Step 3: Power Rinse

rinse off the cleaning solution with the pressure washer
Photo: Kristine Larsen
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• Wait at least 15 minutes, then rinse off the solution completely using a garden hose or a pressure washer with a 40-degree fan nozzle. Hold the pressure-washer wand no closer than 6 to 8 inches from the wood. The spray should span the width of one board and hit the surface at a 45-degree angle. Move steadily, rinsing one board at a time.

Warning: Never let the wand halt in one place while the spray is on.
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    Tools List

    • synthetic brush
      Synthetic filament brush
    • scrub brush
      Stiff, chemical resistant brush
    • Whisk Broom
      Broom
    • Power washer

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