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Old 09-06-2011, 07:11 PM
 
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New homeowner and new to Las Vegas. The home I purchased has dingy looking stucco with some stains. Can I safely power wash the stucco or do I risk damaging the stucco? I do a a few minor cracks that I would like to patch first. I would like to paint but just can't afford it right now. Thanks for the help!
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:17 PM
 
Location: North Las Vegas - Aliante
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I've power washed stucco with a weaker 1600 psi power washer and it was fine with the standard nozzle. HOWEVER, the same pressure sprayer fitted with a rotating zero degree nozzle will take paint and some potentially some chunks of stucco off the house.

Personally I'd just test your sprayer on an inconspicuous piece of stucco (something normally covered up by rocks or a fence post?). See what your pressure sprayer is capable of, then turn it down a notch from the paint-peeling level and wash your stucco with it at that setting.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:19 PM
 
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Go to Costco and look up a product called " Wet and Forget". It did wonders for my patio.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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Go to Costco and look up a product called " Wet and Forget". It did wonders for my patio.
Sounds like the baby's diaper.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas/Williston
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Sounds like the baby's diaper.
Sounds like a One night stand.
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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Short answer -- "Can I pressure wash stucco?"

No.

Any pressure washer worth its PSI will blast the stucco right off the house.
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:15 PM
 
Location: North Las Vegas - Aliante
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No.

Any pressure washer worth its PSI will blast the stucco right off the house.
You don't have to leave it on full blast. Any pressure washer worth its PSI will be adjustable to a lower pressure spray.....or you can hold it 6 feet further back.

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Old 09-06-2011, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Use a regular hose and don't hit it too hard. best thing to do with stucco is just paint it.
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:38 PM
 
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You don't have to leave it on full blast. Any pressure washer worth its PSI will be adjustable to a lower pressure spray.....or you can hold it 6 feet further back.
At which point, a garden hose is more efficacious.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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At which point, a garden hose is more efficacious.
Yeah, works better too.
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