How to Powerwash your Home before Painting

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Painter Steve White demonstrates how to wash your home before painting.

    Steve White: Hi, my name is Steve White with MasterCraft Painting and today we are going to talk a little bit about pressure washing. So the first thing that we want to do in the preparation of painting your home's exterior is thorough washing just to remove all the dirt and spider webs and loose materials that will inhibit adhesion of the material that we are going to put on it. What we use is a 3000 Psi pressure washer, a professional equipment. You can rent these and I do recommend them highly it will make the job go a lot faster and a lot better. You can get the same results however like I mentioned earlier with a garden hose and maybe a nylon brush on a pull. It's just going to be a little bit more work and it's going to take a little bit longer.

    Important things to remember when using the pressure washer is that the water coming out into that nozzle is coming out there at 3000 Psi and it can cut your fingers, it can cut your toes, so you want to make sure that you keep fingers and toes away from the end of the nozzle and also some of the substrates that you are going to be washing it's critical to get close enough to remove the dirt but not so close as you are going to destroy the substrate.