Rubber, dirt, and oil are all enemies
of your driveway. The entrance way of your home should be as inviting
as your home itself. As you drive you will collect all sorts of
unmentionable road debris, depositing it onto your driveway. Your
kids may play here and you will certainly track this scum right
into your home. Instead of spending hours with a broom and hose
try a commercial quality pressure washer. Our 13HP
Honda pressure washer could easily save you hours of unnecessary
scrubbing and your back. Using a chemical
can also reduce the amount of time you spend caring for your driveway.
Concrete driveways will require the most PSI with a recommended
minimum off 2400 PSI. Your water volume GPM is also an important
factor; this is what carries the loose dirt away. Keep in mind a
larger machine with more PSI and GPM will significantly shorten
you cleaning time. Asphalt and other driveway surfaces may require
less pressure than concrete. You may want test you power in an inconspicuous
area prior to completing your entire driveway.
Start by removing cars,
toys, and anything else that may get in your way. You can pretreat
oil stained areas with our 532
concrete cleaner, being sure to follow all directions. The most
effective spray tip will be your 15° tip giving you a good impact.
Connect your machine to the appropriate water supply and then turn
your machine on. Start pressure washing at the highest point of
your drive way, which will usually be next to your house or garage,
this will allow dirty water
to flow away from you house. Using overlapping strokes continue
down your drive way until you have removed those years of build
up. Certain areas may require more time than others depending on
the amount of buildup. Give your driveway a final rinse and allow
to dry 24-48 hours before applying any sealers or paint.
Pressure Washing Tips Overview
- 0° Spray Tip – RED - This tip is
not recommended for wood applications, its
stream of water is to narrow and concentrated. This tip would
be ideal for concrete, and metal.
- 15° Spray Tip – YELLOW - This tip
is a heavy duty cleaning or stripping tip. You
can use this tip for cleaning concrete, loose paint, and driveways.
- 25° Spray Tip – GREEN - This tip
is for general washing purposes. You will find yourself using
this tip for your deck, siding, and your car.
- 40° Spray Tip – WHITE - This tip
has the least amount of impact. The white tip is great for rinsing,
cleaning out your gutters, and other sensitive jobs.
NOTICE: Amazing Machinery and/or the author of
any listed instructions on this website are in no way and/or can
not be held responsible for any damage and/or injury to any person,
pressure washer, or property being pressure washed by anyone attempting
to perform the recommendations contained herein. Always read the
product manual and use your pressure washer in a safe manner.
If you were not able to find the answer
you were looking for in this section call Amazing Machinery at 1-800-504-7435
to speak with one of our experienced pressure washing staff members.