Project Guide

How to Use a Pressure Washer

1
CLEAR THE AREA
REMOVE DELICATE ITEMS
  • Start by removing fragile or delicate items from the area you’ll be washing. 
  • This includes planters, decor accents, rugs and other patio accents.
2
ASSEMBLE THE GUN AND HOSE
ASSEMBLE THE GUN AND HOSE
  • Fasten the pressure hose to the gun. 
  • Make sure it’s tight and secure.
3
CHOOSE A NOZZLE TIP
CHOOSE A NOZZLE TIP

Pick a pressure washer nozzle tip that will best suit your needs: 

  • Red – straight and narrow spray pattern, ideal for tough stains and discoloration 
  • Yellow – 15-degree spray pattern, offers optimal pressure for concrete, brick and stone surfaces 
  • Green – 25-degree spray pattern, great for standard siding and decks 
  • White – softer, 35-degree spray pattern, designed specifically for windows 
  • Black – wider mist, for use with soap solutions
4
ATTACH THE GARDEN HOSE
ATTACH THE GARDEN HOSE
  • Attach one end of your garden hose to the base of the pressure washer. 
  • Secure the other end to your outdoor water spigot. 
  • Make sure both ends are tight and secure, then turn on the water.
5
CRANK THE PRESSURE WASHER
CRANK THE PRESSURE WASHER
6
TEST A SMALL AREA
TEST A SMALL AREA

Get comfortable with the intensity of your pressure washer by testing a small area first.

7
HOLD NOZZLE AND SPRAY
HOLD NOZZLE AND SPRAY
  • Once you’ve gotten a feel for the pressure, hold and aim the nozzle in the area to you plan to wash. 
  • Step back 4- to  inches and spray. 
  • Step closer to remove stubborn stains.
8
PRESSURE WASHING TIPS
PRESSURE WASHING TIPS
  • For an even clean, follow a grid pattern. 
  • Spray wider for faster cleaning tighter for a more thorough wash. 
  • Work from the highest point down.