Pressure Wash Or Softwash?


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I'm a painting contractor by trade, and only wash once or twice a week; side jobs, beer money. But getting $450 for a roof beats $275 for a house. I often upsell them on the house for a nominal fee. But I'd be happy if I never had to do houses ever again.

I lucked into a great deal on a 5.5gpm chemical sprayer unit in powder-coated frame with 250ft of hose on a reel up top. Had it five months and love it. Since then, I have focused on roofs -- its now 80% of my washing business

But for the lurkers here or guys like me that wouldn't/couldn't shell out several thousand bucks for a "system", a 5.5 is really all you need. Hell, saw a similar one at Northern Tool in Savannah couple weeks ago for $380-something, with a small tank. Gotta buy the hose & plumb, though.


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Whats better to pressure wash or Softwash?

Please vote and give your objections.

Please do not be affraid to post them no matter how un-popular you think they are.

So you know I believe roofs can be pressure washed safely. Do I think its better and more efficiant? I think it depends.
I honestly think you can go either way but i do love to hit it with pressure

Ron Musgraves

Exterior Restoration Specialist
Staff member
The thing with this is soft washing is considered the easy way which leads to more saturated jobs and less charging , only time you damage paint or break tiles is when you don’t know what your doing. power washing
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