A pressure washer is such a handy and versatile tool to have around the garden; its usefulness, as well as its performance and cleaning capacity, can be improved with the addition of pressure washer attachments. Let's face it life is so much easier when you don't have to rely on brushes, water, and elbow grease.
There's no doubt these machines, even the budget pressure washers, have made our lives easier, but there are so many different brands available, like Karcher, Bosch, Worx and Ryobi, and they often have their own specific types of connections and fittings, meaning interchangeability between brands can be difficult, although not impossible. We would recommend going with the manufacturer's accessories to be on the safe side.
Black Friday deals on pressure washer attachments
We interrupt the regularly scheduled content to let you know that although Black Friday is over, there's still time to grab some last chance Black Friday deals on pressure washer attachments. These are the retailers that still have deals available or keep scrolling to continue reading our buyer’s guide.
26% off: Kärcher T5 Patio Cleaner WAS £85.99, NOW £63.99
20% off: Kärcher WB 7 Plus 3-in-1 Wash Brush WAS £49.99, NOW £40
44% off: Karcher 10M Pressure Washer Sewer Hose Cleaning Pipe WAS £35.98, NOW £19.99
20% off: Karcher 3-in-1 Wood Cleaner Detergent WAS £4.98, NOW £3.98
Save £6: Kärcher K2-K3 Vario Pressure Washer Lance WAS £25, NOW £19
It would be nigh on impossible to give a comprehensive list of attachments for each manufacturer, so we've had a look across some of the different popular brands and chosen a selection of attachments to give you an idea of what's available and how they can enhance your pressure washing experience. It's worth noting that these attachments are not suitable for cordless pressure washers.
Best pressure washer attachments at a glance
• Best for patio and driveway cleaning: Kärcher T5 Patio Cleaner - view on Amazon UK
• Best for accessing awkward areas: Bosch 360° Pistol - view on Amazon UK
• Best soft brush attachment: Nilfisk 6411131 Auto Brush - view on Amazon UK
Best pressure washer attachments
Best for patio and driveway cleaning
The Kärcher T5 Patio Cleaner is a great additional accessory for your pressure washer that makes
- Great for patios, driveways, and other hard surfaces
- Adjustable nozzle position
- It can leave a pattern if you move it too quickly
Best for budget cleaning
This patio washer from Nilfisk is pretty similar to the Karcher T5 but is slightly less refined.
- Good value
- Conical action is good for cleansing around ridges
- Not as efficient as some other patio cleaners
Best for accessing awkward areas
The Bosch 360° Pressure Washer Pistol is a fantastic addition to your cleaning tool kit. Its
- Rotating nozzle for easy cleaning of hard-to-reach areas
- Variable nozzle setting for different cleaning needs
- Not so good for patios or decking
Best for spraying foam cleanser
The Stone Banks Pressure Washer Snow Foam Cannon Lance Gun is a great option for making car
- Quick connect feature
- Durable construction
- May need an adapter to fit your washer
Best soft brush attachment
The Nilfisk brush attachment features soft bristles that are gentle on surfaces but tough enough
- Soft bristles prevent scratching
- Squeegee attachment
- Can be a bit messy to use
Best for accessing high or low areas
The Frunimall angled lance attachment is a versatile pressure washer tool that allows effortless
- Great for hard-to-reach places
- Adjustable pressure and angles
- May need an adapter to fit some models
Best multi-function brush accessory
The Kärcher WB 7 is a versatile and effective cleaning tool. It offers three functions in one,
- Versatile 3-in-1 design
- Easy to use
- Becomes a bit heavy when used for longer periods
What is the best pressure to use with my washer?
Pressure is measured in bars or PSI (pounds per square inch). For cleaning decking, garden furniture or cars, a pressure of around 100 bar (1450psi) is ideal to avoid any damage. For patios, you can go up to about 130 bar (1885psi), and concrete can take about 150 bar (2175psi)
Most popular pressure washers deliver a set PSI, and this is where pressure washer attachments come to the fore, as they can increase and enhance the performance of the washer. The addition of an attachment like a patio cleaner or a foam dispenser can help you get the job done more quickly, with less mess, less chance of causing any damage, and give better results. Once finished, you can stand back and enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done!
It's always worth making sure that any attachment or accessory is compatible with your pressure washer.
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Alex Boyd is a Commercial Content Writer for Modern Gardens specialising in Power tools and pressure washers. In his spare time, he enjoys DIY, Travel, Gardening, and music.