Is your driveway very dirty? Would you like a cleaner outdoor space? Well, pressure washing your driveway is what you are looking for! We’ll let you know how to properly clean your driveway. Your home will become more inviting and appealing in no time!

Gather Your Supplies

Here is everything you need for effective pressure washing:

  • Pressure washer;
  • Driveway cleaner or detergent;
  • Degreaser;
  • Safety goggles;
  • Gloves;
  • Protective clothing;
  • Broom;
  • Scrub brush;
  • Garden hose;
  • Extension cord (if needed).

Check that the pressure washer is working properly. Put on gloves and protective glasses. They will protect you while cleaning.

Prepare The Area For Cleaning

Prepare the surface before you start cleaning. That way pressure washing will become easier.

Move the cars away and sweep the debris. Apply some degreaser on any oil spots. Give the product ten to fifteen minutes to settle. Now that you have a neat space, cleaning will be simple.

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Connect Your Equipment

  • Attach the hose to the pressure washer. Use a narrow nozzle for extra effectiveness;
  • Connect the garden hose to the water supply;
  • Connect the pressure cleaner to the hose;
  • Plug the device in an electrical outlet;
  • Turn on the water supply;
  • Secure all connections to avoid any leaks or accidents.

Apply the Driveway Cleaner

Mix the cleaner with water. Make sure to follow the product’s instructions. Apply the solution with a detergent dispenser. Allow the cleaner to sit for the recommended time. Usually, it takes five to ten minutes. Cleaning stubborn stains and grime will now be simpler.

Start Pressure Washing

  1. Begin at one end of the driveway and work your way towards the other. Overlap your strokes to ensure even coverage;
  2. Hold the spray wand at a consistent distance. This way you will avoid damaging the driveway;
  3. Use a sweeping motion to clean the entire surface. Steadily move the spray wand back and forth;
  4. Pay special attention to any stubborn stains. Use a scrub brush to agitate the surface;
  5. Take your time to ensure thorough cleaning of the entire driveway.

Rinse Thoroughly

After cleaning, rinse away any remaining cleaner and debris. Change the nozzle’s setting to rinse. Start at one end of the driveway. Work until the whole area is rinsed. Rinsing the driveway removes any cleaner residue. It also produces clean, streak-free finish.

Allow the Area to Dry

Before using the driveway for walking or driving, let it completely dry. Depending on the weather, drying times vary. Driveway use should ideally be limited to one full day. Children and dogs should avoid the area until it has fully dried. This will prevent stains from forming on the driveway while it’s still wet.

Bonus Tips For a Cleaner Driveway and Tools

Clean your equipment after use. Store it properly so you can use it for longer. Disconnect the pressure washer from both the power and water supply. Empty the pressure washer’s and the hose’s residual water.

Additionally, consider regular maintenance to keep your driveway looking its best.

  • Sweep the driveway regularly to remove debris;
  • Treat any new stains promptly. That way they will be easier to remove;
  • Clean your driveway frequently. This will keep it looking clean and well-maintained;


Keeping your driveway clean will improve the appearance of your home. Follow our advice and keep your driveway tidy at all times. So why wait? Grab your pressure washer and get started on transforming your driveway today!

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