Preparation before any type of home improvement job is essential for getting high-quality, long-lasting results. Not only is it the most important step, but prep work also tends to be the most time-consuming part of the job.
As experienced residential painters serving southeastern Pennsylvania, Nolan Painting strives to be the best when prepping and painting a customer’s home.
Our mission is to protect surfaces, and in doing so we may suggest to our customers that certain projects must first be power washed before we paint. Our home power washing services can ensure your property will look great and be in its best condition whether or not you choose to have it repainted.
Two Types of Power Washing Methods:
Pressure Washing & Soft Washing
Power washing removes surface materials like dirt, mud, mildew, mold, grime and other contaminants from the exterior features of your house by using specialized equipment. At Nolan Painting we offer two types of power washing: pressure washing and soft washing.
Our pressure washing services involve using a powerful hose with high pressure and low volume. Water and a biodegradable cleaning solution are used to blast away dirt, mold, mildew, stains and old paint. Loose paint is of a particular concern because lead paint may have been used on houses built before 1978. As a result, we need to thoroughly contain and clean up all paint chips. Sometimes, we might scrape the house first to remove loose paint prior to pressure washing. Alternatively, we may decide to use a soft-wash method. This can be discussed with your estimator. It is best to hire a skilled and experienced pressure washing company like Nolan Painting to provide this service in order to avoid damaging your property or exposing your family to lead paint. Due to the force of the pressure washing, we recommend applying it only to hard, exterior surfaces.
The Best Areas for Pressure Washing
- Concrete areas like sidewalks and pathways
Some of the more popular items we clean include but are not limited to:
- Traditional wood, stucco, brick and vinyl siding
- Cedar shingle restoration
- Deck, patio and outdoor furniture maintenance and restoration
Soft washing uses low, non-destructive pressure and special nozzles combined with a biodegradable solution that removes outdoor elements, such as mold, algae, pollen, dirt, moss and other stains without damaging surfaces on your home or killing your plants.
Protective coatings on the surfaces of your exterior home were obviously made to withstand the harsh, outdoor elements. However, they can be chipped away by power washing methods like pressure washing. But with soft washing you don’t have to worry about your paint chipping. Its low pressure, high volume, process is ideal for cleaning your home in between paint jobs to keep the house looking fresh without damaging the previous paint job.
The soft wash application has become the safest and most effective way to clean fungus and algae growths on various different surfaces. You’ll see the best cleaning results when applied to:
- vinyl and wood siding
- masonry surfaces
It is highly recommended that you use a professional, experienced power washing company like Nolan Painting to complete the soft washing process on your house. The cleaning solutions and dirty removal process are hazardous enough to require professional attention.
Why Choose Nolan Painting?
We stand apart from other power washing companies for a number of reasons. First and foremost, we strive to provide the most capable, professional service possible. We can do that because our staff is comprised of full-time employees, not sub-contractors hired on a job-by-job basis. We stand behind all our work, and we’re fully insured to protect you should anything go wrong while we’re working on your property. We are certified by the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America, so you can be sure we hold ourselves to a high standard. To experience working with one of the area’s leading house power washing companies, get in touch with us to request a quote or make an appointment.
For Expert Power Washing Services
Service Areas: We provide services to the following areas, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Bucks County, Philadelphia, and the Main Line.