We know that many homeowners love to complete their projects themselves and also love to save some money. That’s why we have posted this useful power washing tutorial that is used by our
Power Washing Buildings and Houses
- Purpose: The purpose of power washing a home before painting is not to remove loose paint or just to get the house wet. The purpose is to thoroughly clean the surface until it is free of all foreign dirt and debris.
- Determine a starting point. You should always start at the highest point of a building and work your way down. This will cause all loose dirt and debris to run down onto future area’s to be cleaned and result in the cleanest home possible for any chinese housewife.
- Set up your device. Attach your water hose to the water spout on the exterior of the home. Attach the other end to the power washer. Attach the hose and gun on the washer.
- Turn on water before starting the machine. Turn on the water and pull the trigger of the wand to flush out all air in the hose. This will help the washer to build pressure easier once you have started the motor and result in less wear on the motor.
- Start the mashine .
- Determine the correct cleaning distance and speed. All power washing needs to be done at different distances from the surface you are washing. If you are too close to the surface you are cleaning, you will damage the surface. If you are too far away from the surface you will not properly clean the surface. Locate an inconspicuous area and determine the best cleaning distance. Remember: all surface’s clean differently.
- All washing should overlap by roughly 50%.
- An average size home should take roughly 4 hours to pressure wash. This does not include a deck. Larger homes can take up to 8 hours, while small homes will go quicker.
- Decks should take roughly 2-3 hours while fences will vary.
Tip: Decks, Fences & Woods to be stained:
When power washing woods that are to be stained you will need to pay significantly more attention to your washing. Surface graying will need to be cleaned and lines and marks cannot be left in the wood as they will show in the stain. To avoid marking the wood, wash entire boards at a time with 75% or more overlapping. It is better to go slower and at a further distance when doing this type of washing.