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March 19, 2015

Essential Cleaning: Protecting Your Property from Winter’s Aftermath

Filed under: AR Blue Clean,Spring Cleaning — AR Blue Clean @ 10:15 am


Essential Cleaning: Protecting Your Property from Winter's Aftermath | AR Blue Clean Blog

Are you itching to get outside? Of course you are! There’s nothing like the feeling of the warm sun after being cooped up all winter. Unfortunately, the melting snow and ice can have the potential to cause some serious damage to your property.

It’s time to recoup and take care of your biggest investment, your home.

Melting snow can lead to an excess of water and moisture in and around your home. While it’s common to check for mold on the inside, the outside of your home often gets ignored. There are many aspects to spring cleaning, but here are a couple of things to keep in mind that your power washer can help you with.

Let AR Blue Clean be an essential part of your cleaning regimen.

Make sure water can escape your property.


Gutters should be clear of debris and buildup. A power washer with a wand attachment makes this task simple and easy to reach. With the appropriate pressure you’ll be able to break away dirt and buildup. Storm drains play an important role as well. If there is blockage, make sure to wash it away.

Give the outside of your home the star treatment.


Get rid of mold, mildew, and dirt that eats and grinds away at your siding. The result will be a home that looks vibrant! Use detergent with your power washer and spray side-to-side while working your way upwards. If you start at the top, water will drip down onto dry areas and create streaks.

Now you can move onto the fun projects!

Cars, boats, pools, and motorcycles! Power wash the toys you love to keep them looking good.

Now get out there and enjoy the spring!

February 10, 2015

Five Essential Pressure Washer Accessories

Filed under: Accessories,AR Blue Clean — AR Blue Clean @ 2:10 pm

Accessories from AR Blue Clean


AR Blue Clean pressure washers are great on their own, but if you’re attempting to complete a special project or looking to add a little “oomph!” to your pressure washer performance, then AR Blue Clean accessories are the way go. With over 45 accessories available on the AR Blue Clean website, you’ll be sure to find exactly what you need to get the job done easier and faster. In this post, we’ll highlight five of our most popular accessories on

1.  Patio Cleaner. This 10″ surface cleaner provides a splash-free cleaning of hard surfaces, such as patios, decks, and driveways. It also comes standard with a 15″ extension lance. Cleans flat surfaces 60-80% faster than your standard wand. Eliminates “zebra stripes” with a smooth, even cleaning. Don’t let the name fool you, this cleaner also performs great on other surfaces too, like fences and driveways!

AR Blue Clean Patio Cleaner Pressure Washer Accessory

AR Blue Clean Patio Cleaner


2.  AR Foamer Cannon. Cover your vehicle in a blizzard of foam quickly with the AR Foamer Cannon! This foam lance works with an AR Blue Clean pressure washer to produce a thick, clinging foam. Give your vehicle a “touch-free” wash with this high powered foam gun. The AR Foamer Cannon will blow you away!

AR Blue Clean Accessories - AR Foamer Cannon

AR Foamer Cannon


3.  QC Filter and GHA Kit. A Quick Connect filter (QC Filter) that connects to the power washer water inlet and the Garden Hose Adapter (GHA) to allow quick connection from the garden hose to the power washer, without having to turn the water on and off. Quickly and easily attach your garden hose to your AR Blue Clean electric pressure washer. The Quick Connect features a filter to make sure impurities don’t damage your washer. This kit is sure to make your pressure washing experience much easier!

QC Filter and GHA Kit from

QC Filter and GHA Kit from AR Blue Clean


4.  Pump Storage Lubricant. The pump storage lubricant, also know as the “Pump Saver”, is a product that protects and prolongs the life of the pump by keeping the internal parts of the pump lubricated and protected from freezing while being stored in extreme climates. This pressure washer safe antifreeze solution also assists with protection from internal corrosion, such as harmful build-up of hard water deposits. The Pump Saver works on any brand power washer.

  • A 16 oz. bottle will treat any size pressure washer
  • Attaches to garden hose inlet to fill pump chamber
  • Excludes water so your pump won’t freeze over the winter
  • Preserves seals & pistons
  • Should also be used during warm weather in hard water areas.
AR Blue Clean Pump Storage Lubricant

AR Blue Clean Pump Storage Lubricant


5.  Universal Replacement Kit. Our Universal Replacement Kit is the perfect backup plan for your pressure washer. This kit comes with the following:

Universal Replacement Kit from AR Blue Clean

AR Blue Clean Universal Replacement Kit


The five accessories in this post only make up a small part of the overall AR Blue Clean accessory line, so be sure to check out what other great products are available. Make your job less difficult by making sure you have the right pressure washer accessories to get the job done easier and faster. Upgrade your pressure washer with AR Blue Clean accessories today!

November 19, 2014

The NEW S-Line Pressure Washers are here!

Filed under: AR Blue Clean,Pressure Washers — AR Blue Clean @ 3:26 pm

AR Blue Clean S-Line Pressure Washers


AR Blue Clean’s NEW S-Line pressure washers offer unmatched durability and power, while setting themselves apart from all others because of how exceptionally easy they are to use. The AR Blue Clean S-Line kept the basic principles of the original Blue Clean washers, all while completely redesigning the body of the machine, adding a gun holster, and larger cord storage. The pump and motor on all machines have been upgraded as well. With these upgrades, the machines are more powerful and have become much more streamlined. You will be sure to notice the difference instantly.

Pictured above: AR112S (left), AR142S (middle), AR240S (right)

AR Blue Clean AR112S Pressure Washer 1500 PSI AR Blue Clean AR142S Pressure Washer 1500 PSI AR Blue Clean AR240S Pressure Washer 1700 PSI


The AR Blue Clean S-Line models are built to last and can withstand the rigorous demands of frequent use. Even more, the S-Line models generate up to 40 times as much pressure as a typical garden hose.

For tough jobs, attach the included Turbo Nozzle to the brand new nickel pro-style lance with quick connect to increase the effective pressure by up to 50-percent. For less-intense cleaning, attach the fan spray nozzle, pencil spray, or the low pressure detergent nozzle. Also included with these machines is an on-board detergent tank, which makes using soap much easier than previous models. As always, the AR Blue Clean washers come with the two-piece garden hose adapter set for quick and easy set up.

AR Blue Clean AR390SS Pressure Washer

Pictured above: AR Blue Clean AR390SS Pressure Washer

Much quieter than a gasoline pressure washer and certified by CSA International for safety, the AR Blue Clean S-Line is perfect for demanding residential use. If you clean often, value durability, and demand professional-level cleaning results, check out all of the different models today!


October 16, 2014

How to Create Reverse Graffiti with a Pressure Washer

Filed under: Projects — AR Blue Clean @ 10:47 am
Reverse graffiti mural made using a pressure washer
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Out of all the projects that you can use a pressure washer for, reverse graffiti might be the most artistic and unique.

Reverse graffiti is often called many different things (clean tagging, clean graffiti, dust tagging, clean advertising, grime writing), but the main idea behind it is the same; create works of art, simply by cleaning and removing the dirty areas off surfaces.

Most of us in our lives have seen an extremely dirty car with the phrase “Wash me” written in the dirt on the car. Albeit simple and scaled down, this is a great example of reverse graffiti, and perhaps one of the first.

From reverse graffiti’s humble beginnings of someone using their fingertip to etch a sarcastic phrase on a dirty car, to now being used commercially as a form of advertising, the activity has certainly come a long way.

"Wash me" Written on Dirty Car
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What started with a single fingertip and a phrase has since evolved into a much more innovative, complex, and environmentally friendly form of expression. More and more frequently, you can find large murals of reverse graffiti being created all over the world.

People now create their works of reverse graffiti with the help of stencils, brushes, and of course, pressure washers! Pressure washers are a crucial aspect to reverse graffiti because the high-powered water blasting at the dirty surface is much more effective than hand scrubbing the surface to create the designs.

Reverse Graffiti - In Progress
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When it comes to picking a pressure washer to use for reverse graffiti, you’ll want a machine with enough PSI (pounds per square inch) to properly clean the area you’ve selected. If the area you’re aiming to clean is covered in hard dirt, paint, or other items that require more effort to rid from the surface, then choosing a machine on the high end of the PSI scale would be your best bet (i.e. the AR383).

The AR383 (shown below on the left) packs 1900 PSI of power into a 27-pound machine, making it a good choice for cleaning areas full of stubborn dirt and other hard to clean grime.

If you’re looking for something more portable than powerful, then the 19-pound, 1500PSI AR118 model (pictured below on the right) is a great pick.

AR383 and AR118 Pressure Washers from AR Blue Clean

AR383 Pressure Washer from AR Blue Clean AR118 Pressure Washer from AR Blue Clean

One of the main ways that people make reverse graffiti artwork is by placing stencils over the dirty area they are cleaning. This helps the artists create designs that are very detail-oriented. Whether your design is dependent on detailed precision spraying or hitting as much of the dirty area as you can, you want to make sure your pressure washer nozzle is to set a correct angle for the job. Remember, the larger the angle of the pressure washer nozzle, the wider the water spray. For precision sprays, a low degree nozzle would likely be best, since it will spray a powerful line drive of water at the targeted area. For jobs that don’t require such precision, a 45-degree nozzle angle will produce a less powerful stream, but it will spray the largest width of water, thus allowing you to cover more area at once. 

Reverse Graffiti - Singapore
Photo by yeowatzup from Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons


Be sure to visit the AR Blue Clean store to check out our full line of pressure washers and pressure washer accessories to help you with your own piece of reverse graffiti.

Note: The legality and ethical nature of reverse graffiti has been questioned by some communities and individuals, so we recommend always asking for permission before creating a reverse graffiti piece of your own in public.


September 2, 2014

6 Tips for Cleaning with your Pressure Washer

Filed under: Accessories,Pressure Washer Tips,Pressure Washers,Projects — AR Blue Clean @ 4:30 pm

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Are you getting the most out of your pressure washer and pressure washer accessories? Even though your pressure washer products might be doing the job just fine, we want to make sure all of our users are getting the most out of their products.

So, we’ve compiled a list of a few things that can help you make your cleaning more efficient and more effective:

1. The gun nozzle supplied with the pressure washer provides optimum cleaning for universal cleaning applications if used properly.

2. Cleaning agents are most effective when the surface is rinsed first to loosen dirt. After pre-rinsing to loosen dirt, then clean with detergent.

3. Detergent should be applied from the bottom to the top of the washing area. Apply detergent and allow the detergent to react with the dirt, then rinse from the top to the bottom. This detergent applying and rinsing technique will help to avoid streaks and skips in the washing area.

4. Never use more detergent than is necessary to clean the surface and always follow directions supplied by the detergent manufacturer on the container.

5. For best spraying results, hold the gun 6-12” away from the washing surface and use long, slow deliberate side to side strokes, similar to using a paint sprayer. This technique will provide the most effective cleaning impact and minimize streaks and skips in the cleaning process. Waving the spray gun aimlessly across the surface wastes water and expensive detergent and prolongs the cleaning process.

6. If the pressure washer is used to apply wax, the gun should be held further from the surface to optimize the “misting” effect when applying the wax. For best results, follow the directions supplied by the wax manufacturer.

Hopefully these tips will help make your pressure washing experience quicker and more beneficial.

If you don’t already have the products mentioned above, be sure to check out the AR118 pressure washer, Universal Detergent, and the Spray Gun!

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July 15, 2014

Choosing the Right Pressure Washer: Electric or Gas?

Filed under: Pressure Washers — AR Blue Clean @ 5:40 pm

AR383 AR Blue Clean Pressure Washer

It can be easy to become overwhelmed when making a choice about which pressure washer to purchase. There are so many different types with different features. How do you choose which one is best for you?

The first choice to make is electric or gas powered?

Electric pressure washers tend to be lighter, quieter, and generally less PSI. They are great to use for many household projects that require a soft-touch that won’t damage the surface of the items being cleaned, such as decks, boats, pools, outdoor furniture, and vehicles, just to name a few.

Gas pressure washers have more PSI and are more mobile because they are not tethered to an electrical outlet. They work well for more intense projects like paint stripping, concrete cleaning, and graffiti removal. Gas washers can sometimes be more than you need for simple around the house projects and can be too much for the surface of regular household items.

After you decide electric or gas it comes down to what kind of work you will be doing and what accessories will assist you the most.

Common features to look for that may help you make a decision are:

  • Wand type- How long is it? Does it come with a special tip fitting? The AR142P is a good example of this.
  • Hose length- Some pressure washers, like the AR383, come with extended hoses that assist in getting to hard to reach places.
  • Wheels or no wheels- Will you need to move your pressure washer regularly or will most of your work be stationary? Many AR Blue Clean pressure washers have wheels.
  • Soap dispenser- Some pressure washers have a reservoir to hold detergent. The AR390 has chemical injection with a 48oz detergent tank.

Be sure to visit to check out the extensive selection of electric pressure washers and pressure washer accessories.

May 29, 2014

Pressure Washing Your Pool for Summer

Filed under: Pressure Washers,Projects,Spring Cleaning — AR Blue Clean @ 4:21 pm

Pressure washing your pool

Temperatures outside are on the rise and even though the official start to summer isn’t for a few more weeks, pool season is in the air. Needless to say, if you haven’t cleaned your pool yet, the time to do so is now. But fear not, because with the help of AR Blue Clean products and the few easy steps listed below, your pool will be on its way to being clean and ready for summer!

  1. Make sure your pool is drained. Also, make sure to only use a pressure washer on concrete pools. Otherwise you may damage the material your pool is made of.
  2. Before using your pressure washer, sweep out debris that may have gathered on the bottom of the pool and clean up excess dirt around the edge of the pool.
  3. For the first spray, use a universal cleaning detergent and spray down the pool. Let the solution set for a few minutes to make sure even heavy grime will be lifted off. Make sure you hold the pressure washer wand at a 45 degree angle to your surface. This will help lift dirt off the surface instead of pushing the dirt into it. If more direct force is needed, work from 45 degrees to 90 degrees until the dirt is removed.
  4. Next, remove the detergent from your pressure washer and use just a water spray. This will remove any other dirt and grime from the pool surface.

Voilà! Now your pool is ready for summer. “CANNONBALLLLLLLL!!!”

March 19, 2014

Three Spring Projects for Your Pressure Washer

Filed under: Pressure Washer Tips,Pressure Washers,Projects,Spring Cleaning — AR Blue Clean @ 5:08 pm

Three Spring Projects for Your Pressure Washer

Here are three of our top projects to complete with your pressure washer. If you complete these projects you will be well on your way to finishing your spring cleaning checklist.

1. Deck Cleaning
Cleaning your deck can easily be done with a pressure washer and will leave your deck looking like it was just put in. Here are five tips to make sure you get your project done right.

AR Blue Clean Pressure Washer

2. Boat Cleaning
To ensure you get endless hours out on the lake it is important to take care of all your equipment, especially your boat. Here are three easy tips to keep your boat in tip top shape.

3. Outdoor Furniture Cleaning
How you use the pressure washer to clean your outdoor furniture will depend on what the furniture is made of.  You can pressure wash outdoor furniture if you do it correctly. Follow these directions for wood, metal and wicker outdoor furniture to make sure you clean them correctly.

Outdoor Furniture Cleaning with an AR Blue Clean Pressure Washer

You may want to take a look at some of our great accessories to find products to make your job easier. For these three projects you may be interested in the underbody spray wand and the rotary brush.


January 14, 2014

Pressure Washer Manuals

Filed under: Accessories,Pressure Washers,Spring Cleaning — AR Blue Clean @ 2:49 pm

Spring is right around the corner and this is a perfect time to get your pressure washer out and make sure it is good to go for that first project.

Many people are going entirely digital with documents, whether it is bank statements or monthly bills. Why should your pressure washer manual be any different? At AR Blue Clean we don’t think you should lack any of the information you need to maintain your pressure washer and keep it running for many years to come. That is why we posted all of our pressure washer manuals online for your convenience.

As you are getting your pressure washer tuned up for spring you may need to replace some parts. Check out our entire assortment of replacement parts to find the one you need.

November 14, 2013

Pick the right tool for the job: AR390 vs. AR527

Filed under: Accessories,Pressure Washers — AR Blue Clean @ 9:31 pm

AR390 and AR527

If you are looking for a pressure washer with a little more PSI you may have looked at our line of 1800 PSI pressure washers. Many people have questions about the difference between the AR390 and the AR527 pressure washers.

They both are cold water pressure washers that are 1800 PSI  and build with the quality you would expect from AR Blue Clean.

The AR390 has a built in detergent tank, a hose reel, 10 extra feet of high pressure hose and weighs about 40 pounds.

The AR527 on the other hand, has an external connection for detergent and weighs about 20 pounds.

Both will produce the same amount of cleaning power with 1800 PSI. And while both have wheels for easy mobility there is a significant difference of 20 pounds between them.

So why buy one instead of the other?

If you will be using detergent on a regular basis to clean siding, boats, cars or patios we would recommend going with the AR390 with the built in detergent tank.

If you are worried about weight and will not be needing detergent consistently then the AR527 may be right for you.

With either machine you may want to improve your performance for cleaning by using the SprayGlide to ensure you do not damage the surface you are cleaning.

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