There’s a part of us, deep down, that instinctively feels good whenever we see a mess tidied up or something dirty being cleaned. It’s all part of our innate desire to turn chaos into order. Right up there with accidental symmetry and fractals and when things line up perfectly in a photo, is none other than pressure washing which our perfectionist souls find oh-so-satisfying to watch.

The before-and-after photos from power washing projects are too good not to share, so Bored Panda has collected some of the best ones to make you go ‘mmm’ and ‘oh fudge, yes’ and think about what parts of your home or back yard need a good, long, hard, symmetrical clean.

If you’re anything like us, some of these pics will have calmed your OCD down, so give the images you enjoyed the most an upvote. Was this list too short for you? Then you’ll want to check out our previous posts about pressure and power washing here and here. Enjoy!

(One note of warning: if you use a pressure washer, follow the instructions carefully; do not use it to wash animals or other people, no matter how dirty they may have gotten.)

#1

Not Power Washing, But Too Good Not To Share

Not Power Washing, But Too Good Not To Share

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 weeks ago (edited)

So that is what “it’s fleece was white as snow” means lol. I have never seen a real lamb/sheep that white before.

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#2

That's Imperial Castle In My Hometown Poznań. It Looks Way Better After Cleaning

That's Imperial Castle In My Hometown Poznań. It Looks Way Better After Cleaning

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Anne
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2 weeks ago

I also like the new signage, much more modest and fitting to such a beautiful building

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#3

Roommates Thought The Sink Was Permanently Stained. I Got Bored In Quarantine And Proved Them Wrong

Roommates Thought The Sink Was Permanently Stained. I Got Bored In Quarantine And Proved Them Wrong

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 weeks ago

That would have taken a s**t load of elbow grease and some strong chemical.

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Bored Panda reached out to Stephen, a Dublin-based power washer who runs The Powerwash Man service (does exactly what it says on the tin!). "Everyone, from kids to older people enjoy watching our videos," he told us about the fact that people love looking at pressure washing videos and photos. "I think this may be because satisfaction is nearly instantaneous, seeing the results before your eyes. And with the ease of the power washer it is so satisfying."

Stephen also revealed how the Covid-19 pandemic affected the power washing industry in Dublin. "With Covid this year, it's thrown everyone off. We've seen a difference from last year. At first, we were just ticking by, but as people were at home, business actually went up. I'd say, as customers were looking at the dirt and grime everyday, they decided to get their power washing done," he gave us his take about the ups and downs of the business during the pandemic.

"We had to approach how we dealt with customers differently, as I love to shake a customer's hand at the start, tell them who I am and have the chats. This year, I find I'm not engaging the same as in the past due to Covid, but I'm sure we'll be back to normal soon."

#4

Power Washed Patio Then Built A Canopy

Power Washed Patio Then Built A Canopy

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Raine Soo
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2 weeks ago

Good job! I wish that I were this ambitious.

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#5

Feast Your Eyes, You Power Washing Freaks

Feast Your Eyes, You Power Washing Freaks

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Capelli rosa e patate
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Beautiful!

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#6

A Building Janitor In France Trying To Give A Smile For The Residents During The Lockdown

A Building Janitor In France Trying To Give A Smile For The Residents During The Lockdown

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Raine Soo
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2 weeks ago

That view would definitely put a smile on my face.

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Ralph Ryback, writing on Psychology Today, links our desire for organization and cleanliness to the fact that our bodies are well-organized and well-regulated even on an atomic level.

“It wouldn’t be surprising, then, if the reason we crave symmetry and cleanliness in our homes is to mirror the organization within our very own bodies. Neatness and order support health—and oppose chaos,” he explains.

Whether or not that’s the case, tidiness and cleanliness are essential parts of being a grownup. By keeping our homes neat, we improve our health and we also stay fit because we’re on the move doing chores. It’s an essential part of living a high-quality life. So the next time you’re asked to take out the trash, do it with a smile. Or tell your partner that you’d gladly switch chores with them if they’ll let you power wash the patio.

We might not have a power washer at home, but guess who’ll be doing the dishes with a grin on their face today?

#7

I'll Finish Washing The Fence Tomorrow. But Until Then...

I'll Finish Washing The Fence Tomorrow. But Until Then...

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Johnny Rodriguez
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2 weeks ago

Fency..

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#8

Picasso On Driveway. Dirt, Water, Power Washed Concrete. Me. 2020

Picasso On Driveway. Dirt, Water, Power Washed Concrete. Me. 2020

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Raine Soo
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2 weeks ago

That is incredible. I love it.

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#9

Picked Up This Old Concrete Park Table As A Freebie. Had To Take The Power Cleaner To It. Apologies About The Cat, He’s An Exhibitionist

Picked Up This Old Concrete Park Table As A Freebie. Had To Take The Power Cleaner To It. Apologies About The Cat, He’s An Exhibitionist

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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2 weeks ago

I'd probably never have noticed the cat until you mentioned him.

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#10

Looks Almost Like Fresh Paint

Looks Almost Like Fresh Paint

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 weeks ago

What an interesting set of stairs.

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#11

Power Washed For The Very First Time, Thought You Guys Would Enjoy

Power Washed For The Very First Time, Thought You Guys Would Enjoy

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aw man i'm all outta cash
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2 weeks ago

And you even revealed a person underneath the dirt.

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#12

Pressure Wash The Driveway She Said

Pressure Wash The Driveway She Said

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Did you have fun?

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#13

I Told My Wife I Was Taking Pictures For My Friends On The Internet. She Said "They're Not Your Friends"

I Told My Wife I Was Taking Pictures For My Friends On The Internet. She Said "They're Not Your Friends"

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Charley
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2 weeks ago

We are.

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#14

Half Way There

Half Way There

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Remi Flynne
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Pretty slabs. Unfortunately, mostnpeople don't realise that you do have to be very careful not to remove the mortar when power washing. Can make the patio unstable. So far these photos look like they have had the balance right... until this one.

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#15

Now We Won’t Slip Going Down The Stairs

Now We Won’t Slip Going Down The Stairs

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Valor
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2 weeks ago

wait those were supposed to be red?

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#16

I Didn’t Even Know We Had Multi-Colored Tiles

I Didn’t Even Know We Had Multi-Colored Tiles

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JiminKimLip7
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2 weeks ago

Now you know!

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#17

Very Dirty Tractor From Fall

Very Dirty Tractor From Fall

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Did somebody order a new tractor.

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#18

Customers' Patio Area That I Cleaned Recently

Customers' Patio Area That I Cleaned Recently

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Brett
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2 weeks ago

Amazing transformation!

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#19

My Husband Bought Me A Power Washer For Mother’s Day. I Wasn’t Thrilled At First, But Now I Can’t Be Happier

My Husband Bought Me A Power Washer For Mother’s Day. I Wasn’t Thrilled At First, But Now I Can’t Be Happier

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ADHORTATOR
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2 weeks ago

He knows his wife

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#20

Before And After My First Wash Job

Before And After My First Wash Job

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Purr·maid
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2 weeks ago

Those steps are like night & day.

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#21

16 Years Of Neglect vs. 3200 PSI Pressure Wash

16 Years Of Neglect vs. 3200 PSI Pressure Wash

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IlovemydogShilo
Community Member
2 weeks ago

It really says “Welcome Home “now.

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#22

Got This Table For Free Today

Got This Table For Free Today

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Purr·maid
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Well now you've got a brand new table. Enjoy!

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#23

When I Mentioned Starting A Pressure Washing Business, People Laughed, Shrugged It Off, Or Claimed There Is No Money In It. Four Years Later, I’m So Glad I Did

When I Mentioned Starting A Pressure Washing Business, People Laughed, Shrugged It Off, Or Claimed There Is No Money In It. Four Years Later, I’m So Glad I Did

Moral of the story - don’t listen to the people who haven’t accomplished anything. Find a positive mentor and chase that dream.

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Candace Fitzpatrick
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2 weeks ago

To get paid to do a job that is so satisfying... that’s happiness 😁

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#24

I See Your Driveway, And Raise You An Entire Ship

I See Your Driveway, And Raise You An Entire Ship

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Purr·maid
Community Member
2 weeks ago

He went all in.

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#25

Did This For My Grandpa, What Do You Think?

Did This For My Grandpa, What Do You Think?

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Katherine Boag
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Very kind of you to do something for your grandpa

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#26

Today The Fence, Tomorrow The World

Today The Fence, Tomorrow The World

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Bella
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2 weeks ago

Did they do the tree too? : )

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#27

I Told My Dad That People On Internet Love This Kind Of Stuff

I Told My Dad That People On Internet Love This Kind Of Stuff

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 weeks ago

You need a power washer to clean a glass table?

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#28

Just Moved Into A New Rental And Knew This Would Be My First Thing To Do

Just Moved Into A New Rental And Knew This Would Be My First Thing To Do

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Something tells me you'll be getting your whole deposit back

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#29

Can You Tell Where They Stopped For The Day?

Can You Tell Where They Stopped For The Day?

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Brett
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I don’t know why but it seems so satisfying

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#30

Power Washed These Adirondack Chairs That Have Been Sitting Outside For 30 Years

Power Washed These Adirondack Chairs That Have Been Sitting Outside For 30 Years

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Out of chocolate
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I’m so impressed by these - and surprised! I always thought the wood just became bleached, dry and that was just a patina to be expected. Now I want a power washer for Christmas.

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#31

Wife Wanted To Buy A New Playhouse. I Wanted To Use My Power Washer

Wife Wanted To Buy A New Playhouse. I Wanted To Use My Power Washer

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I declare you the winner

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#32

The Back Patio Of Our New House. I Have On Good Info That It Hasn’t Been Cleaned In Around 40 Years

The Back Patio Of Our New House. I Have On Good Info That It Hasn’t Been Cleaned In Around 40 Years

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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2 weeks ago

In a way I kinda prefer the before version ...

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#33

My Clothes Smelled Like Swampy Ocean And Seagull Poop But That Was A Price I Was Willing To Pay

My Clothes Smelled Like Swampy Ocean And Seagull Poop But That Was A Price I Was Willing To Pay

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Mark Serbian, PK&RG,W
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Never thought about power washing rope!

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#34

No Caption Needed

No Caption Needed

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Aleksandra Elias
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2 weeks ago

I actually like the before state more

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#35

I Just Assumed That Those Were The Colors Of The Tiles When I Bought The House

I Just Assumed That Those Were The Colors Of The Tiles When I Bought The House

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Maanya Chandra
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2 weeks ago

Omg, those black tiles look so natural! U would've thought that too!!!

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#36

So Satisfying

So Satisfying

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Carrie de Luka
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2 weeks ago

Needs repointing now as they've washed out the mortar... can cause cracked tiles as the mortar shifts underneath and pointing can't help with that.

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#37

Dirty Tractor And Cart. Not A Perfect Job But Still A Little Difference

Dirty Tractor And Cart. Not A Perfect Job But Still A Little Difference

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IlovemydogShilo
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2 weeks ago

Brilliant work.

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#38

Power Washed Half The Tennis Court

Power Washed Half The Tennis Court

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Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Well, whaddya know, it's two colors! :O

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#39

First Time Using A Power Washer And It Was The Most Joy Filled 45 Minutes I've Had Since Pre-Corona Times

First Time Using A Power Washer And It Was The Most Joy Filled 45 Minutes I've Had Since Pre-Corona Times

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Dorothy Parker
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2 weeks ago

Needs sand poured over to fill in the spaces. Never was mortared.

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#40

A Little Tennis Court Cleaning We Did This Week

A Little Tennis Court Cleaning We Did This Week

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Torchicachu
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2 weeks ago

i wouldnt have even thought it was green in the before picture

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#41

I Was Passing By A Building In Tehran And I Saw This

I Was Passing By A Building In Tehran And I Saw This

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Charley
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2 weeks ago

Thought that was a shadow

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#42

The Previous Owner Left Her Power Washer. After 9 Months, My Husband Finally Used It. 2020 Thrills

The Previous Owner Left Her Power Washer. After 9 Months, My Husband Finally Used It. 2020 Thrills

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Lis Daglish
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2 weeks ago

You could have picked up that one leaf tho....

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#43

Totally Did Not Realize The Amount Of Grime Build Up

Totally Did Not Realize The Amount Of Grime Build Up

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Wendillon
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2 weeks ago

that's some impressive power-wash handwriting

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#44

First Time With A Power Washer! I Played Tetris With Paving Slabs

First Time With A Power Washer! I Played Tetris With Paving Slabs

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David K
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2 weeks ago

Quickly move the reversed L one block to the left and turn it 90 degrees or you won´t make it to level 2 :-)

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#45

My Neighbor Knows Where His Property Line Ends

My Neighbor Knows Where His Property Line Ends

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IlovemydogShilo
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2 weeks ago

I would have done it all. It’s nice to do things for others. 😊❤️

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#46

New Fence, Who Dis?

New Fence, Who Dis?

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Bharathi Raja
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2 weeks ago

you power washed the concrete too, didn't you?

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#47

I Never Knew These Stones Had Such An Awesome Pattern. At Least 10 Years Since Cleaned

I Never Knew These Stones Had Such An Awesome Pattern. At Least 10 Years Since Cleaned

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David K
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Beautiful. It sucks just how expensive these sidewalk stones are, I would love to use them much more in my garden.

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#48

I Just Remembered This Picture From 4 Years Ago. I Think It Fits Nicely Here

I Just Remembered This Picture From 4 Years Ago. I Think It Fits Nicely Here

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Bored Little Panda
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Actually the before is soo cute it kinda looks abandoned and secret garden-ish but the power wash is sooo clean!!!

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#49

Washed Off 20 Years Of Texas Weather This Weekend

Washed Off 20 Years Of Texas Weather This Weekend

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Kizzie
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2 weeks ago

SO. SATISFYING.

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#50

Before & After: Power Washing Our Patio Furniture

Before & After: Power Washing Our Patio Furniture

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JessG
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2 weeks ago

What makes it turn white?

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