Patio Magic vs. Wet and Forget vs. GK Greener Kleener – What Are The Differences?

Patio Magic vs. Wet and Forget vs. GK Greener Kleener – What Are The Differences?

Cleaning your patio and other outdoor surfaces is an essential task to maintain its appearance and prevent the growth of slippery algae, moss and lichen. Three of the most popular patio cleaning products are Patio Magic, Wet and Forget, and GK’s Greener Kleener.

Each of these products offers a slightly different approach to addressing your cleaning challenges. In this comprehensive comparison, we'll explore the features of each product to help you make an informed purchasing decision. We’ll be taking a look at the following points of comparison:

  • Application
  • Effectiveness
  • Price
  • Pet & Environmental Friendliness

 Product Application and Surfaces

Patio Magic:

Patio Magic can be applied to a wide variety of surfaces, including patios, tarmac, brickwork, masonry, York stone, concrete, greenhouses, PVC, caravans and artificial play surfaces. It will require 4:1 dilution (for typical infestations) before application and can be applied using a garden sprayer.

Wet and Forget:

Wet and Forget can also be applied to a wide variety of surfaces, including tarmac, concrete, decking, roof tiles, artificial grass, brick, paving, caravans, fibreglass, outdoor playing surfaces and cloth. It is advised to be applied using a garden sprayer and will require 5:1 dilution.

GK Greener Kleener:

GK’s Greener Kleener is appropriate for use on any hard substrate, including tarmac, bricks and paving, concrete, decking, roof tiles, render, solar panels, Astroturf, artificial grass, canvas tents, caravans, conservatories, fibreglass boats, poly tunnels, limestone, sandstone, marble, outdoor furniture, outdoor pots, outdoor painted surfaces, pool surrounds, slate, non-grass tennis courts, yacht sails. It can also be used to clean painted surfaces without the risk of damaging the paint film. Greener Kleener will require 3:1 dilution and can be applied using a sprayer or brush.

Product Effectiveness

Patio Magic

Patio Magic advertises results within 2 to 4 days post-application. Protection from regrowth is stated at between 6 and 9 months.

Wet and Forget

Wet and Forget advertises itself as being most effective when applied and left to work over time, with the weather doing most of the cleaning. Reapplication within 12 months is advised to prevent regrowth.

GK Greener Kleener

Greener Kleener is an effective disinfectant and cleaner that will eliminate 99.9% of bacterial growth and will remove mould, lichen & algae. Results will be visible within 2 days and reapplication is advised within 12 months to maintain appearances and avoid regrowth.

Product Price Comparison

Patio Magic

Prices vary depending on retailer, but Patio Magic 5L is available from most large stores, such as B&Q and Wickes, for £20.

Wet and Forget

Wet and Forget’s 5L product is available directly from the manufacturer at £29.89.

GK Greener Kleener

Greener Kleener 5L is available directly from the GK store for £19.99.

Pet Safety & Environmental Friendliness

Patio Magic

Patio Magic is safe for pets and children when dry. It is advised that plants are rinsed with water if direct contact is made. Avoid contact with aquatic life, including fish tanks.

Wet and Forget

Wet and Forget is free of bleach and ammonia but it is recommended that pets are kept away from treated areas until dry. Plant life should be washed if it comes into direct contact.

GK Greener Kleener

GK Greener Kleener is free of bleach, caustic, and acidic chemicals, making it safe for use and environmentally friendly. It is advised to keep plants and animals away from direct contact (during application), however it poses no long-term risks to children or pets, with a virtually neutral pH of 6, once dry. Plant life should not be harmed, but it is advised that they are cleaned with water if they come into direct contact.

So, What Are the Differences?

There are some noticeable differences between Patio Magic, Wet and Forget and GK Greener Kleener. From a price perspective, GK’s Greener Kleener is the cheapest by a small margin. All of the products are pet, child and plant friendly when dry, however should not be sprayed directly onto anything other than recommended substrates. Greener Kleener requires the least dilution prior to application.