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Question #16579 posted on 07/20/2005 3:13 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,
Having received my endowment at the San Diego temple, and also having attended it's open house (back in the day) the temple is pretty special to me. Even my non-member friends notice it and find it really beautiful. That led them to ask me a question. How is it that they keep the side of the building so white? Now, personally I didn't even think about this. But I guess there is something to keeping a white building that clean. Any Ideas? I doubt they constantly re-paint or anything.
- Californian

A: Dear Californian,

According to the Engineering department for the San Diego Temple, they pressure wash the outside of the building every other year. On top of that, they apply a mold and fungus inhibitor called "Demandit." They said that those are the only two measures needed to keep the building looking that fantastic.

-Pa Grape