50 Times People Tried Powerwashing Things And The Results Were So Satisfying, They Just Had To Share (New Pics)

A few years ago, I might’ve called my hobby of going through before-and-after power washing pics my guilty pleasure. But now? Not so much. I need a more accurate term; this seemingly mundane activity has become the king of the ‘oddly satisfying’ genre. A sort of internet culture mainstream, if you will.

I’d like Bored Panda to take some credit for it, after all, we’ve shown how much pleasure cleaning can bring numerous times (for example, here, here, and here). But this time, we’re mostly just the middlemen, and the majority of the praise should go to this subreddit.

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With that being said, we did scroll through its posts far and wide to select the very best this online community has to offer, and believe me, when you’re talking about 1.135 million power washing aficionados, there’s plenty of content to scour through. From forgotten benches to neglected patios, and old town squares, here are some of the best pictures we’ve found!

#1 Power Washed Birds, Butterflies, And Flowers On A Dirty Driveways (By Dianna Wood)

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#2 That Was A Big Old Job

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For Bored Panda’s earlier piece on this topic, my colleague Jonas spoke to Stephen, a man from Dublin who runs ‘The Poerwash Man.’

He was kind enough to tell us all about his job.

“The worst gardens we deal with are gardens without drainage, as we use quite a lot of water and without drainage floods the whole area,” he explained.

However, Stephen noted that they’ve overcome this problem by bringing in a new piece of equipment, so it’s no longer much of an issue. There are other challenges that power washers like Stephen face, though. Issues that garden owners can help overcome with a bit of foresight.

#3 My Nan And Grandad’s Patio Hasn’t Been Washed In Probably Over 30 Years. I’m 22 And Had No Idea It Was Colored. They Decide To Wash It Today And We’re Shocked

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#4 Photographer Uses A Pressure Washer To Create A Beautiful Mural On His Driveway

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#5 Rescued An Old Rotten Outdoor Table (Pressure Wash, Dry, Sand, Oil)

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“Other issues we have with gardens are the ones with weeds that haven’t been taken care of in a long time,” the power washing expert shared with Bored Panda. “What we do in these situations is we use an eco-friendly weedkiller, let that go to work, then come back a few days later to power wash.”

Stephen also said that business has been OK and the pandemic hasn’t messed up things for him too much.

“For us, it’s actually good that most people are at home and we can get to work with them being in the house,” he noted.

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#6 From Green To Clean

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#7 Cleaning Up The Old Camper With A Magic Eraser

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#8 My Company Is Renovating An Old Building. They Decided To Power Wash It Today

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The pressure washing industry began in the late 1920s, but back then consumer products were not even remotely in the conversation. It was all about starting a business and making a living. But almost 100 years later, in 2014, and you’ll find them in about 15 percent of American home garages and workshops.

This change may have been accelerated by the ‘Do-It-Yourself’ movement when home renovation and improvement shows have created a continent of consumers eager to tackle ‘DIY’ projects.

In addition to knocking down walls, learning to install floor tiles, and a myriad of other projects, people are pressure washing their houses, decks, fences… For about $150, almost anyone can be the proud owner of a pressure washer from a big box store. Whether or not the machine can actually clean anything is another different story.

#9 I’m A Little Speechless. I Genuinely Thought Our Patios And Paths Were Made With Brown Slabs

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#10 Another Day, Another Beautiful Path

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#11 Cleaning And Oiling My Cedar Cladding. The Transformation Is Amazing

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#12 Power Washing A Whole Block In Poland

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#13 I Never Though My New House Was Whiteish

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#14 Some More Spectacular Reveals

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#15 Who Knew That Was Under There? Asked To Clean The Mono-Block Only, Hopefully Asked Back To Do The Wall At Some Point

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#16 Really Happy With This Jobby

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#17 The St. Pierre Church In Firminy, France, By Architect Le Corbusier, Got It’s First Ever Power Wash

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#18 Boyfriend Finally Let Me Break Out The Power Washer On The Steps. They Were Nasty

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#19 Before And After

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#20 Picked This Beauty Up Off The Curb. I Need To Get A Good Sealant On It To Keep It Looking Bright

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#21 Before And After Of My Front Garden

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#22 We’ve Lived Here For 15 Years And We Never Touched These Steps. I’m Addicted To This Power Washing Stuff

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#23 Cleaned Up Years Worth Of Overgrowth On Walkway At My Parents. Two Hours Well Spent

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#24 Power Washing, Sanding, And Oil This Weekend On 20-Year-Old Teak

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#25 A Little Before And After Of A Cedar Sided Home Restoration. Low Pressure And Relying On The Right Chemicals For The Job. We Love Seeing Jobs Turn Out This Good

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#26 Finally Giving The Tennis Court Some Love

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#27 Awning In Downtown

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#28 Just A Man And His Power Washer

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#29 Tigerwood Deck Power Wash Before And After. Applied Penofin Brightener To Restore The Wood Balance

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#30 So Satisfying

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#31 If Your Wife Isn’t Sure That Power Washing The Fence Is Worth It, Then ‘Accidentally’ Clean Your Shovel When It’s Leaning Up Against The Fence

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#32 So Anyway, I Started Blasting

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#33 It Was Looking Kinda Rough

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#34 On/Off In About 3 Hours

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#35 A Freshly Power Washed Wall vs. Decades Of Grime

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#36 First Wash After 20+ Years

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#37 Saw This Water Tower Getting The Pressure Washing Treatment. I Watched Longer Than I Care To Admit

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#38 The Other Day I Posted About A Job That Was Keeping Me Discouraged, A Real Doozy Of A Job With No Drainage Areas. Figured I’d Share Some Pictures Of The Job

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#39 Got A Job Washing, Might Start A YouTube Channel

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#40 Power Washing The Patio Table Produced Some Satisfying Results

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#41 An Auction Find That Was Then Used In The Yard. So Pretty Now

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#42 Graffiti On Granite, Before And After. Kyiv, Ukraine

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#43 Should Have Went To College But This Will Do For Now

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#44 Saved My Deck From Certain Death

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#45 Today I Learned That Our Retaining Wall Is Brown, Not Black

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#46 Brick Transformation

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#47 I Was Almost Drooling When This Client Asked For An Estimate

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#48 Today’s Clean Before/After

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#49 I Know I’ll Have To Wash It Again Soon, But This Felt Very Cathartic. Stupid Ash

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#50 My Job Today

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Source: boredpanda.com

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