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Ah, the power of power washing!

I knew the patio needed to be cleaned, but I had no idea how badly. My in-laws let me borrow their power washer and I set to work spraying it down this morning.

Patio Power Washing Therapy

Once I got everything hooked up correctly and figured out how to turn it on, things went smoothly. Well, as long as you don’t mind getting dirty. By the time I finished power washing the patio, I was covered in a thin film of mud from head to toe. But look at these results! So worth it.

Wow, the stairs were so dirty!

And I don’t know what exactly it is about cleaning projects like this that I find oddly therapeutic… just power washing the dirt away, one paver at a time, watching the colors change. Very satisfying, indeed.

Now my next patio project will be to re-level all the pavers that are sinking in and causing walking hazards. I’ve got the pebbles and sand. Just a little more DIY research to do first.

UPDATE June 2021: I’ve got some more “before and after” power washing photos for you. This tool is seriously useful for saving lots of money.

Our patio furniture and rug looked like it might need to be replaced. Not so after using the power washer on it! I got the idea to try this from a little googling: How To Clean A Rug With A Pressure Washer | Just Pressure Washers Now everything’s looking like new again:

Our playhouse had a dramatic transformation with the power washer too: