Painting the exterior of your home is a big job that gives your curb appeal a giant boost. To get it right, it’s usually a smart idea to hire a professional pressure washer before you break out the sprayers and brushes. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.
What are the Benefits of Pressure Washing before Painting?
The most important reason is that your paint will adhere better and last longer. In fact, the difference is dramatic. If a house is not adequately cleaned, it may need another paint job in just a couple of years. Pressure washing can typically extend that timeline by three times or more. As a bonus, pressure washing also gives you the opportunity to tackle any mildew and mold that may be building up, which can be a serious hazard to your health and the value of your home.
Why Do I Need a Professional?
Experienced and trained professionals like our team know how to pressure wash any surface without causing damage. You’ll also save a lot of time and labor by letting us do the work for you.
How Soon Can I Start Painting?
You need to wait long enough for all surfaces to be totally dry, but not so long that bird droppings and other debris build up again. That said, stuff happens in the real world so you may just need a rinse instead of a full pressure washing if the delay is brief. The exact timing will depend on your surface. It usually takes at least a full day for wood to dry and at least twice as long for other siding. Be sure to do a touch test before you start applying paint.
Get the most of your next exterior home paint job. Contact us at Patriot Services first. We provide premium professional pressure washer services for homes and businesses in the Dallas Fort Worth area.