Saturday, June 25, 2011

House Washing Tips

House washing tips that you need to know before attempting a house washing yourself. These house washing tips will help you avoid doing any damage to your siding. So here you go! Important tips are marked red.

  1. Have a profesional company do the first initial washing. It's not as simple as some people think, and if you will not get the same results as if a knowledgeable person of house washing. But there are steps you can take to help keep it clean.     Tip
  2. Stronger the soap the better- Not True-! Dont go throwing bomb soap on the siding. You run the risk of streaking the siding and fading the coller and you can not reverse that. It's permanent damage most of the time. A simple solution of a type of  soap and bleach mixed the right way. The rest is top secret!
  3. Use a soft nylon tipped brush. Brushing is the key. The difference between a good job and a great job.
  4. NEVER let the chemical dry! This is very important. It makes a mess of your windows, streaking them, and the siding and the only way to get that off is to scrub it off. It will not simply rehydrate and rinse offf. It creates a tough film.    Tips
  5. Do small areas at a time. This helps prevent drying and is more organized this way.
  6. Always do a test patch first. There are a LOT of factors involved depending on the type, age, colar, quality of the siding or surface. And also the type of dirt that is on it.
  7. Rinse thoroughly. Don't leave any soap residue behind. Thats also why a mild chemical, so it is esier to rinse.   Tip
  8. Be mindful of the vegetation around the house. A lot of work goes into around the house and you don't want to burn or kill the plants.
  9. Wear rubber gloves and wear eye protection.
  10. Make sure that you wash the whole house and try not to piece wash thru out the months.
  11. Check out some Pressure Washing Basics in my other post. Or more info on my House Washing Massachusetts article.
If you are looking for a pressure washer Home Depot has some decent washers at good prices. And also this place is good to Parts.