Follow these second story pressure washing tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
Cleaning the siding on the second story of your house used to be a daunting task. But pressure washers have made cleaning high up places easier than ever–without the use of ladders or scaffolding. Follow these pressure washing tips from Briggs & Stratton and Blain’s Farm & Fleet to clean up the second story of your home.
Second Story Pressure Washing Tips:
1. First, read through our “Pressure Washing Vinyl Siding” article to learn about the basic guidelines of pressure washing the exterior of your house. It goes over how to prep the siding for pressure washing and different PSI ratings.
2. To reach the areas of your house that are higher than 12’ you’ll need to use a maximum-pressure spray pattern to propel the water that high.
3. If you’re using a cleaning solution, start from the bottom and work your way up to prevent streaking. To rinse off the cleaning solution start your spray at the top of the siding and work down from the soffit. Stand off to the side a bit to avoid getting soaked by deflected water.
4. Here’s a thing to remember: when your spray pattern is narrow, it concentrates the power. As you spray further down on your house and the impact point gets closer to you, back away from the house or change the spray pattern to reduce the cleaning power. You don’t want to damage the lights or accessories on your house.
With Blain’s Farm & Fleet’s wide selection of outdoor power equipment, you can get all your outdoor projects done in no time. For more tips on using pressure washers and other equipment, visit our Outdoor Power Equipment blog.