Need Advice Cleaning Fence - Pressure washer?

I am getting ready to stain my fence. It is pretty clean. Can I just wire brush the stained areas & clean it with a high pressure head on my garden hose, or should I rent a pressure washer? If I rent a pressure washer, they come in a wide ranger of pressures, what do I need?
Thanks in advance.
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Normally I use a pressure washer, but it depends on the size of the job and how stained it is.
The one problem with cleaning just the stained areas is that those areas may look different -- cleaner and brighter -- than the rest of the fence. I tried spot cleaning once and the difference was too noticeable -- I ended up pressure washing the whole thing. It really depends on how long the fence has been up and how much weathering it has taken.
You could tried spot cleaning and check the results after it dries. And you may as well use your garden hose and make it part of the experiment.
I would not use a wire brush -- stick with a good stiff plastic scrub brush. I have a wheel brush that I picked up at an auto parts store. One benefit is that it has a long handle.
If you go to a tool rental place, they can advise you on the proper washer. I always go to a paint store -- what they have is geared toward this kind of work, so there's no guessing. [If you go to a paint store -- or even a tool rental -- plan ahead. Since this is the time of year that homeowners start doing outside work, you may have to reserve the pressure washer.]
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