The outside luster of your home can become diminished over time as a fine layer of dirt and/or pollen builds up. You can count on the experts at Professional Finish Painters to power wash your home to remove dirt and grime. Power washing is the fundamental first step of any exterior painting project. At Professional Finish Painters we know how to get your home ready for painting.
Concrete: Concrete surfaces are especially susceptible to staining as mud and debris settle into the textured surfaces of driveways, walkways or patios. Because this usually happens slowly over a period of time, it can be easy to forget what a difference pressure washing can make. We restore the look of your concrete by using a detergent specifically designed for concrete combined with water that is sprayed under medium pressure. The detergent is allowed to sit for several minutes and then rinsed clean using lower pressure water to prevent etching a spray pattern into the concrete.
Wood Decks: Using a low-pressure fan of water about 500 to 600 pounds per square inch we clean your deck with a sweeping motion to avoid harmful divots in the grain and achieve an even, clean look. If your deck is badly stained with mildew, we can use deck-cleaning “brightener” made from sodium hydroxide to make it look fresher or to get it ready for staining.
Brick: We thoroughly wet brick surfaces before applying intense pressure or detergents. Evenly soaking and then spraying water from the bottom to the top of your house will prevent drip marks. Detergent designed for cleaning brick or exterior siding is used to remove dirt, mildew, and mold. For tough stains, we use a rotary scrub brush in the power washing process. This is a less abrasive technique than using water at high pressure and reduces streaking. Once the brick is thoroughly clean a light shower of water is used to rinse your brick without removing any mortar