12 Tips for a Perfect Pressure Washing: How to Wash Siding

If you’re looking to give your home a fresh new look, consider pressure washing your siding. It’s a quick and easy way to make your home look new again! In this blog post, we will discuss 12 tips for a perfect pressure washing job. Follow these tips and you’ll be able to wash your siding like a pro!

12 Tips To Pressure Wash Siding

Vinyl siding is one of the most common types of siding used on homes. It is durable and easy to maintain. However, over time it can become dirty or discolored. Pressure washing your siding is a great way to restore its original beauty.

1) Gather all your materials before you start

If you’re going to be using a pressure washer, it’s important that you have all of your materials gathered before you start. This includes a pressure washer (and gas if using a gas-powered pressure washer), garden hose, detergent approved for your type of siding, a soft-bristled brush, extension cord (if needed), and safety goggles. Be sure to calculate how much detergent you will need for the size of your home’s exterior. It is always better to have too much than not enough.

2) Remove any loose dirt or debris from your siding

Before you start pressure washing, you’ll want to remove any loose dirt or debris from your siding. This can be done with a garden hose or by using a leaf blower. This will help ensure that you don’t damage your siding when pressure washing.

3) Start by spraying the entire surface with water to wet it down

Once you have all of your materials gathered and your siding is free of loose dirt, it’s time to start pressure washing. Begin by spraying the entire surface with water to wet it down. This will help prepare the surface for the detergent.

4) Start the pressure washer engine

If you’re using a gas-powered pressure washer, start the engine and let it warm up for a few minutes. If you’re using an electric pressure washer, plug it into an outlet and turn it on.

5) Spray the detergent

Once the pressure washer is running, you can start spraying the detergent on the siding. Be sure to follow the instructions on the detergent bottle. You may need to let it sit for a few minutes before washing it off.

6) Wash the siding

After you have sprayed the detergent on the siding, it’s time to start washing it off. Begin at the top of your siding and work your way down. Use a back and forth motion as you wash. Pressure washers are just that – they use pressure to clean debris. Be careful not to hold the sprayer in one spot for too long as this can damage your siding. Holding the power washer sprayer too close to the siding can also cause damage due to the high pressure. It is better to start further away and move closer as needed or start on a lower pressure and work up if it is not getting the job done.

7) Be careful of windows and doors

As you are pressure washing your siding, be careful of windows and doors. You don’t want to spray too much water on them or get any detergent on them. Screens in particular can be easily damaged by pressure washing.

8) Work one side of the home at a time

Spray the cleaning solution on the entire siding surface of one side of the home before moving to the other side. This will help ensure that the sun doesn’t dry the cleaning solution before you have a chance to wash it off.

9) Rinse the siding

After you have finished pressure washing the entire surface of your siding, it’s time to rinse it off. Begin at the top and work your way down, using a back and forth motion. Be sure to rinse all of the detergent off of your siding or else it will be difficult to remove later.

10) Use a soft-bristled brush as needed

A soft-bristled brush can be used on any stubborn areas. Be sure to rinse the area afterward with the pressure washer.

11) Let the engine cool before storing

If you’re using a gas-powered pressure washer, let the engine cool down before storing it. If you’re using an electric pressure washer, unplug it from the outlet.

12) Store your pressure washer properly

Be sure to store your pressure washer in a safe, dry place. If you’re using a gas-powered pressure washer, be sure to add a stabilizer to the gas before storing it. This will help keep the engine in good condition.

The Benefits of Pressure Washing Your Vinyl Siding

Pressure washing your home’s siding is a great way to restore its original beauty. By following these tips, you can pressure wash your siding like a pro!

Need New Vinyl Siding?

If power washing your house siding doesn’t restore its original beauty, it may be time to replace your home’s vinyl siding. At Crossover Roofing, we are specialists in vinyl siding installation in the Triad Area.

At Crossover Roofing, we take great satisfaction in seeing another happy customer get the results that they are looking for. The right siding is an amazing way to enhance the beauty of your home and we love to play our part in making this happen. Contact us today for a free estimate.