How to Power Wash a Stucco Home.

Do you own a stucco home that is in desperate need of a makeover? If you’re thinking of fixing your stucco’s dirty appearance with a coat of paint, it is important that you give it a good power washing first. Stucco has its tendencies to collect dirt and grime that can ruin the look of your home. It is a common misconception that you should just paint over soiled stucco, but in the professional painting realm, we would never let this happen. You should never paint a dirty surface without cleaning it first. We want the paint to adhere to the wall, not the dirt on it! In this Peak Pro blog, we will let you in on how your Denver commercial painting company properly power washes a stucco home.

Stuccoed surfaces tend to collect a lot of dust and dirt in its crevices. All of this grime and possible mold that attaches to the surface can really take away from the beautiful color of your home. If the exterior of your home is coated in stucco you know how brittle it can be, making the task of cleaning your home a bit daunting. However it is a common misconception that stucco homes are high maintenance and difficult to clean. Thankfully, having a pressure washer around makes this process quick and easy as it blasts through any kind of build-up that may develop on your stuccoed wall.


Preparation For Power Washing:

Before you even pick out the paint for the exterior of your home, the very first thing to do is to make sure that there is not a single crack or chip in the stucco. Even the smallest cracks can allow water to seep into the pores and potentially damage the entire wall. Any crack or chip must be fixed and given a sufficient amount of time to dry out. When Peak Pro does exterior painting in Denver we make sure to let the stucco dry for about a week before power washing.


Make sure to choose the right setting:

Power washing a stucco home is different than power washing any other type of home. Stucco can easily be damaged by a power washer if the pressure is too high. Make sure you use a very low PSI. To ensure that you don’t damage the stucco, and always make sure to use the widest fan tip you can.


How to Power Wash:

When power washing your stucco home you will want to always wash from the top down. It is advised to stand with your sprayer about 3-4 feet away from the wall with the proper low PSI and wide fan tip. If you don’t have a wide fan tip, make sure to keep the end of the pressure washer at least 4-6 feet away from the stucco.


If you have a stucco home but are afraid of cleaning it yourself, Peak Pro has the expertise to help you power wash the exterior of your home and give you a fresh coat of paint. The best Denver commercial painting company and our professional team of painters for homes will put a fresh coat of paint on for you! Request a quote here for exterior/interior painting Denver or Denver commercial/residential painting. Our painters for homes exteriors will give your home a new look with fastest and cheapest estimate you can find! Also serving Austin Texas!

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