Pressure washing is the use of high-pressure water to remove dirt and grime from objects and surfaces. It’s a good idea to get in the habit of pressure washing before you paint a surface because you are clearing away any dirt or other debris and creating a clean surface to paint on. Here are a few reasons why you should pressure wash your home before doing any exterior painting:
Paint will adhere better to a clean surface – Pressure washing your house before you start painting is the best way to ensure the surface is clean; just be sure your house is dry before you start painting. A clean surface will help the paint to stick better and last longer than if you paint over any dirt or grime that is on the exterior of your home.
Paint will be applied more evenly – When you skip the step of pressure washing your house before you start painting, you run the risk of having uneven layers of paint on your house. Any areas that have dirt or any other substance on them will not get an even coat of paint, which will make your painting look uneven.
Cleaning the siding of your house will extend its lifespan – The paint on the siding of your house will deteriorate over time if it’s not cleaned regularly. One of the fastest ways to clean it is pressure washing, which can be done with just water or mild soap with water. Either way, taking the time to do some pressure washing on the exterior of your home will help the paint job and siding last longer.
Contact our painting contractors at Carlos’ Paint Company to schedule an appointment for pressure washing and exterior painting services today! Our painting contractors offer services to Greensboro, High Point, Kernersville, Oak Ridge, and Summerfield, NC.