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    How to wash exterior surfaces


    What is better for exterior surfaces, a power wash or a soft wash and why? Does it depend on the nature of what needs to be cleaned and the speciifcs of the surface? Price-wise which is more costly? I’m just looking up to weigh up my options for now.

    Asked by asa on 28th Apr 2021
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    JR Property Maintenance

    "Hi there, you can adjust the power over power washes depending on what you are using it for"

    Answered on 9th Jun 2021 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    Apex Construction

    "Power wash is better but it still has it disadvantages. power washing can degrade a concrete surface. It all depends on what kind of surface you are washing."

    Answered on 1st May 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    WPG All Jobs

    "Hi there your defo better using the power washer get yourself a tube of brick cleaner aswell and if ur washing slabs or mono block remember to brush in kill and dry sand once the area is totally dry that is good luck"

    Answered on 1st May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    Au Faix

    "Really depends on the surface. I tend to use more power on masonry and a softer wash on wood. Plastic I use a power wash"

    Answered on 2nd May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    Forbes Logic - No Job To Small

    "Jet wash is the best option and it should be the cheapest option"

    Answered on 3rd May 2021 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    MH Building Services.

    "It all depends on what the surface is and what you are trying to clean off. A patio for example should be fine to pressure wash if it’s been laid correctly. Block paving can be cleaned with a special attachment for a pressure washer as using the wand will most likely blow all the sand out of the joints. For small stains use warm water and washing up liquid, diluted bleach, white vinegar or any one of the cleaning products available in most DIY shops. Try out on a inconspicuous area first to make sure it doesn’t effect the surface."

    Answered on 29th Apr 2021 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    Spartan building and maintenance services

    "It would depend on the type of Surface you was washing but I believe jet wash is better then most"

    Answered on 11th May 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    all locks limited & property maintenance

    "Depending on the type of surface you need to clean a jet wash machine with an adjustable head to regulate the pressure is the best way"

    Answered on 29th Apr 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Reach N Shine Property Maintenance Service

    Good evening soft washing is more effective as it will kill the green algae and weeds and will look better for a lot longer, power washing will be around the same cost but the effects will not last as long. Buy patio cleaner and do it yourself 4 to 1 mix with water in a watering can and brush to make sure all the area is covered and leave for 20 min and water off with a hose."

    Answered on 19th Sep 2021 - Member since Aug 2016 - report
    R W Home improvement

    "Hi I would need to know what is on the exterior surfaces as a soft wash would be ok for softer stuff on surfaces but then if its hard or been on for a long time like mould or paint but a power wash is a great way to get things of but if its a painted area then it may need repainting so this would be expensive quickest way is power wash so i would say cost soft wash I would say would be the most expensive and time consuming I hope that helps"

    Answered on 29th Apr 2021 - Member since May 2017 - report

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