I'd greatly appreciate any advice as I am quite new at this. I am shopping for a power washer primarily to clean off the green mold on my painted gray wood siding. The house is two stories, 3200 sq. ft, with a walk-out basement.
The siding needs to be repainted as it is faded in all of the sunny areas. We moved here nearly 4 years ago and the house is 13 years old. I am pretty sure no siding maintenance (except a few boards replaced) has been done in all these years. Because of the costs, we need to wait a year or two before painting, however, the mold needs to go now! I also would like to clean up our 13 year old large untreated/unsealed deck - but don't want to spend too much on this because it probably needs to be replaced in a few years.
I am looking at a Craftsman 2900 psi Gas Pressure Washer with 7.0 hp Briggs and Stratton Engine with 2 3/10 gpm (only $499 at Sears) I worry this pressure may strip the paint off the siding, however, figure I need a relatively high psi to reach the second floor. Any advice???