120 Things That Were Completely Transformed By Powerwashing (New Pics)


A few years ago, I might've called my hobby of going through before-and-after power washing pics my guilty pleasure. But now? Not so much. I need a more accurate term; this seemingly mundane activity has become the king of the 'oddly satisfying' genre. A sort of internet culture mainstream, if you will.


I'd like Bored Panda to take some credit for it, after all, we've shown how much pleasure cleaning can bring numerous times (for example, here, here, and here). But this time, we're mostly just the middlemen, and the majority of the praise should go to this subreddit.


With that being said, we did scroll through its posts far and wide to select the very best this online community has to offer, and believe me, when you're talking about 1.135 million power washing aficionados, there's plenty of content to scour through. From forgotten benches to neglected patios, and old town squares, here are some of the best pictures we've found!


#1 Power Washed Birds, Butterflies, And Flowers On A Dirty Driveways (By Dianna Wood)


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#2 That Was A Big Old Job


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#3 My Company Is Renovating An Old Building. They Decided To Power Wash It Today


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#4 My Nan And Grandad's Patio Hasn’t Been Washed In Probably Over 30 Years. I’m 22 And Had No Idea It Was Colored. They Decide To Wash It Today And We’re Shocked


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#5 Cleaning And Oiling My Cedar Cladding. The Transformation Is Amazing


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#6 Cleaning Up The Old Camper With A Magic Eraser


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#7 From Green To Clean


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#8 I'm A Little Speechless. I Genuinely Thought Our Patios And Paths Were Made With Brown Slabs


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#9 Rescued An Old Rotten Outdoor Table (Pressure Wash, Dry, Sand, Oil)


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#10 Photographer Uses A Pressure Washer To Create A Beautiful Mural On His Driveway


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#11 Another Day, Another Beautiful Path


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#12 Who Knew That Was Under There? Asked To Clean The Mono-Block Only, Hopefully Asked Back To Do The Wall At Some Point


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#13 Some More Spectacular Reveals


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#14 I Never Though My New House Was Whiteish


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#15 Really Happy With This Jobby


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#16 Before And After


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#17 Power Washing A Whole Block In Poland


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#18 Before And After Of My Front Garden


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#19 Boyfriend Finally Let Me Break Out The Power Washer On The Steps. They Were Nasty


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#20 The St. Pierre Church In Firminy, France, By Architect Le Corbusier, Got It's First Ever Power Wash


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#21 Brick Transformation


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#22 Should Have Went To College But This Will Do For Now


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#23 Today I Learned That Our Retaining Wall Is Brown, Not Black


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#24 Picked This Beauty Up Off The Curb. I Need To Get A Good Sealant On It To Keep It Looking Bright


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#25 Finally Giving The Tennis Court Some Love


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#26 Power Washing, Sanding, And Oil This Weekend On 20-Year-Old Teak


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#27 If Your Wife Isn't Sure That Power Washing The Fence Is Worth It, Then 'Accidentally' Clean Your Shovel When It's Leaning Up Against The Fence


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#28 The Other Day I Posted About A Job That Was Keeping Me Discouraged, A Real Doozy Of A Job With No Drainage Areas. Figured I'd Share Some Pictures Of The Job


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#29 Power Washing The Patio Table Produced Some Satisfying Results


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#30 An Auction Find That Was Then Used In The Yard. So Pretty Now


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#31 I Was Almost Drooling When This Client Asked For An Estimate


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#32 A Little Before And After Of A Cedar Sided Home Restoration. Low Pressure And Relying On The Right Chemicals For The Job. We Love Seeing Jobs Turn Out This Good


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#33 Awning In Downtown


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#34 We've Lived Here For 15 Years And We Never Touched These Steps. I'm Addicted To This Power Washing Stuff


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#35 So Satisfying


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#36 So Anyway, I Started Blasting


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#37 I Think I've Found My New Favorite Hobby


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#38 A Freshly Power Washed Wall vs. Decades Of Grime


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#39 Saved My Deck From Certain Death


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#40 Only Took 20 Minutes. After Photo Is A Day Later. Wanted It To Dry Before Taking The After Picture


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#41 My Job Today


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#42 Got My Rug Back Today


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#43 On/Off In About 3 Hours


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#44 I Know I'll Have To Wash It Again Soon, But This Felt Very Cathartic. Stupid Ash


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#45 I’m Gonna Need Some Sunglasses


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#46 It Was Looking Kinda Rough


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#47 Cleaning Plaster Off An Old Brick Fireplace


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#48 First Wash After 20+ Years


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#49 I Didn't Even Know There Were Tiles. The Front Door Was Never Used


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#50 Graffiti On Granite, Before And After. Kyiv, Ukraine


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#51 Just A Man And His Power Washer


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#52 Saw This Water Tower Getting The Pressure Washing Treatment. I Watched Longer Than I Care To Admit


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#53 Night And Day


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#54 We Had No Idea The Patio Was Hiding So Many Colors


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#55 This Is What We Do Every Year At My Parents House


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#56 Sunday Satisfaction


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#57 Spent My Morning Power Washing A Climbing Wall At Work


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#58 Freshening Up Some Old Paths Through An Estate Near Where I Live


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#59 So Much Fun With New Toy. Garden Stairs To The River Before And After


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#60 Free Picnic Table Benches


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#61 5 Years Of Muck Gone


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#62 Brick Pad Cleaned


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#63 Tigerwood Deck Power Wash Before And After. Applied Penofin Brightener To Restore The Wood Balance


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#64 Today's Clean Before/After


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#65 £40 Power Washer Did A Great Job


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#66 Got A Job Washing, Might Start A YouTube Channel


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#67 They Don't Always Come Out So Well


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#68 Bought A House Recently And Decided To Power Wash The Brick Patio. Had No Idea They'd Be Different Colors


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#69 Building Is From 1866, No History Of Being Washed. This Is Why We Recommend A "Wash And Seal" Every 10 Years


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#70 Saved A Useless Water Fountain. It Was A Pleasure To Do


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#71 50-Year-Old Gets Blasted By A Very Satisfied 29-Year-Old


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#72 Fire Pit Power Wash - Before And After


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#73 My Husband Thought The Steps Weren’t Dirty. After And Hour Of Work, I Sent Him A Picture Of Exhibit A


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#74 Had A Job Cleaning Up This Rust On A Factory. Turned Out Great


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#75 Who Knew This Beauty Was Hiding Underneath


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#76 I Hear You Guys Like This Sort Of Thing


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#77 Cleaning Off A Few Years Worth Of Gunk From Our Family's 40-Foot Trawler


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#78 Before And After Of A Porch Me And My Friends Did


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#79 All That Funk Is No Match For This Low Pressure Cleaning


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#80 Pressure Washed My Friend's Patio Yesterday Afternoon


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#81 Washed Years Of Dirt From The Amazonian Forest Rains


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#82 Power Washed It In Who Knows How Long, And Revealed It’s True Colors


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#83 2 Days Of Hard Work Were Well Worth It For This Before And After


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#84 We Love A Start To Finish Project


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#85 Cleaned Up Years Worth Of Overgrowth On Walkway At My Parents. Two Hours Well Spent


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#86 I Have Never Been So Jealous Of My Fellow Human


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#87 This Has Become My New Stress Reliever


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#88 My First Time Playing With A Power Washer! About A Year Of Fox Fur And Dirt On This Bed


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#89 The Before/After Photos


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#90 We Finally Got Around To Powerwashing Our Patio


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#91 The Difference Between 50+ Years Of Filth And Recently Power Washed


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#92 I Was Cleaning My Deck With My Power Washer Yesterday And Thought I’d See What Happened If I Let Loose On My Chacos. 10/10 Would Do Again


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#93 A Little Quarantine Power Washing


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#94 A Well Spent Afternoon. First Time Power Washing


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#95 Before And After Of A Renovation I Started Today


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#96 Today Was A Good Day


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#97 Before And After


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#98 Before And After


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#99 She’s So Purdy


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#100 Another Day, Another Pic Of Some Beautiful Paths Near Me. To Add Context To Some Of These Pics, The Stones Are Fairly Old So Have To Be Delicate As They Can't Take Intense Cleaning


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#101 It Sat Under A Tree For 10 Years


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#102 Quick Clean Before I Slip And Fall


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#103 Only Halfway Through And What A Contrast


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#104 Husband Power Washed A Driveway, I’m Impressed Every Time


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#105 This Is So Addictive


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#106 First-Ever Power Wash, Before And After


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#107 Old Slabs Came Up Nicer Than Expected


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#108 So That's What It Looks Like. Even Sitting On A Covered Porch For Seven Years Couldn't Protect Them Fully


Now we need to decide if we want to paint them, or do a clear coat to preserve them.


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#109 Before, Wash Than Paint


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#110 Outdoor Stairwell, Before And After


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#111 Power Washing God


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#112 First Job Done! Couldn't Be Happier With The Results


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#113 All Shiny And Ready For A Repoint


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#114 Boys We Did It


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#115 2 Days Worth Of Work At My Grandad's House


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#116 Took My Neighbor's Jet Wash To My Parents' House. 20+ Years Of Grime


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#117 Teak Chairs. This Felt Good


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#118 Long Time Lurker, First Time Power Washer! I’m Hooked


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#119 Little Dirty Work Never Hurt Anyone


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#120 Spring Cleaning The Camper


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