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Power Washing Brick, Cement & Wood + GIVEAWAY

  • October 12, 2016
  • By Sabine
Power Washing Brick, Cement & Wood + GIVEAWAY

***This post is sponsored by Greenworks Tools. All opinions are 100% mine.***

I was busy last weekend. Very busy. I found my new favorite tool and I couldn’t stop using it. I power washed cement, brick and wood using the Greenworks Tools  1600 PSI Electric Pressure Washer,  which blasted through grime and stains and restored the surfaces.

The main reason I needed a pressure washer was for this section of my driveway. A few months back, I spray painted a piece of furniture. I covered the surface well (or so I thought) but paint got on it and looked really bad.

The pressure washer cut through all the paint stains. I was so thrilled with the results.

It also got rid of the green, dingy stuff.

Here’s my AC unit before and after. Keep in mind, I didn’t need to use any chemicals… only water and pressure.

pressure washer

I had never used a pressure washer before, but hooking up this little machine was super simple.

I connected the garden hose to the pressure washer intake.

pressure washer

You can choose from two spray tips. The green narrow tip provides strong pressure and is perfect for removing dirt and grime from surfaces.

The white wide tip creates the widest area of cleaning with relatively low pressure. This tip is great for cleaning delicate surfaces such as windows and cars. I connected the high pressure hose to the machine and pressure washer gun. Once that was done, I turned on the water and ran the water hose for 30 seconds with the motor in OFF position. This helped drain air from the tank and lines.

IMPORTANT: Make sure water outlet is ON before turning power on to avoid damage to the pump.

Besides the paint splatter, I didn’t know my driveway was dirty until I started power washing. I was so impressed, I couldn’t stop cleaning. My advice, wear old clothes as you will get wet and dirty. I even had dirt all over my face.

But it’s ok because my walkway now looks clean and inviting.

Power washing the deck board by board made a huge difference.

The Greenworks Pressure Washer comes with a detergent tank, which allows you to add a cleaning solution to pressure. As I said earlier, I didn’t need any extra chemicals. Water and pressure worked together like a charm.

Sometimes you don’t even notice how dirty things are until you power wash.

pressure washer

This machine is pretty impressive. Amazing, I tell you. It’s really a satisfying feeling to watch the gunk blow away.

I love that this pressure washer is not bulky and I can move it around by myself. It’s also quiet and easy to store.  I love the trigger handle which has a gripping surface that provides added control of the spray wand and helps reduce fatigue in your hands.

The Greenworks 1600 PSI Electric Pressure Washer did everything it was supposed to do. My deck, brick and cement are clean. I didn’t need a more powerful gas machine. Also, I’m fan on electric equipment. The cord doesn’t bother me at all.

I’m very happy with my Greenworks Electric Mower. I bought it in March of this year and have used it once or twice per week. The mower is so light and powerful and I don’t have to deal with getting and pouring gasoline, sparks plugs, pulling to start, loud noise, gasoline smells, etc. All I do is push a button.

Greenworks Tools has some of the best corded and cordless tools in the industry. To learn more about their products, visit greenworkstools.com.

I’m now sort of addicted to this pressure washer. Next weekend I’ll be washing the windows.

Fall is a great time to power wash your deck, outdoor furniture, siding, playground equipment, etc. You don’t want a layer of snow trap algae, dirt and leaves on your house. That’s why the nice folks at Greenworks are giving one lucky reader the chance to win this awesome pressure washer.

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***Post contains affiliate links.***

By Sabine, October 12, 2016
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  • Paul
    October 12, 2016

    OK. This is something I really need. Living in the woods provides lots of benefits and lots of tree sap, green house exterior algae, leaf residue, etc. Thank you Sabine. I want to buy one of these now.

  • sabines
    October 12, 2016

    Paul, this little machine would be perfect for you. It cleans everything. Hope you entered the giveaway.

  • Samantha
    October 13, 2016

    Living in Florida we have a lot of mildew from the humid weather and rain all summer. I used to have white pavers in the back yard lol….they are black right now…..I really need to invest in a pressure washer. Your project made a dramatic difference, especially the driveway and path….I guess the hard part would be knowing when to stop….I’d want to pressure wash everything!

    • sabines
      October 14, 2016

      Samantha, this pressure washer is my favorite power tool now. It’s addicting and sort of therapeutic to see the dirt wash away. Every homeowner should have one. Renting one for a day (Home Depot charges $80 for the day) costs almost as much as buying one.

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