Exterior home painting is an important part of maintaining and protecting the value of your biggest investment – your home. However, to get the best results and ensure your new paint job lasts, it’s crucial to properly prepare the surface first.
Washing your home’s siding and exterior before painting is a vital step that cannot be skipped. Dirt, mildew, algae, and other contaminants that accumulate on your home’s exterior over time can prevent paint from properly adhering. These residue buildups form a barrier between your home’s siding and the new coat of paint. Without removing them through washing first, the paint is more likely to peel prematurely.
Doing a controlled pressure wash or soft wash with a cleaning solution blasts away layers of dirt, pollen, grime, and other debris from wood, brick, vinyl, and other common siding materials. This deeply cleans pores and surfaces, allowing them to properly accept and bond with fresh paint. Any remaining residue risks contaminating the new paint as it dries, causing imperfections in the finish. Mildew and algae growth on siding is another issue best addressed through washing.
These organisms break down paint and cause premature aging of exterior surfaces over time. Washing removes existing growth and prevents future residue issues that could compromise a new paint job. For the highest quality, longest-lasting results, contact us to professionally wash your home before exterior painting. Our experienced technicians will thoroughly clean all surfaces to provide the optimal bonding surface for a beautiful, protected new paint finish. Don’t risk your painting investment – wash first for results that will last for years to come.