Power wash is (also called pressure washing) is defined as using a machine, wand and water to spray surfaces with high pressured H2O and sometimes chemicals to clean areas. This is an imperative first step when preparing to paint or stain any part of a home. If a proper cleaning is not completed prior to painting, the new paint won't stick to the surface and the new paint usually will peel off in big chunks and/or small flakes, if existent fungus and mildew are not properly treat, it will continue to grown under the new coat applied, causing the painting job to failure prematurely.
A good pressure washing is crucial when you want to update the exterior paint on your home, deck or fence. This is because the wash helps remove dirt, mold, pollutants, mildew, pollen and dust that keeps fresh coats of paint and stain from adhering to your exterior surface. Power washing also removes most chalking that may have taken place. Chalking is the naturally occurring breakdown of the paints skin surface from sunlight ultraviolet rays.
Using the right pressure washing machine will ensure the perfect preparation for exterior painting projects. The right amount of pressure will clean any surface, including wood, without causing damage. Also, using the proper nozzle will keep the appropriate angle and fan trajectory of water for each different surface. Our experienced power washing crew will be able to prevent wand marks (or etching of the surface), which can be caused by too much pressure applied at the wrong angle.
The exterior of your home takes a beating from the harsh elements and weather everyday causing paint to chip, and dirt and grime to accumulate. Over the course of a year, you may really notice a dulling of your paints exterior due to this. That is why it is recommended to pressure wash your exterior every year to keep your home looking fresh and clean.
A good pressure washing is crucial when you want to update the exterior paint on your home, deck or fence. This is because the wash helps remove dirt, mildew and broken down paint residues that keeps fresh coats of paint and stain from adhering to your exterior surface.
Further, pressure washing has some other great benefits to keep in mind:
Every spring, homeowners spend tons of time working on updating their landscaping and decorations, and your home's exterior siding or brick and fencing being clean should be no exception to the update. Having your paint or stain look new and clean adds to the overall look and feel, and is especially important when it comes time to sell your home. A fresh looking paint job, free of peeling or chipping could be the difference between a sale or not for some prospective buyers.
According to Consumer Reports, a good pressure washing along with needed paint touch-ups and siding or brick replacements can help increase the value of your home by as much as 2-5%. As mentioned earlier, these updates are crucial when it comes time to sell your home.
Regularly scheduled pressure washings will prevent grime and mildew from breaking down your home’s exterior, causing you to worry less about having to replace rotted wood, chipped paint and premature aging of your home. A good pressure washing before you paint will also help your new paint job last much longer than if you painted over dirty siding or brick.
Your home’s exterior surfaces accumulate dirt, grime, mildew and other bacteria that are wise to avoid, as some can be harmful to us. Having a pressure washing done yearly helps ensure that you are removing these contaminants, keeping you and your pets safe from getting sick.
Pressure washing works great on:
While you can rent or purchase your own pressure washer, keep in mind that is quite expensive, time consuming and in some cases dangerous if you aren’t familiar with how to work one. Dangers include using too much pressure or the wrong nozzle causing wrecked surfaces, broken windows and injuries to others or yourself.
Pressure washing is a great way to create a healthier environment for your family, it's a cost effective way to add curb appeal and value to your property. You will be ridding the surface free of dirt, mold, mildew, tannin stains from leaves and sticks, rubber marks from tires, oil and irrigation rust.