What is Lichen?

Not sure what that green, crusty looking stuff on your decking is? 

Chances are it is lichen, a combination of fungi and algae.

Don’t like the look of it ? Then get rid of it!

It is found in most parts of the country and is a mixture of algae and fungus living together in a symbiotic relationship.

Normally it has a green/grey color but it can be yellow, red or even blue depending on the type of algae, usually growing in damp, shaded areas. With most of the growth occurring in the spring and autumn. It can grow on both horizontal and vertical surfaces.

Lichen won’t damage your wooden surfaces. It creates its own energy through sunlight and does not take nutrients from the surface it is growing on. That’s why you see green patches on structures that aren’t alive, such as decking or paths.

Just because lichen doesn’t cause damage doesn’t mean that you should be obliged to put up with it. Because of its colour outdoor spaces can become old and weathered over time. Additionally, it holds moisture and can become slippery to walk on and if found on benches can cause staining to your clothes if you sit on it.

Some homeowners have actually renewed their decking or fence panels due to these issues.

Is there a cost effective solution?

Thankfully FUZE Products has the answer in Sprayaway Lichen Remover

This amazing product not only controls lichen and algae, but also cleans any green discolouration from the surface.

Sprayaway Lichen Remover Removes Lichen Quickly and Easily

  • A highly effective, cutting edge cleaner

  • A specially formulated Professional 7:1 concentrate.

  • Simple to use fast-acting formula – spray the product on and leave.

  • Bleach free, non toxic, non-flammable

  • Biodegradable – no need to rinse, scrub or power wash. Product will naturally degrade.

Supplied as a concentrate, our Lichen Remover requires no specialist equipment and therefore can be applied via watering can or knapsack sprayer. A 5 litre container should provide you with enough solution to treat over 150 square metres at our recommended coverage of 200mls per square metre.

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What is Lichen?

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