You may have read or heard your neighbor say that you shouldn’t pressure wash your deck, because you can damage the wood fibers, or even scar the wood. That is very true! In the wrong hands a pressure washer can cause considerable damage to the integrity of the wood.
The pressure washer is a tool that is powerful enough to etch brick, but in the right hands it can also be gentle enough to wash siding or very soft wood. To avoid damaging deck wood (etching, splintering, fuzzing), incorporate the following pressure washing procedures:
A correct stroke with the grain of the wood takes practice to achieve adequate proficiency to avoid damaging wood. That is why we recommend using our pressure washing service to ensure zero damage on your deck.
The article is written by, and courtesy of deck professional, John Worth, owner of Deck Medic Lake Norman.