When you are considering painting your home, there are many things you should likely do to prepare for the painting process.
One of these things is to properly clean the exterior of your phone, as dirt and other things can accumulate on the surface of your home and this is a major impediment to the painting process — you don’t want to paint on top of dirt.
There are numerous ways to clean the exterior of your home, with pressure washing being one of the strongest ones out there but with a few caveats that are important to consider.
Making use of a pressure washer will get your home exterior clean in considerably less time than if you use manual methods like scrubbing it with a brush or even using non pressured washing methods.
On average, you can get a smaller home pressure washed in about half an hour and a larger home pressure washed in anywhere from an hour to two hours, depending on how large the house is.
When you compare this to how long it takes with other methods, it’s quite a large difference.
Though it’s great that the pressure washing system can get your home washed quickly, it can also damage your home if you don’t use the right setting with it — and there are many settings to a pressure washer.
Even if you do have the pressure washer set correctly, something as simple as standing too close to the thing that you are washing can have a negative impact — in that paint can get damaged and even building structure from the power of the water.
If you do choose to use pressure washing, be sure to learn the proper pressure settings for the kind of home you have and make sure not to stand too close to whatever is being washed.
There’s one big benefit of using a pressure washer and that is that it can be used to clean just about anything, within reason of course.
There’s a whole world of videos online under the label of the feeling of satisfaction watching things being cleaned with a pressure washer.
These things include granite and tiles going from being extremely filthy to being beautifully clean and wooden fences that have months or years of muck being washed off of them
When you’re looking at methods for cleaning the exterior of your house, pressure washing is by far the most expensive method, which puts off quite a lot of prospective cleaners.
You basically have two choices — rental and purchase, both of which are more expensive than either hand washing or using a non-pressure washing system (such as a simple garden hose, for example.)
Rental of a pressure washing system can be anywhere from around forty to seventy dollars whereas purchasing a system can be at least a few hundred dollars up to a thousand and more dollars.
Though we have presented you with some pros and cons for pressure washing, the bottom line is that it is entirely your call if a pressure washing is the way you want to go when it comes to getting your home exterior clean again.
Of course, there is always the option of hiring a contractor to do the pressure washing of your exterior for you — and you will know that they will do the job right when you do.
If you need a professional to help you with your exterior painting in Omaha, NE, our team at Brush & Roll Painting can help.
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