How to Power Wash Driveway
Power washing your driveway is not a difficult task and can easily be completed as a DIY project. As long as you have the relevant equipment needed to give it a good wash, you can easily wash and protect your driveway yourself. The following steps explain how to pressure wash your driveway.
The first thing you need to do is make sure you are using the correct relevant equipments.
PPE (Goggles, Gloves, Hear plugs, Water proof clothes and safety shoes or better to wear wellingtons), Jet wash with correct accessories, detergents, brooms and sand/sealer be ready.
Prepare your driveway and the surrounding area ready for pressure washing.
Begin by cleaning up any debris, loosing small things, leaves using a large broom. If your driveway is close to any walls, doors, or fencing panels that may become damaged by flying debris, so be sure cleaning up before beginning the driveway clean.
Degreasing the driveway.
A degreaser will help to break up any stubborn stains that may have developed on your driveway. Certain pressure washers include a special attachment tool that can be used to degrease.
If your pressure washer doesn’t have this tool, you can use a broom or a stiff brush to scrub away the stubborn stains.
Prepare the pressure washer ready for completing the cleaning.
You will need to make sure your pressure washer has the right nozzle attached for washing your driveway. If you are unsure which is the correct nozzle, check the instruction manual. Every model of pressure washer is different, so be sure to follow the guidelines as given in your instruction manual. Once your pressure washer is filled with detergent…
…You should start washing the higher end of your driveway so that the water flows down the driveway.
Point the spraying wand at the surface of your driveway and sweep back and forth with the detergent. Once your driveway is fully covered, allow the detergent to soak for around 20-30 minutes.
Once the detergent has been left to soak, it’s now time to rinse it off. Using the high-pressure wand tip, use the rinse mode on your pressure washer and repeat the same pattern used to apply the detergent.
This should wash any detergent and stains from your driveway. If you have heavy stains, spend more time on these areas as this will put more pressure on the stains.
Once your driveway has been cleaned, let it dry completely so that it can be resand and sealed.
Sanding: Dry kiln sand use large soft broom.
Sealing: use paint roller and follow the directions as given on the packaging.
Once the sealer has been applied, wait at least 24 hours before driving on it.
Once all of these steps have been completed, you are done with your driveway clean, and it should look wonderfully fresh, clean, and stain-free.