Pressure Washing Your Deck, Balconies, And Porches? Things You Should Consider!


If you have plans on making your exterior look extravagant or just a more welcoming area to be, you may want to consider preparing it for success.

Preparation is key to making any home exterior a successful project for you and your family.

Why should you take our advice? We were featured alongside some of the top exterior cleanings and pressure washing companies throughout the nation on Redfin’s Blog to share about Small Apartment Balcony Ideas: 10 Tips for These Tiny Spaces.

In the article, the top experts pitch in their best advice for making decorating your deck a seamless experience.

When it comes to decorating a deck, you’ll need to pressure wash it and if you can successfully power wash your deck the correct way, it makes it much easier for you to apply the same concept to clean many other exterior areas around your beautiful property.

Pressure Washing Deck


Know Your Deck’s Material

Pressure washing a deck requires extensive knowledge of cleaning different types of surfaces. Common types of deck materials are concrete, wood, and composite (a combination of wood fibers and plastic)

Most homeowners and property owners are led to believe that all you need to do is rent or buy a cheap pressure washer and just go at cleaning the surface as if you had a magical eraser.

Little do they know that spending hours scrubbing with a brush is not fun and it doesn’t always get the job done. This can result in poor results and long-term damages that can ruin the aesthetic of your deck over time.


Professional Help Is Always Recommended!

If you’re the type of person who wants to get things done yourself but doesn’t want to invest in the equipment or knowledge required for professional-quality results, it’s best to consult a professional. Here’s an article where you can learn some pointers on what to look for when hiring a pressure washing professional.

Trained and Certified Pressure Washing Professionals

Pressure washing the exterior seems like an easy task to take on, most surfaces end up being damaged due to poor treatment and lack of cleaning knowledge.

We are a team of certified pressure-washing professionals who deeply understand the equipment’s functions and know the appropriate nozzle for different cleaning applications.  Fully aware of the safety guidelines and environment-friendly practices.

Access to the Right Pressure Washer for the Job

As we’ve mentioned previously, all homes are different, they’re all built differently with vastly different styles and materials. We have access to the right tools and techniques for safely cleaning your deck, balcony, or porch without damaging it in any way.

Pressure washers come in different sizes and power, so it is important that you get one that is suitable for the project. If your deck or balcony has been neglected for years, it may require a more powerful model than if you were just cleaning up after last weekend’s barbecue party.

The next thing you’ll need is a pressure washer wand. This is the long, flexible hose that attaches to your pressure washer and allows you to reach all areas of your deck. They come in different lengths, so you’ll want one that is long enough but not too long that it will get tangled up easily.

Right Soap and Cleaning Solution for Your Deck

For cleaning decks, balconies, and porch areas that are made out of wood, we would use soaps and chemicals that are healthy and safe for wood surfaces while at the same time using a pressure washing method that releases very soft pressure to prevent any fuzzing on the wood surface.

For hard surfaces such as brick, concrete, or stones, we’ve studied and systematically measured the level of hardness each of these hard surfaces has. We are then able to mix a proper blend of detergents and chemicals that will clean these surfaces with ease. Usually, harder surfaces will be much more forgiving when you decide to use a high-pressure washing method. Concrete may also need special treatment before being cleaned as well since they tend not to hold up well against abrasive cleaners like soap or detergent water mixes used in pressure washers

More importantly, we make sure that the detergent is biodegradable and will not cause any damage to our environment.

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Your deck, balconies, or porches are part of your exterior that the guests see first when they arrive. Make sure that they always look their best especially if you are planning to host a gathering or party.

However, if you wish to DIY that you’ll spend time, money, and dedication to the craft of exterior cleaning, make sure that you know what type of material your home’s exterior is made out of so that you don’t damage it with pressure washing. 

We highly advise you to always seek professional help as it will save you more time, headache, and money in the long run. Not only that but it’ll be a wise investment decision for the longevity of your property. Effective cleaning promotes durability and preservation of your property over time rather than seeking a temporary, quick solution.

If you want to save time and are not sure how to clean your deck, balcony, or porch area? Full Color Cleaners provides professional power washing in Austin, TX. You can call us at (512) 883-2807 for a free estimate and let us do the cleaning for you!

Ben and Chi the owners of Full Color Cleaners


About the Author

Benjamin Nguyen, owner of Full Color Cleaners LLC, has garnered significant recognition for his company’s exemplary services in window cleaning and pressure washing, making them one of the Top Rated Exterior Cleaning companies in Austin, TX. Full Color Cleaners commendations are not only from renowned platforms like Yelp, Yellow Pages, and Super Pages but also include prestigious recognitions as one of the “10 Best Austin Window Washers” by and “Best Window Washing Services in Austin” by Beyond this, Benjamin’s expertise extends to specialized areas such as soft washing, roof washing, and Christmas Lights Installation, with the latter backed by his membership in CLIPA. His dedication to continuous learning is evident through his annual certifications and affiliations with Pressure Washing School and Expert Safety Services. Notably, Benjamin’s commitment to excellence in exterior cleaning is further solidified by his status as an F9 Authorize Handler, showcasing his proficiency in handling commercial chemicals.

One of the pivotal moments in Benjamin’s career trajectory was his association with the Home Service Business Coaching (HSBC) Program, steered by David James Moerman. Under David’s mentorship, Benjamin honed his business acumen, propelling Full Color Cleaners to its current stature as one of Austin’s top-rated window cleaning and pressure washing enterprises. David Moerman, a successful entrepreneur himself, has publicly endorsed Benjamin’s dedication and vision for his business. For those seeking to connect with Benjamin or learn more about Full Color Cleaners, he maintains an active presence on LinkedInInstagramFacebookYelp, and Indeed.

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