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Old 03-25-2015, 01:56 PM   #1
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Power Washing Horse Stall mats

So i made the mistake of parking my car inside my garage this winter (we got a bit of snow here in New England) and now my stall mats look TERRIBLE with dirt, road salt etc.. i did try to clean them with a deck brush and also with water and a mop and even tried Simple Green but they still look terrible.

the last thing i can imagine is power washing them. i do have the power wash and i only have about 8 of them so if need be, i can probably drag them outside so i don't soak my entire garage.,

my question is if any of you tried that before and if so, what was your results?
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Old 03-25-2015, 02:03 PM   #2
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Re: Power Washing Horse Stall mats

Yes it works. Provided you are not using a 5000 PSI cleaner but a typical 1000-3000 I think you are fine. Worst case just flip the mat over

I have a box who uses an oscillating brush with water cleaner on theirs.

They hold up well.
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Old 03-25-2015, 06:08 PM   #3
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Yes it works. Provided you are not using a 5000 PSI cleaner but a typical 1000-3000 I think you are fine. Worst case just flip the mat over

I have a box who uses an oscillating brush with water cleaner on theirs.

They hold up well.
Thanks Shawn. now i just need to find a place where i can drag them to since the entire outside of my house is still buried with snow
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Old 03-26-2015, 01:05 AM   #4
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Re: Power Washing Horse Stall mats

I power washed my stall mats last week. I only have about five in my garage. I yanked em out side and went to town. They look good as new. I did not power was the rubber on my platform and the difference is obvious. I would never do that for an entire box full of them cause it would be a giant PITA.
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:03 AM   #5
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I power washed my stall mats last week. I only have about five in my garage. I yanked em out side and went to town. They look good as new. I did not power was the rubber on my platform and the difference is obvious. I would never do that for an entire box full of them cause it would be a giant PITA.
thanks Marshall, that is encouraging. i went over them again with water and simple green and it looks a bit better but i will do the power wash as soon as the snow outside is melted and i can drag them to my front lawn.

i think that next winter i will actually use tarp over them so i can park without causing such a mess.
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:57 AM   #6
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Re: Power Washing Horse Stall mats

Power washing works great. As an aside, if you have the 4x6' 3/4" mats, it also becomes a cardio and strength evolution if doing everything by yourself.
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Power washing works great. As an aside, if you have the 4x6' 3/4" mats, it also becomes a cardio and strength evolution if doing everything by yourself.
Those are the ones I have and I agree. Putting them in was a great workout which wrecked me for days
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Re: Power Washing Horse Stall mats

A very easy way to move a mat is to pick up the end of it by the edges, use your knee to bow it up (upside down U shape) and just drag it. Easy peasy. Still sucks though
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A very easy way to move a mat is to pick up the end of it by the edges, use your knee to bow it up (upside down U shape) and just drag it. Easy peasy. Still sucks though
placing and moving them was the easier part, i was struggling with loading them into my jeep and then spent hours cutting them. if i ever move to a new house, i will probably do it right and have someone lay them down correctly but for now, it works.
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Old 03-29-2015, 08:52 AM   #10
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Re: Power Washing Horse Stall mats

They are made for 1000-1200lb. horses to stand on for long periods of time. A little power washing isn't going to hurt them.
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