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What is the ideal PSI for cleaning a wood deck?

500-1000 PSI
26%
1000-1500 PSI
16%
1500-2000 PSI
13%
2000-2500 PSI
15%
2500-3000 PSI
8%
3000-3500 PSI
12%
Not sure
5%
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Question: What is the ideal PSI for cleaning a wood deck?
Top Answer (26% of 89 votes): 500-1000 PSI.

Answer: 500-1000 PSI
Explanation: Any more can damage and splinter the wood
Cooper Pressure Wash & Exterior Cleaning
Answer: 1000-1500 PSI
Explanation: About 1200 PSI cleans most woods without damage.
Amazing 20/20 Services
Answer: 1000-1500 PSI
Explanation: The pressure you need to wash your deck surface is rarely more than 1,500 pounds per square inch
Inviso Services
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 2000-2500 PSI
Explanation: The key to cleaning surfaces like wood is using proper chemical prior to cleaning and using proper wand distance from surface being cleaned.
Ultimate power washing systems
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 500-1000 PSI
Explanation: In general, you want to use the losest effective PSI so you don't harm the wood.
Wildcat Pressure Washing
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 1000-1500 PSI
Explanation: The pressure you need to wash your deck surface is rarely more than 1500 pounds per square inch (PSI). This is still enough pressure to do damage to soft wood, and enough pressure to leave lap marks on most composite decking. Remember: less is more when it comes to pressure washing.
Pro Clean
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 1500-2000 PSI
Explanation: It is important to use the proper psi when cleaning a wood deck to avoid splintering and other damage. The desired range is 1500-2000 psi. Remember to keep the wand at least 10 inches from the surface when cleaning.
Porter’s Powerwashing
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 500-1000 PSI
Explanation: Wood, just like vinyl siding, requires the proper cleaning agents to be applied, allowed to dwell for the correct time, and followed with a high volume LOW pressure rinse. Applying too much pressure to wood surfaces can leave imprints and rough the surface.
Rak Doc's Pressure Washing, LLC
ProMatcher
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.
Answer: 3000-3500 PSI
Explanation: Wood is pores
Hallelujah mobile detail & pressure washing
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 1000-1500 PSI
Explanation: Just don't use the jet tip or the one next to it, not to sure what the degree # is and you'll be good on cleaning.
A. ESCALANTE'S PRESSURE WASHIN
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 500-1000 PSI
Explanation: Wood requires a lower PSI as wood is a softer material that is subject to scarring and discoloration if higher PSI are used.
Full Throttle Pressure Washing
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 500-1000 PSI
Explanation: We usually are using something below 500
Hall County Pressure Wash
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: again I like my 3000 psi but its how I use it
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