EquipmentHome CareOutdoor CarePressure WashingHow to Pressure Wash Driveways & House Siding

February 21, 20221

Are you ready for spring cleaning? As things start to warm up and people start spending more time outdoors, it’s important that the paint and siding of our homes, driveways, and cars are in good condition after making it through the cold winter. In this article, we let you in on the best way to pressure wash the outside of your home or business so you can get back to enjoying the Spring weather. 

 

Concrete Driveways:

Preparation 

If your pressure washing the driveway Remove oil & rust from the concrete before pressure washing. By using a household degreaser & a stiff-brustled brush to get all excess stains out. You can create a homemade concrete degreaser with these ingredients:

  • Vinegar
  • Borax
  • Baking soda
  • Hot Water

Pressure Washing

Using a more pressurized nozzle can help remove more stubborn stains that have sat on the concrete for long periods of time. If the stain still doesn’t come out, it’s best to use a fast-acting, high concentrate cleaner/degreaser.

 

House Siding & Deck

When cleaning the exterior of your house you have to first understand what is making your walls & deck dirty. There is a specific soap for dirt or grime, and another for mold & mildew. Make sure that your using the cleaner for the specific stain found on your house.

Don’t get too close to the paint

Holding the rod about 8 inches can help protect any paint on the side of your house or car. Your nozzle can also have a big effect on the harshness on the paint. The best nozzle for high-pressure on concrete is 25 degrees, and anything with a larger spread is better for house siding and cars.

Make sure to avoid areas with already damaged paint. Pressure washing these areas can get water under the paint and make the situation worse. 

 

Best Soaps for Pressure washing any outdoor surface

Clean Shot’s newly updated formulas cover every outdoor cleaning job you can think of. Protect your concrete driveways, boats, vehicles, house siding & deck. Whether you need to get rid of dirt, grime, or mold, Clean Shot can help you get out any stain from your outdoor stains.

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One comment

  • Alice Carroll

    April 13, 2022 at 1:02 am

    Thanks for pointing out that pressure washing services can also be hired to clean home siding. I’d like to know more about such services because I’ve been neglecting my home’s exterior maintenance for some time now. I better start working on getting it clean again.

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