Clearing up the mud

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Re: Clearing up the mud

Postby Pamela1 » Tue Apr 05, 2022 5:01 pm

Good for you, time to put your feet up, tomorrow is another day.

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Re: Clearing up the mud

Postby BunnyAndBear » Wed May 11, 2022 8:37 am

May I ask how does mud get on high walls of the houses, gates, fences, etc? Is this specific to one area or it's all over Spain?

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Re: Clearing up the mud

Postby gerryh » Wed May 11, 2022 8:54 am

The wind blows the dust onto the walls.
It sticks very well.
Some of it comes down with the rain.
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Re: Clearing up the mud

Postby costakid » Wed May 11, 2022 3:31 pm

gerryh wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 8:54 am The wind blows the dust onto the walls.
It sticks very well.
Some of it comes down with the rain.
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And a lot of it doesn't. The last lot was horrendous.

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Re: Clearing up the mud

Postby Wicksey » Wed May 11, 2022 4:57 pm

I think Gerry meant that it rains mud, not that the rain washes it off. I agree, it was an historic event and so many houses are still a deep cinnamon colour.

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Re: Clearing up the mud

Postby gerryh » Wed May 11, 2022 6:27 pm

Correct Wicksey.
The rain makes the nice even coating look worse as it turns it into streams of mud.
I believe there is a possibility of more dust tomorrow and Friday. :thumbdown:
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Re: Clearing up the mud

Postby costakid » Wed May 11, 2022 9:34 pm

gerryh wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 6:27 pm Correct Wicksey.
The rain makes the nice even coating look worse as it turns it into streams of mud.
I believe there is a possibility of more dust tomorrow and Friday. :thumbdown:
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Sorry read misread your comment. Lets hope they are wrong re the next lot. I am coming over alone and the last thing I need is a major clean up operation again.

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Re: Clearing up the mud

Postby Wicksey » Thu May 12, 2022 9:10 am

My OH has just been washing the house down ready to repaint. He'll have to hold off for a bit the think.

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Re: Clearing up the mud

Postby fyfin » Sun May 15, 2022 4:35 pm

Thankfully the next lot never happened. Scaremongering I think. I have the painters in to do the villa. I had organised it last October so thankfully it wasn't done before the calima calamity.
Pressure washing didn't remove the stains entirely but the painters seem happy enough and it's looking good.
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Re: Clearing up the mud

Postby El Cid » Sun May 15, 2022 6:27 pm

The latest one was for real. We could not see the mountains across the valley but as it didn’t rain there was no muddy fallout.

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