How To Clean Siding With A Pressure Washer

How To Clean Siding With A Pressure WasherThe pressure washer has indeed changed the whole outdoor cleaning job, and now you do not have to mop or brush the entire driveways or patios. Using a pressure washer on the sidings can clean them in just minutes as compared to cleaning them with a brush and bucket. Moreover, the cleaning quality would also be high. Cleaning the house’s siding with pressure may seem like an easy task, but if you do not follow the recommended procedure or are careless in washing them, you can easily damage siding with your pressure washer.

In this article, we will discuss the cleaning of siding with the pressure washer in easy steps to washer them in less time with excellent efficiency.

What Type Of Pressure Washer To Use

High pressure is not guaranteed quick cleaning, so do not waste time finding the most powerful pressure washer. If you have a one-story house, an electric low-power pressure washer will do the job just finely. However, you may need a gas pressure washer to reach a two-story house’s hard-to-reach and high areas. A high-power pressure washer on the siding has a high chance of damaging or completely tearing them.In short keep in mind that the type of pressure washer  plays a crucial role.

How To Clean Siding With Pressure Washer

These are the simple steps by which you can wash and clean your siding in no time and with total efficiency.

Check The Sidings

Before pressure washing your siding, check the area of your siding, especially the corner, to point out any cracks or damage. A pressure washer on the damaged siding can make the matter worse. Mark the damaged or cracked areas on your siding and avoid using the pressure washer there. Instead, clean them with soap and brush if they are too dirty. It can save you from any mishap.

Cover The Plantation

If you have any plants or vegetation beside the sidings, it is better to cover them with a waterproof sheet. It is essential to use soap or detergent as the chemical and cleaning agent but it  can destroy the plants.

Mount The Pressure Washer

Set the pressure washer and make all the connections. Make sure to secure all the links before starting the pressure washer. Always use the wide-angle low-pressure nozzle at the start to avoid any damage.

Clean Step By Step

Remember to start the pressure washer from a distance and make your way towards the surface until you find the sweet spot with the desired cleaning effect. The optimum pressure range for siding is about 1500 psi, so remain near that. Spray the water from down to up to avoid streaking. Use the pressure washer at an angle before the surface to get the maximum cleaning and dirt lifting effects. Do not use the pressure washer on windows and other light objects like lights or bulbs.

Use The Detergent

It is better to use detergent and soap because they significantly increase the cleaning effect and reduce the cleaning time. Use the recommended soap or detergent with the pressure washer, and do not use any corrosive chemical such as furniture polish or bleach. Make sure to use the lowest pressure washer setting to apply the detergent. You can also use the brush attachment to clean the areas with deep stains. Spraying the detergent is more like a painting. Start from the bottom and make your way up.

Give Time To React

After the detergent or soap has been applied, give it some time to rest and react. It is better to wait at least 10 minutes before cleaning the soap. In that time, you can disassemble the soap tank from the pressure washer and clean the damaged surface of the siding with a brush.After the soap has reacted successfully, it is time to clean it. Start by using the wide-angle nozzle that provides maximum coverage and the slightest pressure.


The pressure washer is the best option to clean siding. By following the above step, you can clean the siding area with less effort and more efficiency. Start from the top and make your way down to have a maximum cleaning effect in soap cleaning. Moreover, always check the sidings to see whether any part is damaged or cracked before using a pressure washer. In short, pressure washers provide ease and comfort in cleaning.


Jose Kelly