The best petrol pressure washers are: 

1.

Wilks Genuine USA TX750i

Pros
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6 Litre Detergent Tank

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Filtered Water Hose

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Free UK Based Support Line

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Easy to Use

Cons
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Been known to leak petrol

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2.

SwitZer Euro V Engine High Pressure Washer

Pros
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High Pressure for a Smaller Unit

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Great for Heavy duty home use

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Pressure levels are perfect for cleaning patios and driveways

Cons
Q

water pressure isn’t very high for a petrol pressure washer

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3.

Briggs & Stratton 020739 ELITE 3200Q

Pros
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No Need for an oil change ever

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quiet sense technology

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Ready start engine

Cons
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No built in detergent container

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4.

Waspper W3000HC

Pros
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Long Life Expectancy

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3.6 Litre Fuel Tank

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Includes first Oil

Cons
Q

Hose is cheap and can split after some use

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5.

PARKER BRAND PPPW-2900

best petrol pressure washer
Pros
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Soap Dispenser included

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Cheapest on our list

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Low Oil no-start safety feature

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2 Year warranty

Cons
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Doesn’t come with oil and cant be used without any

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6.

RocwooD Petrol pressure washer 

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3950 PSI

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12 Month Warranty 

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5 Quick Connector Jets

Cons
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Warranty is only for domestic use 

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7.

Draper 83818 6.5 hp Expert

Pros
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Abrasion Resistant Hose

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Fuel Funnel Included

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12 Month Warranty

Cons
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Wheels aren’t very durable

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8.

Kiam KM3400P Industrial Pressure Washer

Pros
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Triplex Pump Featuring Parker Valves and Seals

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Low oil auto shut off

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9.0HP Engine

Cons
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Doesn’t include any accessories

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9.

Wasper W3200HA Powered by HONDA GX 200

Pros
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Free Bottle of Oil

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Self Suction System

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Indestructible Steel Frame

Cons
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Short Hose Length

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10.

Wilks Genuine USA TX625 Petrol Pressure Washer

Pros
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20-meter hose

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Ceramic nozzles

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Straight and Curved Lance Included

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Self Propelling Drain Unblocker

Cons
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Heavy for its size

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BEST PETROL PRESSURE WASHER

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN ONE

Power/Pressure – Again depending on what you plan on using it for will depend on what pressure to for. All the best petrol pressure washers come with enough pressure to handle any type of job from cleaning your car all the way through to removing graffiti.

The general rule of thumb would be under 100 bar/1450psi is for bins, tools, bikes, and garden furniture, 100-130bar/1450-1885psi for guttering/facias, car, caravans, boats and fences, and 130bar/1885psi upwards for decking, patios, concrete, and brickwork. Petrol pressure washers will make whatever job you need to do with it faster and more efficient with a larger water flow rate and psi/bar pressure.

Water Flow Rate– Water flow rate is either measured in water per minute or litres per hour and this plays a huge part on how long a job takes to complete. For most job at home 400-500 litres per hour water flow rate will be perfect to get them done quickly and efficiently. If you wanted to save even more time or you have frequent large jobs then some of the best petrol pressure washers range up to 720 litres per hour.

Hose Length – This one shouldn’t play such a large factor in your choice for a petrol power washer as even the shortest available as standard on our list (7.5 meters) is still quite a large amount of hose. Also, these hoses are quite easier extending using a power washer hose, normally from the same brand, and they can be added together.

Warranty – Having a longer warranty is always a bonus. Especially when spending a large sum of money on something. If something as complicated as an engine goes wrong, the last thing you want, or need is to be trying to fix it yourself.

Having a warranty or a help line available to you can be a huge bonus when choosing what petrol pressure washer to buy. You could be better off buying a more expensive unit that covers you for 2 years over the cheaper one that only covers you for 1 year.

Accessories – If you are looking to buy petrol powered pressure washer accessories to clean your gutters then a curved lance is perfect for that job or if you are looking to clean your cars then you’ll want a snow foam lance to really soap up your car for a good clean.

There are a lot of other great petrol powered pressure washer accessories that are available but not many units come with any included so if you are needing some of these awesome petrol pressure washer accessories be sure to check what comes with your unit.

WHY YOU NEED A PETROL PRESSURE WASHER

I bet most of you are here because you have been using electric models for years and are always having to replace them because they stop working or they get broken. Here’s why a petrol pressure washer is better than an electric pressure washer.

Well, you need a petrol pressure washer because not only will it last you years longer than any electric version, but it will save you hours and hours of time doing the jobs that would normally take you ages. As a general rule of thumb, petrol pressure washers will help turn 10 working hours down to around 2-3 hours.

WHERE TO BUY A PETROL PRESSURE WASHER

Buying a petrol pressure washer can seen quite a daunting task, where do you go? Its very easy to buy an electric pressure washer but not so easy to find petrol pressure washers.

But you can buy these units from multiple places such as:

  • Directly from the Manufacturer
  • Amazon
  • Homebase
  • Tool Station
  • Screwfix
  • B&Q
  • Other Small Power Tool Distributers

 

10 USES FOR A PETROL PRESSURE WASHER

CLEANING THE CAR

Most of you might go and get your car cleaned at a car wash right now, but next time you go have a look at what they use to clean the car so quickly… A petrol pressure washer.

CLEANING A PUSH BIKE OR DIRT BIKE

Now cleaning a pushbike or motorcycle is a little trickier as there are certain parts of the engine on the motorbike and the chain and break parts of the push bike that just wouldn’t benefit from such a large high-pressure blast from a petrol pressure washer. Make sure you do your research first.

CLEANING WINDOWS

The best pressure washers have always been a favourite for cleaning windows as you don’t actually need a ladder to reach up and clean the higher windows which is super useful.

Using built-in detergent dispensers you can quickly and efficiently clean windows without having to fork out for a window cleaner once per month.

You could even take a shot at making your own detergent which can provide much better and solid results than shop-bought detergent.

CLEANING DECKING

Properly maintaining your decking is super important and learning how to properly clean your decking is somewhat important if you own decking. Make sure that you use the correct cleaning solution and also be sure to reseal your freshly cleaned decking once it has dried.

 

CLEANING GRAFFITI OFF A WALL

Graffiti can be such an annoying thing to happen to your property or a friend’s property. Luckily if you have a petrol pressure washer you can clean the graffiti off regardless of where it is even if there are not any electrical points.

STRIP PAINT

Going hand in hand with cleaning graffiti off of walls is using a pressure washer to strip paint. After painting an exterior wall you normally get splats of paint on the floor or in parts of your property you don’t want it. A pressure washer will remove this paint in seconds with ease.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO YOU START PETROL PRESSURE WASHERS?
  1. Remove oil dipstick and fill with oil
  2. Remove petrol cap and fill with petrol
  3. Plug in the water tap to the unit but don’t turn the water one
  4. Attach the hose to the unit
  5. Attach the other end of the hose to the spray gun
  6. Attach any lance you might need to use
  7. Turn the engine on
  8. Switch the fuel valve on
  9. Prime the choke if necessary
  10. Pull the start cord sharply to start the engine
  11. Let the engine run for a few seconds and slowly turn the choke off.
  12. Turn the water tap on and start cleaning!

 

HOW HEAVY ARE PETROL PRESSURE WASHERS?

The best petrol pressure washers are a lot heavier than electric pressure washers and can range in weight.

Normally they are around 30kg but can range up to 70kg.

WHAT IS A GOOD PSI FOR A PETROL PRESSURE WASHER?

The PSI of your pressure washer isn’t a massive issue. Especially with a petrol pressure washer as they start as a PSI that’s suitable for all home jobs. If you are looking for one for more of a corporate or professional job then look at buying something with 3000psi upwards.

DOES HOSE LENGTH MATTER?

The Short Answer is, No. You will normally get a longer hose than you would on an electric pressure washer, but if you do need it longer you can easily find extensions on Amazon.

WHAT TYPE OF OIL DO I NEED FOR A PETROL PRESSURE WASHER?

SAE30 4 stroke engine oil is what you need for a petrol pressure jetwash. You can find this from amazon or any hardware store.

WHAT TYPE OF FUEL DO I NEED FOR A PETROL PRESSURE WASHER?

The clue is in the name on this one, Petrol. Any unleaded 95 from any petrol garage will do for these engines.

HOW DOES A PRESSURE WASHER WORK?

Petrol pressure washers are slightly more complicated than an electric pressure washer.

We have written a guide on how a pressure washer works and you can see that here.

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