So… remember all that great old fence wood I came home with not long ago?
Best. Decision. EVER!
Here’s the astonishing difference. The top one is fresh off the fence, and the bottom one is pressure washed and sanded. Now if this doesn’t convince you to get a pressure washer in house, I don’t know what would!
(I will attempt to make a video next batch I clean… will update this post when it’s done)
I’ve used a scrub brush and bleach on old wood before. But because this stuff was so full of mould, the pressure washer really did the trick.
The easiest way to clean reclaimed wood
- Lay out all the planks on the lawn.
- With the pressure turned down low, make one pass across each board with a pressure washer, (affiliate link) taking care not to remove all the patina.
- Flip the boards over and do the same to the other side.
- Walk across all the planks while spraying both edges (sides) of each plank.
- Allow to air dry.
- Once dry, lightly sand with a palm sander before working with them.
I made something really cool that I’ll be showing next week when a few more are complete. Until then, you know I just can’t publish a post without some pretty projects… so…
Easy reclaimed wood project ideas
Who knew a falling down mouldy fence could become so handsome? 🙂
What would you make with all this wood?
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