Power washing is the process of removing dirt and other debris from the surface of outdoor objects including the exterior of houses, concrete stairs, driveways, signs, and many other fixtures. People often use pressure washing to help their homes and businesses look more appealing and professional. Power washing is often useful by people who want to remove graffiti or other unsightly things from their homes or buildings. But a common concern that people have is whether or not the surface beneath the dirt or graffiti will be damaged by power washing. People often wonder, “Will power washing remove paint from the siding?” Continue reading to learn more about power washing its relationship with paint removal.
Does Power Washing Remove Paint?
The short answer to the question of whether or not power washing will remove paint from a surface that it is intended to clean is yes, power washing will remove paint. The long answer is a bit more complicated. Pressure washing uses highly pressured water to get surfaces extremely clean. Pressure washing is typically done when a building needs to be both disinfected and cleaned. If a homeowner or business owner has their building power washed often, it is possible that the paint on the siding could begin to peel. It is important to have a professional cleaning service do pressure washing to minimize the potential damage that could be caused by pressure washing.
What Alternatives Are There To Pressure Washing?
If you are looking to get your building or home cleaned and are concerned that pressure washing will cause your building’s paint to peel, there are other options available. An alternative to pressure washing that we recommend at Innovative Pressure Cleaning is soft washing. Soft washing is another cleaning technique similar to pressure washing. Soft washing also uses a hose that has been pressurized but it does not require as much force as power washing. The soft washing equipment uses several soaps and detergents in conjunction with a less high power water jet to safely and effectively clean your house.
Soft washing is a great choice if you do not want to risk pressure washing removing the paint from your building. While soft washing is the best suggestion for more delicate surfaces, power washing and soft washing are both useful techniques to help your home or business look its very best. Soft washing is good for rinsing the surface of a building while power washing is good for removing stubborn things like mold or other stuck-on debris.
Do You Want To Remove Paint From Your Building?
So far we have discussed what options are best for not removing paint, but there may be times where paint removal options would be useful. If you are looking to remove paint from the exterior of your home, fence or other structure, then pressure washing is a great option. You can remove paint from your home yourself using power washing equipment, but if you are not careful, it is possible that you could accidentally harm the surface beneath the paint. With the proper professional service, paint can be removed from your building without damaging the underlying material.
Do You Need Power Washing Or Soft Washing Services?
If you are looking for a professional pressure washing or soft washing service to help get your home looking pristine, then look no further than Innovative Pressure Cleaning. We have many experienced professionals who are able to help you get your building clean. If you have more questions about how power washing effects paint, we are happy to answer those questions as well. Contact us today to learn more about pressure washing and soft washing or to get a quote.