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    Power Washing from the Exterior Painting Experts at CertaPro Painters of Upper Marlboro, MD

    chester county paintersCertaPro Painters of Upper Marlboro usually follows a five-step process when working on exterior painting projects. This five-step process includes: washing, surface preparation, painting, cleaning, and inspection. During the washing and surface preparation phases, CertaPro Painters of Upper Marlboro clean the surface areas of your home and remove the exterior paint. Removing the exterior paint from a home can be a very complex, time-consuming project. However, it is incredibly important to clean the exterior of your home before painting because this helps give the primer and paint a clean surface to stick to. Power washing is a part of the first step in preparing your home's exterior for painting. Pressure washing works well on wood, granite, asphalt, bricks, and aluminum surfaces. 

    Exterior painting crews from CertaPro Painters of Upper Marlboro are trained to use power washers to the best of their ability and are able to quickly remove dirt and other particulate matter off of your home. You, as well, can safely power wash your house by following a few basic steps. For starters, become familiar with the power washing equipment before using a high pressure washer on your house. The basic parts of a power washer include: pressure hose, spray wand and gun, spray nozzles, and water pressure control knob. Test the power washer on a small spot to see how it feels in your hand. Once you feel comfortable using the power washer, stand approximately 3-4 feet away from the wall and spray in a downward angle. Start with 1500 psi and increase the water pressure if necessary. When washing, start from the bottom of the wall and then work your way up to the top. Spray horizontally rather than vertically as water could potentially enter the wall if you accidently spray up and under lap siding. Let the detergent sit on the wall's surface for approximately 5-8 minutes. Then rinse the wall. When rinsing, begin at the top of the wall and then move downwards. Remember to always work at your own pace. 
    Using your electric power washer is one of the easiest and fastest paint removal techniques. High pressure washers remove oil and paint from a surface, which allows the new coat of paint to adhere better. Once you have completed the washing and surface preparation stages, you are now officially ready to begin painting. At CertaPro, we are committed to providing the highest quality work and professional service with every painting project. If you have any questions regarding power washing or exterior painting jobs in general, then call your local Upper Marlboro painters today!

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CertaPro Painters of Upper Marlboro - Professional Painters Services
6195 Prong Horn Ct
Waldorf, MD 20603
Phone: 301-885-0511