Spring cleaning is in the air but let’s not forget about your barn. Whether you’re getting ready for a fresh coat of paint or just want to clear out dust and cobwebs, a pressure washer is the tool of the pros. Before moving onto the steps below, gather the following items:
- Pressure washer
- Masking tape
- Soap or detergent
Before you start
- Use the broom to brush off dust and large debris from the inside and outside of the structure. A good once over with the broom will do the trick here. If needed, climb up the ladder to get hard to reach spots and eaves.
- Kill the power on all of the electrical outlets.
- Close all windows and seal windows that don’t seem water-tight or have interior items near that can’t get wet.
- Setup the pressure washer with soapy warm water according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Set the wand to a low pressure.
- Designate the starting ‘side’ of the barn and, starting from the bottom, slowly pressure wash the entire side. Allow the cleaner to site on the barn’s siding for about 5 – 10 minutes.
- Remove the soap dispenser and set the wand to high pressure – Rinse the soapy side starting at the top