Make Homemade Pressure Washer Detergent

by jared

homemade pressure washing detergentPressure washer solution is available from many of the major home repair or home maintenance based stores, but it can be extremely expensive.  While the idea of a pressure washer is appealing for a wide variety of reasons, the idea of paying an arm and a leg for those benefits is something that’s not going to click for a lot of consumers.  If you have some major allergy issues around your home with pollen, mold, and other things sticking around you understand how having that pressure washer can really help you clean up the area.  They do wonders on grimy bathrooms, as well.  However, if you want to save yourself money you might want to look at making your own homemade pressure washer solution as opposed to spending an arm and a leg for what the big box stores are likely to ask you for.

Homemade pressure washer detergent can be just as effective as the really expensive brand name versions you find at Home Depot or other similar stores.  If you know how to make a good mixture, there’s no reason you can’t spend the money to do it yourself at home.  It won’t always be cheap, but many times it will be far less expensive than what the top of the line pressure washer solutions.

One popular and simple mixture is simple green and some laundry detergent or bleach for the outdoor spraying.  Other people swear by various combinations of laundry detergent with bleach as a general good all-purpose pressure washer solution.  Another popular recipe for homemade pressure washer detergent that comes up frequently for inside the house is mixing 1/3 cup powdered laundry detergent with 2/3 cup of powdered all purpose cleaner, and then mixing that with a gallon of water and one quart of liquid bleach.  This combination can be very powerful for use with a pressure washer, but make sure to always mix in an open and well ventilated area in addition to using all safety gear like goggles, rubber gloves, and disposable face masks.  Safety should always come first.

When you’re making your own homemade detergent for a pressure washer, it’s important to find a mixture that doesn’t irritate your eyes or skin and is strong enough to get the job done without lingering in the air too long.  No one likes the smell of bleach six hours after cleaning time, and your experience over time will help you learn what mixtures work best and how much to apply.  One helpful tip: when you’re mixing your pressure washer solution at home make sure to pay attention to foam or bubbles at the top.  This can cause issues with spraying, so you need to make sure those die down in the mixture before you go to work.

There are many different recipes for a wide variety of homemade pressure washer detergents and it never hurts to ask around to see if any of your friends or acquaintances has a recipe they find most useful.  Forums are another great place to get advice on this topic or to get advice on the exact quantities to mix to get a stronger or weaker version depending on what your specific ventilation and cleaning needs require.

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