Moss Buster: Moss & Algae Remover and Inhibitor
Kill & Remove Moss, Algae and Lichen
Prevent Future Growth
Moss Buster Frequently Asked Questions
What Does Moss Buster Treat?
Moss buster is highly effective at treating the following infestations:
You may find Moss Buster to be effective against other infestations but it is primarily intended for those mentioned above.
Where Can I use Moss Buster?
Moss Buster is suitable for all hard surfaces including:
- Hard Landscaping
- Paving Blocks
- Chips, Brick, Stone etc.
- Garden furniture
- Non-grass tennis/squash courts
- Other non-grass sports areas
- Unfilled Plant Pots
Works on flat, sloped or vertical surfaces.
How large an area will Moss Buster treat?
The treatable area varies depending on dilution, application density and the level of infestation. The two extremes are:
3.5m2 per litre
87.5m2 per 5 Litre container of Moss Buster
Very Light Moss
7m2 per litre
350m2 per 5 Litre container of Moss Buster
Adjust the dilution and application density according to your own circumstances. If in doubt use at the rates indicated for dense moss.
How much Moss buster do I need for my Tennis court?
The actual playing dimensions of a doubles court are 23.77m x 10.97m:260.76m2 or ~15 litres of Moss buster*
The full area of a standard domestic tennis court is 33.5m long x 16.5m wide: 552.75m2 or ~30 litres of Moss Buster*
The LTA recommended minimum size for tennis clubs is 34.75m x 17.07m 593.18m2 or ~34 litres of Moss Buster*
A Championship-size court would be 36.58m x 18.29m 669.05m2 or ~38 litres of Moss Buster*
*based on a 1:4 dilution, Applied at a rate of 3.5m2/L of solution
How do I use Moss Buster?
Apply Moss Buster™ to dry surfaces only. Dilute 1:4 for normal use or up to 1:9 for light growth in low pressure garden sprayer or watering can. Rinse out applicator after use. Do not apply if rain is expected in next 5-6 hours. For heavy moss brush off growth to expose moss stem before treatment. Application dosage is 3.5m2 to 7m2 per litre. Allow a contact time of 2-4 days.
What does Moss Buster contain?
Moss Buster® – Moss & Algae Remover and Moss Buster® – Moss & Algae Inhibitor are solutions primarily made up of alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride and are used as a biocide for the effective removal and killing of moss and algae on a variety of surfaces. In solution Moss Buster is between neutral and very slightly alkaline.
How does Moss Buster Work?
Moss Buster works by disrupting the intermolecular interactions of the moss and algae, breaking down cell walls and causing the cells to leak and die
What is the difference between Moss Buster: Inhibitor and Moss Buster: Remover?
Both products are effective for killing and preventing the re-growth of moss, algae, lichen etc. However the inhibitor contains additional stabilisers which allow it to keep the moss away for longer than the remover.
How long does Moss Buster take to work?
Moss Buster begins working right away. Effects can usually be seen within 24 hours depending on the dilution, application and level of infestation. Allow 2-4 days for full effect.
How long will Moss Buster last?
Moss Buster can inhibit the growth of moss and algae for up to 6 months. The effective time varies based on numerous factors including, but not limited to humidity, frequency of wet weather, available light, proximity to trees/bushes and similar plant life and other environmental factors.
Will Moss Buster stain my surfaces?
No. Moss Buster does not cause stains. Any staining following treatment is most likely as a result of the moss itself. Usually a second application of Moss Buster is all that is required to clear this but in the event of heavy, persistent staining contact 0800 074 1031 and we will recommend a suitable surface cleaner.
Will Moss Buster work on my roof?
Moss Buster is ideal for removing moss, algae, lichen etc. from all roofs. This includes slate, shingles, tiles, felt, lead, corrugated sheets etc. Moss Buster is suitable for flat or sloped roofs.
How safe is Moss Buster?
Moss Buster contains no bleach or acid, it’s entirely water soluble and antibacterial. It is completely safe to use in areas where children and pets play. For further information please see our Material Safety Data Sheets
Is Moss Buster suitable for Domestic/Commercial/Industrial use?
Moss buster is suitable for use in any domestic, commercial or industrial environment. We supply private householders as well as a large number of cleaning, gardening and landscaping businesses.
Can I buy in bulk?
Yes! We can supply in large volume containers and in pallet quantities. If you have specific requirements please call 0800 074 1031