How to Make Your Own Exterior House Cleaning Solution

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How to Make Your Own Exterior House Cleaning Solution
Keep your home's exterior clean with a homemade cleaning solution (new home exterior image by Chad McDermott from

A house needs cleaning with a pressure washer to remove dirt and keep the exterior in good condition. Instead of purchasing power wash soap from the store, you can make your own exterior house cleaning solution with a few common ingredients in your household. A homemade cleaning solution will save you money and efficiently remove unsightly stains, mould and debris from your home's exterior.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Face mask
  • Gloves
  • 1 quart bleach
  • 1-gallon bucket
  • 1/3 cup powdered dishwashing detergent
  • Long spoon
  • 2/3 cup powdered household cleaner
  • Tarps
  • Pressure washer

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  1. 1

    Protect yourself before you begin making the solution. Wear a face mask to prevent breathing in the bleach and wear gloves to prevent the bleach from encountering your skin.

  2. 2

    Add 1 quart of bleach into a 1-gallon bucket. Pour in 1/3 cup of powdered dishwashing detergent.

  3. 3

    Use a long spoon to stir the detergent. Stir slowly to prevent the detergent from forming suds. Continue stirring until the detergent dissolves.

  4. 4

    Combine 2/3 cup of a powdered household cleaner with the bleach and detergent. Pour in 1 gallon of water into the bucket slowly and stir carefully with the long spoon.

  5. 5

    Use tarps to protect your yard. Cover all areas in your yard the solution may damage, such as flowers and shrubs.

  6. 6

    Add the exterior house cleaning solution to the pressure washer. Follow the directions that came with the power washer to clean the exterior of your home.

Tips and warnings

  • Rinse off the house cleaning solution with clean water.

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