Power wash pressure

Hello all,
I have a cedar deck for 2 years and would like to clean and stain deck and railings. It's has some mold and is a bit dirty. What is the recommeded PSI for cleaning a cedar deck. Also, can anyone recommend a good stain?
Mike D
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Pressure isn't a good basis for judgemtn, since the width of the tip and distance from the wood are a major component. Think of it this way, the higher the pressure, the wider a span you can do and the faster the job will go.
Keep in mind that a good pressure washing often raises the wood grain, and you may want to run a belt sander with a medium/fine grit belt over the surface to take it back down. Test an out of the way area first.
Jeff
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It depends on if you buying the pressure washer or renting. Any pressure washer would do fine. It beats scrubing with a deck brush thousand times.
The price diff between a 1400p and over 2000p is too huge to justify buying the 2000p to save a half hour once every two years.
Oil stain is better than latex. Berh (Home Depot brand) is bad.
I highly recommend a speed pad with a long hand over a big heavy brush.
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