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What is the ideal PSI for cleaning a wood deck?

500-1000 PSI
27%
1000-1500 PSI
15%
1500-2000 PSI
14%
2000-2500 PSI
16%
2500-3000 PSI
9%
3000-3500 PSI
11%
Not sure
5%
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Question: What is the ideal PSI for cleaning a wood deck?
Top Answer (27% of 85 votes): 500-1000 PSI.

Answer: 3000-3500 PSI
Explanation: Strong enough to remove mold,dirt and mildew but not strong enough to open up the wood to much. Opening up the wood to much will shorten the life of the wood
SOUTHERN EXTERIORS
Answer: 500-1000 PSI
Explanation: For woods that are softer and more weathered and aged the lower PSI is recommended but for new and less weathered lumber a higher PSI around 1300 is recommended. This keeps the wood from splintering.
Prestige Power Washing, LLC
Answer: 500-1000 PSI
Explanation: For softer woods you would want to use 500-600 PSI, but for harder woods you would use 1200-1500 PSI.
M&E Power Washing
ProMatcher
Answer: 3000-3500 PSI
Explanation: The only problem with this is if it is not done right with someone with a lot of experience they can splinter the wood and damage it
Professional Pressure Washing
Answer: 500-1000 PSI
Explanation: Start off with a lower pressure of 500 to 600 psi for soft wood like cedar or pine. For harder woods a range of 1200 to 1500 psi maybe necessary to get the job done. However, staying under 1500 psi is ideal for not damaging a wood deck regardless of type of wood.
J & R Mobile Pressure Washing, LLC.
Answer: 1500-2000 PSI
Explanation: Depending on condition the vinyls are and what chemical you are using I recomend using under 2000 psi
Deepshine pressure cleaning
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: This is not something we provide.
Elite Window Washing
Answer: 2500-3000 PSI
Explanation: You need the right psi to clean wood but you also have to be careful because you can create permanent damage to the wood surface.
Jackson Services
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: You want to use a very low pressure
buffalopressurwashing
ProMatcher
Answer: 1000-1500 PSI
Explanation: Use as low a pressure as possible while still being effective; Pressure for soft wood like cedar or pine should be at about 500 psi to 600 psi, harder woods may go higher but no more that 1200-1500 psi
One Man Army Pressure Cleaning
Answer: 2500-3000 PSI
Explanation: Again there are several ways to control pressure, type of tip.distance from the material.
Brightway Window Cleaning & Powerwashing
Answer: 2000-2500 PSI
Explanation: You don't need a lot of psi do to a job
Shafer's Pressure Washing
ProMatcher
Answer: 1000-1500 PSI
Explanation: Condition of the wood, deck board type and any coatings should also be considered when adjusting your equipment to the desired PSI.
Touchstone Exteriors, LLC
Answer: 500-1000 PSI
Explanation: What is the same as vinyl siding it's very soft and porous using the correct cleaner with very low pressure you can get your wood cleaner than you could normally then power washing
Cleaner Solutions Power Washing LLC
Answer: 500-1000 PSI
Explanation: It depends on the condition of deck.
Seymour Clearly
ProMatcher
Answer: 1500-2000 PSI
Explanation: Just get off the top layer and stain
Hood Technologies Fire Safety I nc
Answer: 1500-2000 PSI
Explanation: This needs to be a lower psi and done with the grain of the wood.
All Washed Up 4 You
Answer: 1500-2000 PSI
Explanation: There are 2 different woods in decking, hard (which is darker) & soft (which is lighter in color). Pressure washing with to much PSI is when "splitting" occurs in the deck boards. Once this happens the boards will be potentially ruined for good. Also do not use a short back & forth motion, start at one end of the board and go to the next seam before stopping. This will prevent stop.start lines from appearing.
AAA Power Washers Inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: 500-1000 PSI
Explanation: It really depends on the decking, for softer woods I would not go above 600, for a harder wood such as oak I would say 1000psi is safely within range.
R&N Environmental
Answer: 1500-2000 PSI
Explanation: I Use 3000 psi , I have Different Tips For Different Jobs
DDJ Mobile Pressure Washing and Car Washing, Detailing inc.
Answer: 2000-2500 PSI
Explanation: Decks normally require a softer wash.
Southside Mobile Pressure Washing & Auto Detailing
ProMatcher
Answer: 1500-2000 PSI
Explanation: Tok much pressure will splinter the wood
Cutt-N-Crew
Answer: 2000-2500 PSI
Explanation: Depending on the type of wood it's always better to more gentle with the care as to keep the life of the wood longer.
Jani-Serv, Inc.
Answer: 2000-2500 PSI
Explanation: dont want to splinter
2 POWERWASH GUYS
ProMatcher
Answer: 500-1000 PSI
Explanation: Low pressure works great on decking with solutions
Nutley Power Wash
Answer: 1000-1500 PSI
Explanation: You still must be careful because to much pressure can damage soft wood and leave marks
Stay Ready Commercial Clean
Answer: 1000-1500 PSI
Explanation: 1000-1500 psi is great for cleaning decks but you have got to pay attention to how far you need to keep the nozzle a way from the surface.......even these pressures can and will cause damage. It is best to soft wash your deck !!!
Building Wash NC
ProMatcher
Answer: 1000-1500 PSI
Explanation: To much pressure on wood it will peal and you get what looks like worms.
Saul Reyes Contracting.
Answer: 1500-2000 PSI
Explanation: Variance of pressure depending on what the customer wants. Do they want to prep for staining or cleaning the deck.
Hood Technologies
Answer: 1000-1500 PSI
Explanation: All you need is 1500 psi and some simple green to remove dirt mold melded and other
Garys deck
ProMatcher
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