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How To Power Wash A Deck? - Complete Guide

by Adam William Content Writer

Well, if we talk about decks, people usually take their cleaning for granted. Unless you are outdoorsy and spend most of your time in your yard, you won’t be able to notice the grim and dirty look of your deck. If you have neglected the cleanliness of your deck for so long, and now considering to wash it. Why don’t you think about giving it a power wash? A power wash is always worth your time, effort, and money.

If you have no idea of how to pressure wash a deck, this article is for you. Here we are going to discuss in detail how you can clean your deck like a pro with the help of pressure washing equipment.

Get Hold Of The Equipment First

If you do not have a power washing machine of your own, you should consider renting the one. For renting, you can check all the local rental shops in your area. Before you rent the equipment, make sure that the shop owner assures you that this equipment is going to power wash a deck flawlessly. Get hold of the equipment and figure out how you are going to perform this task on your own.

Take All The Safety Precautions

Before you start working, you need to take certain safety precautions as if handled carelessly, your pressure washing equipment can be quite dangerous for you and your property. Your pressure washer produces high-pressure water streams, therefore, it would be better not to let your kids or pets close to the washer when it is in use. Plants can also be damaged, so if you are pressure washing the patio, do not use it near flower beds. You also need to wear protective gear like safety goggles, enclosed shoes, and gloves to keep yourself safe. Wearing shorts is a big no when you are pressure washing a deck.

Prepare The Area

Once you are done with all the safety protocols, it is time to prepare the area where you want to do the pressure washing procedure. For instance, if there is furniture, toys, grills, or plants in your deck, make sure that you completely remove them so that there is no damage to these things when you are pressure washing your deck. It would be even better if you cover exterior lights and if the deck is too old and there are protruding nails, first fix them with a hammer, so that these nails don’t harm you during washing.

Power Wash The Deck

The next step is power washing. Do not make the pressure too strong that it damages the wood. Keep yourself at a minimum safe distance of two feet. When needed, you can move closer but make sure that you are at least 6 inches away from the surface to be washed. Take the same precautions when you are doing a driveway pressure washing service. Maintain a sweeping motion during the wash and remove all the residue when you are done with the power wash. If not removed, it deteriorates the wood further.

Sand & Stain

Lastly, you can give your deck a new look if you sand it first and sweep away all the wood dust followed by staining. For staining, you can buy your favorite stain.

Bottom Line!

It is not necessary to repeat this process every year until you feel the need. However, rest assured, when you will repeat the process, you can have a worth enjoying outdoor. 


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