Types of Pressure Washers to Use for Driveway Art®

June 04, 2018

Types of Pressure Washers to Use for Driveway Art®

Driveway Art® Stencils are the perfect weekend project to bring some new life to the front of your home. By using the dirt that has accumulated on your concrete driveway, a stencil and a pressure washer, you’re able to turn your driveway into a work of art. Whether you choose a fun, organic stencil like the Mandala or Concrete Jungle, or you go for a more structured, architectural look with the CLT Links or Cobblestone, you’re sure to have fun with your pressure washer.

Pressure Washers range from handheld & electric to top of the line gas machines. You are able to use any pressure washer with our Driveway Art® stencils, but we’d like to give some recommendations.

PSI (Pounds per square inch) recommended range: 1300 – 3200. With a lower PSI, it will just take you a little longer to clean the concrete through the stencil. Most residential machines fall into this PSI range, but if you start getting stronger (like with a professional grade machine), it has a chance to be too much pressure for the stencil to withhold.

Types of Pressure Washers

ELECTRIC: Most homeowners will find that an electric pressure washer is perfect for home projects. Kärcher’s 2000 PSI K5 pressure washer delivers high pressure cleaning for tough jobs around the home. The patented induction motor is water cooled to increase life up to 5X. These machines are light weight, portable and easy to store. Driveway Art® stencils work great with this pressure washer model. We highly recommended Kärcher electric pressure washers !

Karcher electric pressure washer

GAS: A residential grade gas pressure washer is great for tougher but common household cleaning (decks, tougher mold removal, etc) . This PSI, 2000 – 3200, also works well with Driveway Art® stencils.


PROFESSIONAL GRADE GAS: These pressure washers are meant for the toughest jobs. Caution should be used when applying 3500-4000+ PSI to Driveway Art® Stencils as there is a chance that amount of pressure could break the stencil.


Most homeowners have their own pressure washer or are able to borrow one from a neighbor. However, if you don’t have one, did you know that you can simply rent one from your local home improvement store? Here is a link to pressure washer rentals at Home Depot to help get you started.

Now rev up that engine and start using your Driveway Art® Stencil. We can’t wait to see your masterpiece. Tag #DirtNeverLookedSoGood.