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How to Pressure Wash your Deck

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How to Pressure Wash your Deck

After following the steps for preparation of the job adjust the water pressure of your electric pressure washer or gas pressure washer between 1500 to 1800 psi. This should be sufficient to power wash a deck.

* You should work in pendular strokes, as if you were doing low swing with a golf club.

* Keep the jet in motion at all times to avoid marking the surface where you start and stop. If a stain does not come off on the first try, keep passing over it until it dissolves.

* Don't let the cleaning solution sit for more than 10 to 15 minutes or it will dry and leave residue.

* Rinse with plenty of fresh water from your cold water powerwasher.

* Let your deck dry for 24 hours before applying the sealant.

   

Comments

4/5/2009 12:26:22 AM
jon said:

It is very obvious whomever wrote/edited this article, knows little about deck care, or prep before stains or coatings.
I have worked in the industry for years and shocked at the lack of information on the net -justjonny-
P.S. find someone you trust, research/DIY, or see "seasoned" HomeDepot or Lowes employees (even if never used product have been trained by product vendors proprly to assist you without screwing up your deck)




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