Pressure wash clean your fence

Using a Pressure Washer to Clean Your Wooden Fence

Whether you own your own home or you are doing some maintenance work for someone else, there may come a time when you need to know how to use a pressure washer to clean a wooden fence.

If you have the equipment, pressure washing a wooden fence can be a fast and efficient way to get the job done. In order to get the best possible , you will need to look into some of the different techniques used for pressure washing something as delicate as a wooden fence.

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After all, you want the deep down clean without doing any sort of damage to the material so that the look and integrity of the fence stays completely intact.

In the case of any sort of stains, mildew or mold on your wooden fences, you may want to try to use a mixture of bleach and detergent with your pressure washer. This can be done simply by adding a mixture of approximately 1/4 cup of laundry detergent and 1/4 cup of bleach into the reservoir of your pressure washer and then filling the rest of the way with water.

Adding the bleach will help to kill any of the bacteria that can be present with mold and mildew and the soap works to help you break down any grease, dirt or grime that has built up on the fence. When using a mixture such as this, you will want to go with a fan nozzle as it is wider.

In the case of a simple clean where you do not need to use a bleach and detergent mixture, you can simply use the pressure washer to spray down and clean the wooden fence by just using water.

For a simple clean such as this, you can go with your higher powered tip that will give you great coverage with a nice, wide stream.

While cleaning the fence, you may want to be sure to use a good up and down motion. This will help you to get out more of the dirt and grime as you are going along with the grain of the wood.

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A good tip when pressure washing a wooden fence is to start at the top and working your way down to the bottom. This will help you to limit the amount of debris that will fly back up onto the fencing.

Also, when you are done with a section of the fence, you can always go back over the previous section to do a clean up on the area toward the bottom just in case there is any dirt or mud that found its way back up onto the ground from impact.

When you are new to pressure washing a material such as wooden fencing, it is always a good idea to try and start off on a lower pressure than you think is necessary.

This will help you to get a good feel of the pressure, as it is always easier to use more pressure as you go to get the results that you desire.


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