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by Rob Friesel

How I spent my weekend; a little extreme close-up “before and after” shot for folks:

pressure washing the deck

According to my neighbors, that’s 20 years worth of dirt and grime and organic funk that got blasted off with a little water and a whole lot of pressure1. If you like that, there’s more here, here, and here.

A few miscellaneous thoughts during the process:

  • The nice part about blasting off 20 years worth of dirt is that it’s really obvious when you miss a spot.
  • The bad part about blasting off 20 years worth of dirt is that when you’re done, it’s really obvious when you missed a spot.
  • 20 years worth of dirt accumulation is really gross. And green when you get down close and look at it.
  • With the water flying everywhere, I think I went through every pair of socks that I own.
  • The original plan was to sand and paint… but holy crap what a difference the washing made all by itself.
  • It is amazing what a little water and a lot of pressure will do.
  • Pressure washers are bad ass.

Original photo posted on Flickr.

  1. We did the TSP wash later. []

About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day, science fiction writer by night. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

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