Many people think of pressure washing only in the realm of cleaning, such as refreshing a driveway or some other outdoor surface. What you may not realize is how important it is to prepare a surface for painting or staining by using pressure washing. Outdoor surfaces can have a lot of dirt, dust, and other debris, which can hamper adhesion. For example, if you try to stain a deck without pressure washing it first, the stain will likely peel and chip in no time.
You might even find that pressure washing something means you don’t need to do anything else. If you have home siding, a driveway, fencing or another surface you are thinking of painting or staining because it doesn’t look appealing, pressure washing could remove what is making it look bad.
It is important to fully know how to do pressure washing as it can be hazardous if done incorrectly. You can damage some surfaces, such as windows, outdoor furniture, and your landscaping. Be sure to understand the psi settings on the pressure washer and only use as much as needed to do the job.
If you are unsure about how to operate a pressure washer or do not want to go to the expense to purchase one, call us at Prep-Rite Painting. We do pressure washing before several tasks, so over the past two decades, we have gotten it down to a science. It might surprise you how many things can be restored with pressure washing, so don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more.