To help celebrate reaching 10k subscribers over at my YouTube channel, FFX tools kindly offered me a voucher to spend on tools. But feeling uncomfortable showcasing a “here’s what I got”, I asked if they could offer my lovely UK viewers a giveaway prize too and they said yes!
It took me a while to pick something because most of the time I never know what I’ll need until I’m researching my a new job. But we’ve been talking about how useful a pressure washer would be ever since we’d moved in to our first home in 2014. So instead of limiting ourselves to a voucher, we used it as a part discount towards something we really wanted.
During my DIY journey, I’ve found most jobs need cleaning as part of its preparation. And I know that this year I need to restain our decking, the shed, the garage door. The list goes on… and on… and on!
Buying a pressure washer was initially quite tricky as we’d never used one before and didn’t want a “weakling”.
So after a bit of asking among friends and family, we opted for the K4 Karcher Full Control Pressure Washer with 130 bar.
What we like about this one are the extra features that are designed for different jobs. Ours comes with an extra patio cleaning attachment, along with its standard nozzle and different pressure settings, like circular motions or a full on straight jet wash. Out of curiousity, I also wondered if it was strong enough to chip the white paintwork on our garage where moss had started to grow and it was!
Another main reason we wanted it was to save money on our car washing. We’ve often wasted £5-10 at a time at a handheld car wash on our Mercedes Vito camper van and we’ve still been left with streaky marks.
Well, let’s just say that no car wash will be getting a penny from us any time soon!
It’ll soon pay for itself and our camper’s paintwork and alloys looked shiny and brand new.
We’ve still got a bit of learning to do with all the settings as we tested it over a day, but we don’t regret our purchase one bit.
It arrived within two days of ordering and cleaned up the mortar mess I created this week after building my latest patio step from rendered breeze blocks.
Now we just need to re-sweep some silver sand in to the gaps of our existing patio slabs as I wanted to start from scratch where pea gravel had fallen in. After all, our house is a constant working progress.
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This is NOT a sponsored post. I received a gifted voucher by FFX, but paid a lot more of our own money to get something we’ve wanted for ages.