Step outside of your home.
Go to the street.
Look at the sidewalks, driveway, siding, and your patio.
They are all filthy exterior surfaces that need to be power washed.
You clean the inside of your home, now it’s time to power wash filthy exterior surfaces to improve curb appeal.
But wait, there’s more (if I sound like a commercial, it’s supposed to!)
All the filthy dirt outside tracks inside, so stop the madness!
You won’t believe your before and after, so keep your phone handy and take a photo of Before and After power washing!
As we all know, I have my favorite line of outdoor and indoor tools for all my DIY’s and I am going to show you why I’m crushing on them again!
Now it’s time to remove the moss, dirt, mold, scum, bird doo-doo.
Actually, it’s time to remove whatever else is attached to the cement, asphalt, and siding.
Are you ready to Scrub-a-dub-dub because you can power wash filthy exterior surfaces and make them clean?
Power Wash Filthy Exterior Surfaces
My project is sponsored by RYOBI, opinions, images, and stories are my own, based on using and adoring RYOBI Brand Outdoor Tools.
I am sharing my new RYOBI 3100 PSI Pressure Washer with you and some of my curb appeal projects!
Would you believe that the outside of your home is dirty?
Consider the fact that all of the elements of weather come into contact with it then you might agree.
Power washing is one of my favorite DIY projects to tackle.
That said, it’s about safety first and of course, using the best of equipment to tackle the job.
I used an RYOBI 3100 PSI Pressure Washer.
Power Wash Filthy Exterior Surfaces to Improve Curb Appeal
Improve Curb Appeal.
What exactly does that little statement mean?
Does it mean to rip out all the shrubs, weed?
Or maybe it means to edge the front sidewalk, or paint your mailbox?
Perhaps it’s your garage door that needs to be painted and updated?
Don’t forget about those eyesores a.k.a. utility boxes they too may need a makeover!
Whatever it is, curb appeal shows the world, a reflection of you.
What exactly is your reflection sharing?
Power Wash Filthy Exterior Surfaces like your Sidewalks
Your sidewalks take a beating from the weather, the birds, and their little packages after eating and of course your yard work.
Hosing a sidewalk off really helps, but it does not get to the core of the dirt.
Instead, powerwash it.
I used my RYOBI Surface Cleaner which is hands-down the best tool attachment on a power washer I’ve ever used.
In fact, it’s kind of like vacuuming, at least the motions to move it are!
The proper name is RYOBI 3300-psi-15-in-surface-cleaner.
Can you say Game-Changer in power washing?
Check out THIS LINK to my Instagram Videos and you will see my RYOBI Power Washer in action.
Instead of using a spray nozzle, this simple allowed me to take 2 swipes, one on each side to get the job done.
The results are remarkable, don’t you agree?
Cleaning More and Getting Things More Eye-Friendly While you Power Wash Filthy Exterior Surfaces
Now, when I need direct cleaning on spots along the walls, or corners, I used my 5-in-1 pressure washer nozzle.
I might tell you that I had a lot of fun cleaning the crevices with this particular nozzle.
Yes, it really cleans and removes dirt, especially along the edges where you might not normally be able to get it all cleaned up!
Making Or Taking Away From Curb Appeal?
So many of our neighbors hired a guy to clean their siding, but, he often misses ‘spots’.
Now, that would drive me crazy, seeing one dirty piece and the rest clean.
What happens when your siding is dirty?
Or better yet, if the company that cleans it misses a spot, now you gotta call them back and risk being a PIA over ‘that spot!’
RYOBI offers an incredible 18-ft-pressure-washer–
Now, it’s not for those that have bad backs, I am going, to be honest.
The pole is heavier, yet all 5’2″ of me managed to fully extend the pole and scrub, albeit slow, I did it.
You have to balance yourself, stabilize your footing and have room to work, but it’s totally doable and a lot more gratifying.
Plus, when there is a spot that I really want to go over more than once since I am the person in charge, I go at it.
The pole extends easily by clamping and unclamping the clamps on the pole.
There are so many variations of height, that you can’t say, ‘I couldn’t get that spot’ because YOU CAN!
Underhangs, siding, it’s all easy to clean, you just need a little time.
Don’t Forget The Garage Door
Prepare For Everything Before You Start
One last thing, I will leave you with.
Always wear safety glasses, and I suggest a hat too (my hair got some nasty stuff blown up from the ground, lol!
Long sleeve shirts are best when working with the ‘spray back’ effect you might get and things you really don’t want on your skin (mold, growth on siding, dirt, etc.)
Jeans or work pants are best, again, you will be sprayed and anything that is being cleaned has the potential to mist you!
Consider a day when the sun is not beaming, as you might be looking up if you are cleaning the siding at the top of the house and the glare makes it hard.
Never use a pocket hose with a pressure washer, you WON’T Like the resulting happening to these hose at the end. (tried and true information)
My Overall Opinion of My RYOBI 3100 PSI Pressure Washer
As a petite 5′ 2″ woman working with a power washer, I’ll give you my personal insight.
First, starting this power washer does not require a tug of war.
Instead, it’s as simple as opening the fuel flow, pulling, and then moving the pin.
The only part I struggled with, and I struggle with this on every pressure washer I’ve ever used is getting the hose on and off.
Hosing is under the handle, yet not under the washer.
It’s in an awkward spot, but it has to be.
So my challenge is on me and my dexterity, not the pressure washer.
Since this uses GAS there’s no need to worry about electricity and plugging in, so you can go as far as your strong garden hose lets you.
I would choose this over and over.
The End ~ Dana Xo
More projects to share shortly and a full video… stay tuned.