How to Make Your Own Pressure Washer Detergent in 3 Easy Steps

Pressure washers make the process of cleaning surfaces easier and faster. From cleaning house exteriors, floors, and washing cars, pressure washers are proven to be effective and time-efficient.  While it may be helpful to have a pressure washer of your own, you can also rent one, if you don’t have to use it often.
Pressure washers help you clean house exteriors easily.

Why make Your Own Pressure Washer Detergent?

Pressure washers may be effective in cleaning on its own but using cleaning solutions will make it much easier to accomplish that laborious task. Choosing the right pressure washer equipment and pressure washer cleaning solution is important to achieve the desired result. If you are on a budget, then learning how to make your own pressure washer detergent will be the right choice.
You know how expensive and sometimes, harmful commercial pressure washer detergents are. Thus, knowing how to make your own pressure washer detergent will not only save you money but will be beneficial for your health, as well as your pets and garden plants.
Most pressure washer detergents are costly, and looking for the most affordable ones may not be that easy.
Manufacturers use different concentrations of chemicals for various purposes of cleaning solutions, maybe it for simply removing dirt, sanitizing, or completely disinfecting the surface. While it may be easier just to buy ready-made power washer detergents for your household needs, it will be best to adapt the practices done by commercial cleaners where they buy the ingredients in bulk and mix their personalized cleaning solution.
Professional cleaning services buy cleaning products in bulk and mix their own cleaning solutions.

Benefits of Knowing How to Make Your own Pressure Washer Detergent

#1) It will save you money.

Mixing up your own pressure washer detergent is much more cost-effective since you get to buy ingredients which are more affordable than commercially available power washer detergents.
Save some money by making your personalized pressure washer detergent.

#2) You know what’s in your detergent.

 If you are aware of the chemicals in your cleaning product, you won’t have to worry if the detergent you are using may cause harm to your health.

#3) This may be a business opportunity.

Once you get the hang of how to make your own pressure washer detergent, you may start selling or recommending it to your neighbors or friends since you know how effective it is based on experience.

3 Easy Steps on How to Make Your Own Pressure Washer Detergent

Make sure to protect yourself when mixing cleaning products.

Step 1 – Combine the dry components

Before you start mixing, make sure to protect yourself with a mask, goggles, and gloves. The first thing to do is to combine the laundry detergent powder and all-purpose household cleaner powder. The ratio will be 100 ml of laundry detergent to 200 ml of the all-purpose cleaner powder. Mix them thoroughly and allow to set overnight. This is to make sure that the two components are combined properly.

Step 2 – Add in the wet components

Mix 1 liter of bleach to 5 liters of water in a large bucket. Add the previously mixed powder to the bucket while constantly stirring with the wooden stick. Make sure that the contents don’t settle. Be careful not to stir the mixture too fast because this will result in the formation of soap suds. If your mixture happens to have too much soap suds, then leave the mixture overnight to get rid of the bubbles.

Leave the bucket overnight if the mixture forms too much soap suds.

Step 3 – Proper storage

You may store your own pressure washer detergent in a clean container or an empty milk jug or fuel container, just make sure to clean them thoroughly before storing your detergent inside. Make sure to label your container properly to avoid confusion and keep it away from your child’s reach.
Store your self-made detergent in a place away from a child’s reach.


Now that you know how to make your own pressure washer detergent, using them will be even more rewarding. It is best to use your self-made pressure washer detergent right after mixing them, provided that it’s not too sudsy. Otherwise, you will have to wait the next day to use them to allow the bubbles to disperse. If you are using your stored pressure washer detergent, stir the mixture first being careful not to mix it too fast, then simply load them up in your pressure washer.

Cleaning solutions help remove dirt and stains much faster.

Take note that bleach may be harmful to plants, so make sure to cover them before you start washing. After washing with the detergent, make sure to rinse it with water. Your garden hose may come handy in washing off excess grime and detergent. Don’t hesitate to use garden hose reels to make rinsing even easier.

There you have it, three simple steps to make your own pressure washer detergent. Are you excited to try this tutorial? Let me know by commenting below. Have a nice day!

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