The Importance of Washing Before Exterior Painting

Exterior painting can be a difficult task if you try to tackle it all at once. Perhaps the best way to approach a job of this magnitude is to break it down into smaller more manageable sections. A possible breakdown of this job could look something like this:
Wash. Depending on your proposal, your home is either power washed or hand washed to remove anything that might be soiling your walls.

Surface Preparation. Based on your exterior painting proposal, the experts at CertaProwill scrape away loose paint and rough areas are sanded down to make for a smooth application of paint.

Paint. Once the areas for your project have been primed and readied, paint of your choice is applied to the walls, doorway, or fence posts of your home.

Clean. Clean up is done after each day of work and also at the final completion of work. Paint chips are removed and all materials are packed up and stored neatly.

Inspect. After CertaPro’s own inspection, you are invited to inspect the work and will be asked to complete a feedback card for the exterior painting job and the crew.

These five steps each play their part in getting your project completed in an efficient manner. To get the best results for your exterior painting project each of these steps needs to be completed in full before moving on to the next. Washing your area is of the utmost importance for achieving the high-quality look you want. A thorough power wash and/or hand wash is required to clean all of the grime, build-up, dirt, and dust from your walls. Without washing your walls thoroughly you may find that when you reach the painting step your paint will not apply to the walls as smoothly as you had hoped. This can lead to paint having a rough finish and not appearing with the luster that you would normally expect.

The importance of washing cannot be overstated, as the first step in a five-step process, it sets the stage for your entire project. Washing thoroughly sets you up for success from the very beginning. The more detailed your wash is, the easier it will make the process when you reach the second and third stages of your exterior painting job.

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