When it comes to painting a commercial building, is pressure washing beforehand necessary? Is pressure washing an important part of maintenance? Does it make paint last longer? We are going to cover the basics and help you understand the need for pressure washing.
What is pressure washing?
Let's start with the basics. What even is pressure washing? Pressure washing is a high-pressure what spray gun that removes all paint, mold, grime, dust, mud, and dirt from surfaces and objects such as buildings, vehicles and concrete surface.
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Should you pressure wash before painting a commercial building? Is it even needed?
Point blank - Pressure washing is needed before painting to ensure that your paint adheres properly to the building. If you start painting a 10 year old building that has not been pressure washed, you're going to run into some problems if you just immediately paint over it. The paint will not last long and will chip off along with whatever was leftover on it.
Should pressure washing be apart of maintenance and upkeep?
Aside from pressure washing before painting, what about doing it for maintenance and upkeep? The answer is yes - but not a rough. When you are pressure washing you can adjust the pressure of it. You don't want the pressure to chip off paint but just knock off dirt so it won't be as strong as if you were pressure washing before painting.
Pressure washing can...
Boost curb appeal
Make your business more welcoming
Save time and costs
Create a more cleaner environment
As you can see, pressure washing is a vital part in maintaining your commercial building (or any building for that matter). If you take care of the building while it's still good, it will save you (or your client) time and money down the road.