Pressure washing your house’s exterior before painting is the most critical step to get your house ready for the paint job. If you don’t remove dirt from the exterior surfaces of your house, any paint coating you apply will likely to fail sooner that it should.
As the name implies, pressure washing is a good way to remove dust, dirt, mildew, and any old paint by using highly pressurized water.
There are some painting contractors that use electric pressure washers while others use pressure washers fueled by gas. Although pressure washing is not a big deal to operate, they can always be done by the experienced professionals to get the best result.
When you visit the store to buy a pressure washer, you should need to choose one that comes with a manual. However, renting a pressure washer comes with no such manuals. When you are buying a pressure washer from the store, you should always ask the store manager to show you how to use the machine. Although there are some functions that are common with all types of pressure washers like spray nozzle, knob for adjusting the pressure of water, a pressure-hose, and spray gun etc, the main thing is to learn the art of handling the nozzle and pressurized water.
It is obvious that you face few problems when handling the pressure washer. In order to avoid problem, you should never point the nozzle at people. Actually pressure water expels the waters very forcefully and it can anytime harm an individual. Besides, there is always a kick-back when you fire the trigger of the pressure washer.
Therefore, in case your footing is not properly stable, for example if you are on a ladder, you should seriously make sure that you don’t fall when triggering the gun. It is also important to not pointing the gun from the source of electricity and you should avoid lights and meter box when pressuring washing your exterior surface before painting.
Generally, you don’t need to mix a cleaning solution to the water to pressure wash the exterior surfaces before painting. However, if you combine the water with a cleaning solution, always use eco-friendly product that has a low pH. By using an eco-friendly cleaning solution you can prevent the nearby plants from getting damaged.