Late summer and early fall are considered the best times to pressure wash and paint the exterior of your home. This is because the daytime temperatures and the nighttime temperatures are closer together. The moderate temperatures at this time of year will give the home’s new paint job a chance to cure. And since humidity levels are typically lower during these times, the paint will dry in a reasonable time.
But, before you repaint your home’s exterior after summer, it’s a good idea to hire a pressure washing company to do a top to bottom powerwashing of the exterior. The main benefit of pressure washing your home before you paint is to clean the surfaces better, which will allow the paint to fully adhere to the house. Other benefits of pressure washing your home before you paint include:
Removes Built-up Grime and Embedded Debris
Some of the dirt on homes can be easily sprayed away with a low to moderate pressure rinse. But if you look closely, you will find tiny bits of debris that can be almost embedded into the surface of your home’s exterior. This could be embedded mold, bird droppings, dust and dirt from air pollution, and food or drinks accidentally spilled upon the home while entertaining friends and family.
A moderate to high pressure washing can remove stuck on biological matter, mud, and most anything else that should not be on the home.
Will Help the New Paint Job Last Longer
You certainly don’t want to have to repaint your house in a couple years, so making the new paint job last longer is a major concern. Good paint prep starts with a clean surface. When you paint over flaky or chipping surfaces, oily or dirty spots, and even mold and other biological contaminants, you may notice an uneven paint job when you’re done. Powerwashing the exterior walls, shutters, decks, and roof is the best way to make sure the entire house is clean and to make sure you won’t experience premature paint chipping or flaking.
Pressure Washing Services That Use Eco-friendly Detergents
Griff’s Pressure Washing Services uses detergents that are not toxic to the environment, your children, or your pets. These detergents are just as effective as other cleaners at removing built-up dirt and grime. And when combined with the powerful force of power washing nozzles, your house is cleaner than if you were to attempt soft washing it yourself. Not only are our detergents natural, safe, and effective – they also will not harm your flower beds, vegetable garden, shrubs, or trees when absorbed into the ground.
Eco-friendly detergent products will have one or more of the following features :
- Those that are phosphate-free
- Are sold in recyclable containers
- Are completely biodegradable
- Chemical Free with natural minerals
- Formulated with children and pets in mind
Contact Griff’s Services for residential or commercial powerwashing of buildings, driveways, parking lots, and other structures. We have been serving Maryland communities for over 10 years and our customers depend on us for exceptional workmanship and competitive pricing.