Using Monterey Spray Tank Cleaner will help to prolong the life of your spraying equipment and help you to avoid dangerous chemical mixing and cross contamination. Cleaning your sprayer is especially important if you are using your sprayer for both pesticide applications and fertilizer applications. Spray Tank Cleaner doesn’t contain any insecticidal properties, but keep animals out of the area you are using.
SPRAYER CLEANER will remove and deactivate residual pesticide contamination from spray equipment. Use SPRAYER CLEANER before changing from one pesticide to another, or before storing equipment.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Mix 1½ fluid ounces (3 tablespoons) of SPRAYER CLEANER per 2 gallons of water in the sprayer. Close sprayer and shake. Maintain solution contact for at least 15 minutes. Then, pump up sprayer and spray the solution through the hose and nozzle over bare ground or concrete.
I use it to clean the 3 gallon diaphragm style backpack sprayer which I use in my apple orchard. Typically is used for wettable powder fungicides and liquid insecticide. I have used it twice so far. It seems to do a slightly better job of removing the residue than the sprayer cleaner I have been using in years past. It is also much more expensive, so I hope it Protects the internal components of my sprayer in the long run.
Does the tank have to be completely empty to use Monterey Spray Tank Cleaner?
I inherited a half-full sprayer from previous homeowner and only know it is “weed spray”. The tank is half-full and the sprayer is clogged. Can I use this product to deactivate a half insecticide/half water solution?
You will first need to properly dispose of any leftover product that is remaining in the tank prior to using a tank cleaner. Please check with your county disposal instructions for herbicides/insecticides. Please watch our video on how to use the Monterey Spray Tank Cleaner . You will mix 1½ fluid ounces (3 tablespoons) of Monterey Spray Tank Cleaner per 2 gallons of water in the sprayer. Close sprayer and shake. Maintain solution contact for at least 15 minutes. Then, pump up sprayer and spray the solution through the hose and nozzle over bare ground or concrete.