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Should You Power Wash Before Painting Your Home’s Exterior?

Improving the exterior of your home with a new coat of paint is a great way to boost curb appeal, increase value, and make your home appear new again. Before any paint is applied, there are some steps you’ll need to take to prepare the surface. One of the most crucial preparation steps is having your home power washed.

Cleaning Off the Hidden Dirt and Debris

Your house might appear clean already, so you think you’re ready for paint, but there always seems to be hidden dirt and debris that you can’t see. For example, chalking may have occurred due to your old paint breaking down in the sun over the years. With this residue on the surface, your new paint won’t stick. There may be dirt and dust that have settled in any cracks on the exterior walls as well, and if you have siding, that dirt and debris probably settled in the nooks between each slat of siding. Our power washing service takes care of all these issues, leaving your home ready for that new coat of paint.

Ridding the Surface of Mold and mildew

Mold or mildew that has grown on your home isn’t something that can just be painted over. Even if it’s in a hard-to-reach area, or is out of view, your paint is going to end up peeling off. It could also get eaten away by the mold and mildew, almost as soon as it dries. Power washing gets rid of both mold and mildew, ensuring your paint adheres correctly and won’t be susceptible to immediate damage.

Contact Us To Schedule Your Service

Now that you understand what power washing can do for your home before you paint, should you power wash? Absolutely! Contact Color World Housepainting today to schedule your power washing service.

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