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Why You Should Power Wash Your House Before Painting

July 25, 2022 3:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Getting ready to paint the exterior of your house? Part of the fun is choosing a new color. But your prep work shouldn’t stop there. Before a drop of “Smoky Azurite” touches your walls, make sure your home’s exterior is ready for a new coat of paint with proper pressure washing beforehand. Besides, we at Imperial Power Washing think a good pressure wash is also just as satisfying as finding the right color, no?

Should I Pressure Wash My House Before Painting?

Yes! Pressure washing your house before you repaint will ensure the best results. Using a garden hose or skipping this step altogether may be tempting, but not worth it. While paint can still adhere to dirt, it applies more evenly and looks much better on a clean surface. Power washing will also make sure a new paint job lasts far longer. A thorough power washing beforehand can help a paint job endure for a decade or more. You just can’t get the same life span from paint that isn’t applied to a well-prepped surface. It’s infinitely more ideal for the new paint to bond to the old coat of paint, without the interference of dirt, grime, mold, and mildew.

Do I Need to Pressure Wash My House If It Looks Clean?

If you are about to paint, you should still power wash a house even if it looks clean. There is often so much dirt you don’t realize is there. You might even be shocked to find your house wasn’t quite the shade you thought it was! 

Can You Power Wash Bricks?

Especially for porous materials, the exterior of a home can harbor a surprising amount of dirt. That’s why Imperial Power Washing offers brick cleaning to Richland, WA, and the surrounding area. 

How Long to Wait to Paint a House After Pressure Washing

You’ll lose the benefits of pressure washing before painting if you get a little too excited to paint the instant you’re done washing. Any surface that’s going to be painted needs to be clean and dry first. Allow anywhere from 24 hours to three days after power washing for your home to fully dry before you begin painting.

Should I Hire Someone to Pressure Wash My House?

It’s possible to rent or purchase power washing equipment for a DIY approach. But you should be aware before you go that route that power washing can be trickier than it looks. The intense force of pressure washing can cause damage to a building’s exterior. More importantly, pressure washing can be quite dangerous to people. A pressure washer can emit water at up to 2,000 pounds of force! It must be handled with extreme caution. 

Hiring an experienced professional will yield the best results for pressure washing your house. Imperial Power Washing is a family-owned company that has been proudly serving residential and commercial customers in Kennewick, Tri-Cities, Pasco, and West Richland, WA for almost 25 years. We know how to choose the best techniques, cleaning solutions, and amount of water pressure for any situation. We want to save you time and give you top-notch pressure washing results before your next paint job.

Choose Imperial Power Washing in Washington State

We’re a locally owned and operated business, and a proud member of the United Association of Mobile Contract Cleaners (UAMCC). Imperial Power Washing is happy to work with you on residential as well as commercial spaces. We can power wash just about anything in the Richland, WA area. Contact us today for a Power Washing Quote.

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