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Old 08-06-2008, 06:12 AM   #1
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Power Wash Stone House?


I have a Tudor-style house, built in 1976, with real stone and wood, not synthetic, and I don't think the stucco is EIFS. The stone is getting a little grungy and I'd like to clean it.

I don't want to get moisture behind the surface. There are pretty wide mortar areas between stones. I have found that hand-washing, no matter what chemical I use, is not very effective. The abrasive effect of the power washer is what cleans my stone patio and walkways. I have an electric one with 1800 psi.

What do you all think?

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I might be a little concerned about what it might do to the mortar joints, but that depends on what kind of condition they're in.

Otherwise, I don't think you'd have any problems as long as you use some care.

Did you ever try TSP (TriSodium Phosphate)?

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