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How To Power Wash Fence

Power washing your fence is the best way to remove stains from it. Power washing can be a messy and difficult process, but with these steps it will be much easier and more effective.

What is Power Washing

Power washing involves the process of using a pressure washer to clean any surface. Power washing provides a faster and more efficient way for cleaning surfaces unlike using a brush or sponge. When using power washing for cleaning as provided by the pressure washer, water mixed with cleaning agents at high pressure is used to remove dirt, mold, mildew and any other contaminants from the surface being cleaned.

Steps on How to Power Wash Your Fence

When you decide to clean and wash your f nice using a power washer follow these steps:

Use a power washer with water cleaner and pressure

Power washers are designed to clean surfaces quickly and easily, but it’s important that you use the right tool for the job. A regular garden hose will not provide enough pressure to remove grime from your fence, instead you need something more powerful. When using a pressure washer on your fence, use caution when setting up the machine so that it doesn’t get too close to objects or drywall nearby, because it can do damage if used incorrectly. As with any type of cleaning project involving chemicals, always wear protective clothing (such as rubber gloves) before getting started so that you don’t accidentally spill anything onto yourself while working.

Start at the top of the fence and use an even sweeping motion

When you want to start power washing, locate a section of your fence that is relatively flat and free of dirt. Begin at the top of this section and use an even sweeping motion to cover both sides of the fence. A power washer with a range of 1,500 and 3,000 PSI (pounds per square inch) is ideal for power washing your fence. Don’t spray too hard or too close to objects; this can result in damage over time. Also, when you’re sweeping across the fence, use a sweeping motion with a steady pressure. If you spray too hard or near things that could get wet (such as shrubs), they might get damaged by water pressure. Always be careful not to turn around too quickly while spraying; otherwise, you can accidentally hit yourself in the face with water pressure.

Do not spray things hard or close to them as it may damage them

Avoid spraying objects too close to them, doing this can result in damage to the object, especially the objects made of wood or metal. For example, if you are cleaning a fence, you might want to keep your spray gun about two feet away from the fence so that you don’t damage it with water pressure.

Don’t turn around too quickly while spraying with water, this may cause splattering

When spraying the fence with water, make sure that you don’t turn around too quickly or spray things hard or close to them. Also, keep in mind not to spray yourself with water and don’t get the ground too wet.

Be sure you are wearing appropriate clothing for the situation, including protective glasses and waterproof shoes

Wearing appropriate clothing and gadgets is very important before you start power washing your fence. You should wear protective glasses and waterproof shoes. Gloves are also recommended, as well as a hat to protect your face from splashes of water or chemicals.


After you have power washed your fence, be sure to rinse it off thoroughly with fresh water. Doing this helps remove grime and dirt that probably may have been left on your walls.

Trisha Mae Raymundo
Trisha Mae Raymundo

Senior Writer and Editor of The Home Spot.