February 18, 2019

Visit Saint-Gobain Weber on YouTube and discover how to remove algae growth on buildings

Before and After using weber CL150

Saint-Gobain Weber takes training seriously. A team of technical advisors is available to support and advise on the specification of their innovative, market-leading materials. Advice and tutorials can be found online, and Weber also offer help over the phone.

“In addition to the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy here in Bedfordshire, one of several across the country,” says Rob Speke, training academy manager, Saint-Gobain Weber, “we now have a wide inventory of How To videos posted on YouTube for specifiers and applicators who are unable to attend a related course at the Academy.”

Weber has created a series of How To Videos which address the most frequently asked questions received by their technicians. These videos cover enquires about tile preparation, flooring products, renders and external wall insulation systems.

One problem across the UK and Europe is the growth of algae, bacteria, fungus and mould, on external surfaces including render and brickwork. The growth of moulds is caused by mild winter temperatures. Weber’s new YouTube video illustrates how to remove unsightly algae using high performance weber CL150.  “This is an easy to use water-based masonry wash containing carefully selected biocides to clean and sterilise substrates,” says Rob Speke.

To help absorption weber CL150 must be applied undiluted to a dry substrate using a brush or sprayer. Apply the product until it saturates the affected area. If severe, agitate the surface with a nylon bristle brush to speed up and improve the results. In 48 hours, weber CL150 will kill the algae spores. The treated area then only requires jet washing at low pressure. In severe or stubborn cases, the process can be safely repeated over another 48-hour cycle of treatment.

“Once treated the substrate will be protected for a considerable period although in areas of high algae growth, such as north facing walls with limited sunlight, it is advisable to repeat the process every few years to maintain best aesthetics,” says Rob.

This How To video is one of 30 currently on YouTube with plans for many more over the coming months. For more information, or for technical support, please contact Saint-Gobain Weber on 08703 330070, or visit www.uk.weber 

A free download of the Weber App for iPhone and iPad users is also available from iTunes and from Google Play for Android smartphones and tablet users. Follow Saint-Gobain Weber on Twitter @SGWeberUK for the latest company news and updates and look out for more introductions of new How To videos.