Cost to Pressure Wash Siding
Find the average cost to pressure wash siding yourself compared with hiring a house cleaning service. Use your ZIP Code to adjust the cost to where you live so you can decide to do it yourself or hire a pro to do the job. Learn what to consider and the steps involved.
Most people are amazed at the difference a good old-fashioned scrubbing can make to exterior siding darkened by dirt and mildew. Just about anyone can rent a pressure washer and clean the siding so that it looks almost new.
The charge for pressure washing the exterior of a 1,200-square-foot house from a building cleaning service or painting contractor is $377. You can do it yourself for the cost of renting a pressure washer and non-polluting detergent. A gas-powered washer rated as 1,200psi, which means that it delivers 1,200 pounds per square inch of water and detergent, costs $160 to rent for a couple of days. The washer has a wand with an adjustable spray nozzle that attaches to a garden house. You'll pocket an 57 percent saving by doing the job yourself.
You'll need a ladder, garden hose and plastic drop cloths to protect shrubbery. If your house is two stories, plan to spend more to rent scaffolding, so that you can work on the upper level of the house safely.
For best results, work from the bottom of the house up so that streaks of dirty water don't stain the siding below. Begin washing on the shady side of the house, following the sun, so it doesn't dry too quickly.
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National Average Cost
Pressure Wash Siding
- DIY 31%
- PRO 69%