Ready to Repaint Your Home?
Before you start the application of a fresh coat of paint adding a new look to your home’s exterior, it’s important that you first clean the surface properly. Doing so will allow you to ensure that the paint and stains adhere correctly so that they stay looking new and stand up to the elements over time.
Power washing can help prepare the surface to receive and bond well with new paint. This process involves removing dirt and mildew to allow a new layer of paint to bond and adhere to the surface, not to particulate that is stuck to the home and may eventually flake off leaving bare spots. This spray wash method can be used on various types of materials such as stucco, aluminum, wood, and vinyl.
Though your home’s exterior surface may look clean, it’s still important to schedule regular cleanings to ensure that the results last. After power washing, you want to make sure the home is completely dry. The recommended amount of time that you should wait before painting is a minimum of 24 to 48 hours.
Pressure Washing a Deck Before Staining It
Before staining a new deck or a pre-existing surface, you should pressure wash it to remove dirt and debris. Doing so will help the wood absorb the stain and provide a more attractive and long-lasting appearance. Deepening the application will give the wood a more accurate and uniform color.
Experts recommend waiting at least 48 hours following pressure washing to apply a stain on a deck. This period can be ideal since it allows the moisture to completely dry.
Removing Paint the Easy Way
While you can grab a scrapper and go to town manually, that can take quite a long time and a lot of elbow grease. Some savvy individuals choose to use power washing to remove old chipping and degraded paint layers, especially those that have peeling or blistered edges as they will spray right off easily.
The process can be safely accomplished quickly by choosing the appropriate equipment, such as the best pressure levels, appropriate spray nozzles, and of course safety glasses. Once the job is finished and the home is dry, a fresh coat of paint can be applied smoothly.
If you are in the Southwest Florida area, we invite you to call Benitez Pressure Washing and Get a Free no obligation Quote on Pressure Washing Your Home. Our number is (239) 201-7807. Please visit www.BenitezPressureWashing.net to learn more!