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How important is it to pressure wash the exterior of your home? If your painting contractor takes a somewhat casual approach towards pressure washing your home before painting, you may want to consider a different exterior painting contractor. Pressure washing is the single most important preparation before painting the exterior of your home. But simply pressure washing is not the answer to cleaning exterior surfaces properly.

Many companies are somewhat ambiguous about which products are used to clean your home. A Touch of Color Painting’s business motto is that all aspects of any service should be clear and straightforward. As a consumer, you are entitled to know what or how any service is conducted. In response, we would like to educate our clients and audience on which chemicals should be used to pressure wash exterior painted surfaces!

Pressure Washer Chemicals Safe For Painted Exteriors

Power washing should be done every year to prohibit mold and mildew from growing and destroying the painted or stained exterior surfaces of your home. However, simply spraying water clearly doesn’t do the job. There are three additives that are typically used to properly pressure wash. The solution should not only be applied to areas that growth is visible. These agents should be used on the entire home as a low-pressure rinse. The main agent used is sodium hypochlorite or (bleach). Others agents are copper sulfate and trisodium phosphate (without the phosphorus). A higher solution to water ratio works more quickly and effectively in killing the living spores that are found in mold, mildew, and moss. Also, adding soap to the mixture improves results. Having too strong of a solution could damage your home and plants. If your home is two stories or more, it will most likely require a 3500 PSI or higher machine to clean efficiently. It is suggested by A Touch of Color to hire a professional for this service. Take a look at our services for more information.

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