chalky residue left on siding, doesn't work on concrete
Used it on a wood siding house that had some algae. It was not coming off very easy with the Power Washer. I was amazed how quickly it rinsed the Algae off. I used a $10 deck sprayer and was able to spray to the second floor after adjusting the sprayer nozzle to stream. I watched the algae simply rinse off as I was applying the cleaner. I used it as directed.
Pros: Cost Effective, Easy to Use, Fast Results, Effective
I used this cleaner to get the green and black stuff off my deck, railings and glass and it worked excellant and it takes very little effort. I also used it to clean algae etc. off my concrete sidewalk and it also worked excellant. I am going to buy some more! Highly Recommended due to price, ease of use but mostly because it works.