Pressure washing or power washing a deck or fence is much more manageable and efficient than scrubbing by hand. These tips will help get your cleaning project started.
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Before you begin, get the work area ready:
Do not run a gasoline-powered pressure washer indoors or in an area that does not have proper ventilation. Keep the engine exhaust away from occupied areas.
Follow the pressure washer manufacturer's instructions on the type of wood cleaner to use and the distance the spray tip should be from the surface you're cleaning. For the best results, test the spray pattern and distance on an hidden area of the deck or fence before cleaning. Also, test the high-pressure spray on a hidden area to make sure the setting does not damage the surface.
Applying the Cleaner
Spraying Off the Cleaner
Do not operate the pressure washer pump without the water supply connected and turned on. Your manual may specify letting the pressure washer rest after every few minutes of use.
Read and follow all of the manufacturer's safety instructions for your pressure washer. General guidelines include: