Once you’ve made the decision to paint your home, you don’t want anything getting in the way of you getting the job done. You’ve bought the paint, the brushes, the ladders. You may have hired someone for the job. And you’re ready to go for it. But if you’re looking to have a quality, lasting job done, cleaning the exterior of your home before painting is a must. It can be the one thing that keeps you from having to do the job over in just a few months.
But are pressure-washing services really necessary? Why hire another professional for this job? Here are a few reasons that may surprise you.
Power-washing your home’s exterior will make it easier for the paint to stay on your walls. Power-washing your walls will get rid of a surprising amount of build-up. There are dirt and particles that will build up, but also loads of mold and mildew, even if you’ve not been able to see it yourself. It’s very likely that it’s lining a large portion of your walls. And if you paint over these parts, you’re not painting your walls at all, but the grime that’s settled on them.
Is that a major problem? The short answer is yes. When you paint over this grime, it’s not going to take very much before the paint begins to chip and peel. Rain and heat will take care of that pretty quickly, and your paint will be starting to decay. Making sure these surfaces are cleaned before you paint the walls will help make sure this paint job is a lasting one.
Your garden hose just can’t get the job done. This is one job that you simply won’t be able to create a DIY version of. An ordinary hose just won’t be able to provide you with the pressure you need to do any significant cleaning. You’ll be able to get rid of some of the dirt. And after some effort, you will actually be able to see a difference. But it’ll be what you don’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.
Professionals know what to do and (more importantly) what not to do. You’ve already hired a professional painting contractor. Or maybe you’re doing the job on your own. But either way, why should you be paying another professional to get this job done?
The answer is simple: it’s worth it. No one likes spending money, but this will be an investment that saves you in the long run. You’ll see a real difference in the quality of the paint job and you’ll see it last longer.
Nevertheless–why not do it yourself? You can get your own pressure and try to do this job on your own. But professionals know exactly how much pressure to use and what else your particular walls will need to get a perfect clean without being damaged. When you try this job on your own, you’re risking hurting yourself and also your property. If you are looking for a pressure-washing Charlotte, contact us!