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What are the different pressure washer tips?

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Asked by: Mayra Vigil

Pressure Washer Spray Tips Per Application

  • Red Spray Tip (0-Degrees) The red spray tip creates a 0-degree spray pattern and is the most powerful nozzle of them all. …
  • Yellow Spray Tip (15-Degrees) …
  • Green Spray Tip (25-Degrees) …
  • White Spray Tip (40-Degrees) …
  • Black Spray Tip (65-Degrees)

What do the different color tips on a pressure washer mean?

The color of the nozzle identifies the angle of the spray fan pattern measured in degrees and is generally the same across all sizes. Red is 0, Yellow 15, Green 25, and White 40. The black nozzle is used for applying soap at low pressure and is sometimes used for low pressure rinsing.

Are all pressure washer tips the same?

All power washers come out-of-the-box with 3-4 color coded nozzle tips. The 40-degree is the most gentle spray. Held at the right distance you would use a 40-degree nozzle to clean windows and other fragile surfaces.

How do I choose a pressure washer nozzle?

The Best Nozzle Size & Angle
Avoid narrow-angle nozzles when you’re new to power washing. In case the nozzle you choose has damaging effects, always test on a small area. Sticking to a 25-degree or 40-degree tip should eliminate the risk of surface damage, but this extra precaution is still important.

What is the difference between pressure washer nozzles?

Most pressure washers have the standard red, yellow, green, and white spray tips as attachments to the wand. The black nozzle will help with soaping a surface, and the turbo nozzle combines pressure and wide water angle hitting your target.

What color pressure washer tip is strongest?

Red Spray Tip

Red Spray Tip (0-Degrees)
The red spray tip creates a 0-degree spray pattern and is the most powerful nozzle of them all. You need to be very careful using this tip to make sure you don’t cause any damage to the surface you are cleaning.

What is the red nozzle on a pressure washer?

Red-Colored Zero Degree Nozzle
Delivers a small, very concentrated stream of water. This nozzle is typically used for removing tough stains and debris from concrete and metal. Do not use this nozzle on wood or siding as this stream is very strong and powerful, and can damage a soft surface.

Does a turbo nozzle increase PSI?

A turbo nozzle temporarily replaces the fan nozzle on your water blaster to increase cleaning pressure by about 60%. For example, it would increase this Washmate-10’s pressure from 2,200 psi to around 3520 psi.

What does nozzle size mean?

The orifice size of the nozzle determines the operating pressure of your machine. As a rule of thumb, the smaller the orifice, the greater the restriction of water flowing through the machine. This causes the pressure to increase. Choosing a nozzle with too large of an orifice will reduce operating pressure.

Are pressure washer tip colors Universal?

If you have a pressure washer or are considering buying one, you’ve probably noticed that there are all kinds of pressure washer nozzles to choose from. Nozzles are color-coded to make it easy to choose the one that you need, and the colors are universal.

How do you read a nozzle chart?

On a standard nozzle chart, the top column that runs left to right is the pressure that you want to obtain. The left column top to bottom is the nozzle orifice size designation. The top to bottom column next to the orifice size column indicates the actual orifice measurement.