Decks, cars, fences, stucco and virtually anything else that requires a lower cleaning approach benefit from this nozzle. For a gentler option, the rotating deck cleaning nozzle creates a wider jet to thoroughly clean more sensitive, porous surfaces such as wooden decks and fences. More often, the cleaner has to stay on the deck for a short time to break down the embedded contaminants. However, please do not use the rotating brush with this tip, as it will lift the wood fiber, creating a rough surface.

Various pressure washers come with different nozzle tips for you to choose from.

What tip should you use to pressure wash a deck?

When cleaning a deck, set your pressure washer to a low to medium setting to make sure you don’t damage your wood. Make sure you also wear safety glasses in case the pressure washer throws particles into your eyes. If you use it with too much blasting pressure or placing the tip too close to the surface of your deck, you can etch the wood deeply and cause the fibers to splinter. The goal when sweeping a deck with a pressure washer is to remove the dirt without pressure points.

Which psi pressure washer do I need to remove a deck?

To clean your deck, you must apply a pressure of between 1300 and 2300 per square inch (PSI). More than this can damage the deck, paint, paint, and stains. Walk over stubborn mildew or other stains a few times instead of increasing pressure or trying to scrub the wood heavily. Compared to high pressure gas cleaners, electrically powered devices are generally quieter, require less maintenance, and are also affordable. The right nozzle type gives you a variety of spray angles and pressures to remove paint from the surface.

However, if you have a very hard wood and want to use a PSI of almost 1500, it’s a good idea to turn to professional painters.