Do You Need to Pressure Wash Exterior Walls Before Painting?

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Do You Need to Pressure Wash Exterior Walls Before Painting?

Pressure washing on its own is one of the most effective ways to keep the exterior of your building looking its best. While it can help to maintain a well-kept appearance, it’s even more important to do so before painting. Think of it like a deep clean for your exterior walls. 

Before the painters can begin, you’ll want to make sure all the dirt and grime on the walls have been removed. Of course, it’s okay if you don’t. But, not doing so means they’ll be painting over a bumpy, uneven surface, and you won’t get the long-lasting results you’re looking for.

You can choose to purchase your own machine and do it yourself, or you can hire us to do it all. Doing it yourself might seem cheaper at first. The thing is, if you don’t know what you’re doing, it can lead to damages, injuries, or expensive repairs. 

It’s best to leave it to the experts. Pressure cleaning can make it easier on your wallet in the long run and save you a lot of time and energy. Aside from that, it’s also a lot safer. 

As professional contractors with years of experience behind us, we know how to prepare a building to be cleaned, are able to use different methods for different surfaces and have specialized equipment that has adjustable pressure levels and multiple nozzles. We’ve taken on all kinds of projects in Miami and know a thing or two when it comes to what works best. 

Pressure washing is a must before painting… Here’s why.

Why you should pressure clean exterior walls before painting

To boost curb appeal

There’s just something about a well-kept building that makes it feel more welcoming. Even if you’re not currently planning to sell, clean exteriors on a commercial building create an inviting atmosphere that can help get the attention of new clients and keep your regulars coming back. 

To make your paint job last longer

A good pressure cleaning can help increase the durability and lifespan of a paint job. Like we mentioned before, you don’t necessarily have to do it. But, painting over a dirty surface means that the paint won’t stick on for as long and you probably don’t want to have to get your property painted more often than you need to.

To help keep the interior clean 

Pressure washing removes mold and mildew. Since they’re on the outside, they might not seem too important to pay attention to. However, if not taken care of, they will keep growing and can potentially even make their way into your interior walls. This preventive maintenance can help you to avoid some unexpected, expensive restorations in the future.

To clean those hard-to-reach places 

A major plus of pressure washing is that it can get all the way into those tight spaces that a standard watering hose can’t reach. There’s a good chance that these areas have never been cleaned before!

Count On Our Pressure Cleaning Experts 

To ensure the best paint job, we take pride in always going the extra mile to prepare the exterior of your building. Pressure cleaning is part of what we do to ensure quality work you will love.

Contact Sepi Painting today for a free estimate!