Pressure cleaning is a simple process that can be used
for a variety of different applications:
Cleaning your driveway
Cleaning your vinyl siding and gutters
Pre-paint surface preparation (removal of flaking rust, dirt or flaking
and failed paint)
The following are some uses of pressure cleaning common surfaces:
Preparation of wood surfaces for painting, pressure cleaning all foreign
matter from the surface including mould, mildew, and any flaking or
Removal of unsightly algae that will usually form a ‘green film’
on the North or West side of your home or building.
Chemical cleaning of cement or block to remove chalky residue (minerals)
Removal of peeling paint, mould and mildew from cinder block to improve
adhesion of all subsequent top coats (this applies to all applications)
Concrete floors to prepare for a acid etch before application. The acid
will open the pores of the concrete to allow paint to adhere.
washing is a must if you desire IPC's warrantee and a high quality and
long lasting paint job. Even surfaces that appear clean, to your eye,
will have a film of dust upon it. This dust must be removed before applying
a coat of paint or primer.
Let me ask you this as an example…
Have you ever tried to stick tape on a wood floor or car finish when
it's dusty or covered in pollen…? Try it! "The tape will
not stick" the dust & pollen act as a barrier and the tape
will not adhere properly. The same holds true for paint. It will not
adhere properly and in most cases will eventually fail. We highly recommend
a thorough pressure cleaning to all our clients. It will cost you a
fraction of what it will cost a year later to remove the peeling paint.