3 Reasons why Pressure Washing your home Before Having it Painted is a good idea
Once you’ve decided to paint your home, you don’t want anything to get in the way of your getting the work done. Maybe you’ve hired a professional painter for the job, or maybe you’re planning on tackling it yourself. Either way, you’re ready to go for it. But if you want a quality, lasting paint job, you will need to have a Palm Beach County pressure washing professional – like Better House Painters – clean the exterior of your home beforehand. Otherwise, you may end up needing to do the job over in just a few months. Here are a few of the reasons having your exterior cleaned before painting is so important:
1. A Palm Beach County pressure washing professional will make for a longer-lasting paint job.
Pressure-washing your home will get rid of a surprising amount of build-up. Dirt and particulate matter are all over your home, but you’ll also find loads of mold and mildew. Even if you’re not able to see these things, it’s very likely that they’re lining a large portion of your walls. And if you paint over them, you won’t be painting your walls at all, but the grime that’s settled on them instead.
Is that really much of a problem? Actually, it is.
When you paint over grime, fungus, or mold, it won’t be long before the paint starts to chip and peel away. The paint will react to heat and rain much more quickly, and it will be noticeable. So making sure your walls are cleaned by a Palm Beach County pressure-washing professional before you paint them can make sure your paint job is a lasting one.
2. Your garden hose isn’t Pressure Washing!
There really isn’t a DIY version of the job a Palm Beach County pressure-washing professional will do. An ordinary hose won’t be able to provide you with the pressure you need to have any significant effect. You may get rid of some of the dirt, and after some effort, you may even be able to notice a difference. But it’s what you can’t see that will cause you the most problems down the line.
The mold and mildew that we mentioned earlier in the article is a lot tougher than you might think. Power-washing is the only way you’ll be able to take care of enough build-up to have a positive effect on your paint job.
3. Professionals know exactly what to do. And more importantly, what not to do when it comes to Pressure Washing.
You’ve got your professionals painting contractor hired. So why would you want to find another professional to handle this part of the job?
The first answer is, it’s worth it. No one likes spending more money than they need to, but this will be an investment that will save you money in the long run.
Secondly, our painting contractors can handle your Palm Beach County pressure-washing as well. Our professionals know exactly how much pressure to use and what else your particular walls will need to get a perfect clean without any part of your property being damaged.