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Uncle JackD
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Pressure washing help needed

What do you spray with before pressure washing? Pure bleach or bleach/soap mix? Is there anything better?

Also, do you put it in the pressure washer reservoir or do you spray with separate tank?


CajunFootball
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re: Pressure washing help needed
What are you washing? My driveway I use just water. My boat, I wash it like normal but substitute pressure washer for hose.


Uncle JackD
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What are you washing? My driveway I use just water. My boat, I wash it like normal but substitute pressure washer for hose.


Washing house and cement/flagstone.


CajunFootball
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I just use the water and let the high pressure do all the work. It's real simple lol.


34venture
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cement


You are not washing cement. FWIW

To answer your question on the concrete just water, and house a bleach water mix before hand.


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VanRIch
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I have a pressure washer but don't use it for the house everytime. I just spray bleach which does the work all by itself. Once a year I'll pressure wash the house though.


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wickowick
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re: Pressure washing help needed
JoMax from a handheld sprayer will kill off any green shite...


Hammertime
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Just use the actual pressure washer water. If you can't reach areas up high on your house, there is a little hose connected to the pump. Put bleach or simple green in a bucket and let the hose suck up the mix


Tigerpaw123
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Use jomax and bleach mixed according to label directions, but DO NOT put it in the pressure washer reservoir, it will mess up the pump, put it in a garden sprayer, it is amazing how well it works


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PvilleP
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JoMax from a handheld sprayer will kill off any green shite...


Stuff is like magic.

Image: http://www.rustoleum.com/cbgimages/products/ZIN_JOMAX_HouseCleanerMildewKiller_Gal_L.jpg


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Themole
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re: Pressure washing help needed
If you are doing your drive way, or exterior of your house for that matter, use the liquid pool chlorine instead of regular bleach. Pool chlorine is 4X stronger than house bleach. Just be careful with your Lovelys flowers.

For house wash, in a 5 gal. bucket, mix 1 cup of liquid Tide to 1 gal of bleach or pool chlorine if you really want it bright and clean, fill the rest with water.

You can also add some liquid dish washing detergent (NOT DAWN!)Dawn makes it dangerous like WW1 chemical warfare dangerous.

The key is to allow the chemical to do the work.

Spray the solution through the pump using the black orifice, if the pump has a dema valve (venturi) pickup.

Allow it to sit for 30 mins. then using the PWs 45* fan, begin the power washing process, working from the bottom up. Bottom up keeps from washing the solution off.

1200 psi is an excellent working pressure (although it's really GPM that does the work). It allows for plenty of power should you need to get up close for stubborn spots.

Themole
This post was edited on 5/2 at 2:04 pm


DuckManiak
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re: Pressure washing help needed
3/4 water and 1/4 bleach is what I use. You can buy a case of bleach for what it costs to buy 5 gallons of any commercial cleaner. Works just as well IMO.


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Uncle JackD
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re: Pressure washing help needed
Thanks for the info


Ole Geauxt
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re: Pressure washing help needed
jack, wait for a sunny day. sometimes, depending on severity,,, a light spray of water and bleach and then the sun hitting it will work,,,, just keep the bleach off the flowers.


SpeckHunter
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re: Pressure washing help needed
Jomax is the shit! Use it!!!


subMOA
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Jomax as mentioned mixed with bleach as per the instructions on the back. It's magic.

Also works wonders in your boat bilge.


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skidry
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Bleach ages everything prematurely. I don't use it on anything I own.

I do like Jomax though.


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White Roach
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re: Pressure washing help needed
I use a combination of JoMax and Outdoor Bleach, diluted with water. I apply with a garden sprayer to avoid the bleach causing and pressure washer pump seal problems.

I only let the solution set for 5 or 10 minutes. Don't let it dry on your siding. Wet down any landscaping or grass next to the house before spraying the cleaning solution.

Have fun!


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Pepperidge
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re: Pressure washing help needed
for the cement just the high pressure...


for the house, I use a mixture of one quart of liquid Spic n Span to 1 gallon of bleach and 1 gallon of water...I use a separate backpack sprayer...works great for me...

I used to spend hours doing driveways and walk ways...but picked up a briggs and stratton surface cleaning attachment...works great and saves time...

LINK

Image: http://images.lowes.com/product/converted/011675/011675061784lg.jpg


TIGRLEE
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re: Pressure washing help needed
Bleach water mix in a sprayer.
Oe behind with washer.

Wahla.


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