Importance Of A Good Wash Before Exterior Painting
Posted: Feb 25, 2016
When winter comes to an end and spring knocks on our doors, there are always chances that the exterior of our homes may not be looking as god as it ought to. Snow, rain, strong winds, and low temperatures have a way of leaving damp marks and dirt on the paintwork and they can also cause chipping, cracking and blistering to any exterior paint San Diego job. This means that before you invite your San Diego exterior painting contractor, you will need to do some proper cleaning on the walls. Apart from blasting away dirty and all the chalky deposits that are left behind by old paint, it will also get rid of mold, mildew, and algae that will have been deposited on the external walls.
If you decide that it is time to get a new exterior house painting San Diego, the sort of washing we are talking about becomes quite essential. Dirty walls may not look too grubby in themselves but the truth is that they will simply not hold on to paint the same way you would expect of clean walls; painting San Diego that is done on dirty walls begins to fall off almost immediately. Any expert San Diego painting contractor will tell you that as far as painting work is concerned, the preparation is equally important and is actually considered half the work. By doing the washing yourself, you will save the contractor the agony and of course the fees associated with something that you could have done easily. Even if you are not planning to do a house painting San Diego job, you can still clean the exterior so as to get rid of dust, dirt, cobwebs and leaves.
If you are wondering what you are going to use to clean the walls of your house before you can invite your preferred painter San Diego, take note that regular garden hose may not do an effective job. You need a power hose that is up to 50 times more powerful than a garden hose and it will also consume less water. A power hose is also equipped with different attachments that are meant to correctly clean different parts of your house; the water will be applied evenly and using the correct amount of pressure. A power wash can also be used to apply any special anti-bacterial cleaning agents that may be necessary in order to preserve the wooden sidings.
When you give your house a power wash in preparation for San Diego exterior painting you can be sure that apart from having a nice external look, your house will actually be clean both inside and outside. This will also make your home more inviting in addition to lifting the mood of the entire neighborhood; you can be sure that it takes only one shabby looking house in a whole street to affect that property prices in that area.
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