Tips on Tips (Nozzle Selection)

So now that you have your pressure washer, how do you get the most out of it? By choosing the right nozzle tip for the job you want to handle.

Red tip
A Red tip produces a 0-degree, highly concentrated spray that is very powerful. It can strip paint, grease, and grime from hard surfaces, as well as dirt and debris from sidewalks. This tip has enough pressure to damage surfaces so be very careful!
red nozzle and pattern

Yellow tip
A Yellow tip produces a 15-degree spray pattern and is called a cutting nozzle. It’s good for eliminating stubborn stains and dirt from concrete. It will cut into the surface and is most commonly used on cement.

yellow nozzle and pattern

Green tip
A Green tip produces a 25-degree spray pattern commonly used for decks, walkways, brick patios, metal furniture, and other surfaces, as well as flushing dirt from sidewalks and sweeping wet leaves.

green nozzle and pattern

White tip
A white tip produces a 40-degree spray pattern and is most suitable to clean delicate surfaces such as stucco walls, aluminum siding, glossy surfaces and vehicles.

white nozzle and pattern

Black tip
A black tip produces a 65-degree spray pattern and is not for cleaning purposes. It is designed to wet surfaces and to apply any form of chemical that runs through your washer.

black nozzle

Call (816) 483-1580 if you need any help optimizing your equipment.