Painting contractors need a pressure washer that can meet the demands of 40- to 60-hour summer work weeks and getting the job done as quickly as possible. For the most professional results, wash away the dirt, grime, mildew, and cobwebs with a rugged pressure washer designed for powerful washing and built to withstand daily use.
Thoroughly cleaning house exteriors before painting ensures that the house paint will properly bond to the home’s exterior. Professional-grade pressure washing ensures a long-lasting paint job every time.
Pressure Washers for Paint Prep
When cleaning house exteriors, a heavy-duty, gas-powered pressure washer is ideal. Pressure washing a home requires a high flow rate so you can complete the job in a fraction of the time compared to garden hoses or even electric pressure washers. In fact, electric pressure washers take 2x to 3x longer to finish the job than professional-grade, gas-powered pressure washers.
If you paint for a living, you will want a pressure washer with output of at least 2.3 GPM (gallons per minute). The PSI isn’t necessarily important, because you can control the cleaning power by changing the pressure washer wand’s distance from the surface you are cleaning. At Alklean, all pressure washers with 2.3 GPM have at least 2,600 PSI. Always test your pressure washer on the surface in question to avoid damaging it.
Professional Power Washing Benefits
Whether the house siding is metal, aluminum, HardiePlank, stucco, vinyl, or wood siding, there are many benefits to using a pressure washer to prepare for a paint job.
- Clean house exteriors thoroughly
- Faster, more efficient cleaning results
- Loose paint removal
- Enhances drying time
A pressure washer designed for professional cleaning applications is far more powerful than a regular garden hose. In fact, pressure washers can be up to 50 times more powerful than regular garden hoses. Industrial cleaning systems are ideal for getting a thorough clean on siding and preparing it for a smooth paint job. Plus, they are durable and rugged for everyday use by paint contractors.
Efficiently Prepare Exteriors for Paint
With the right pressure washing equipment, such as a gas pressure washer, paint contractors can easily and safely clean any type of house siding. Using the right pressure washing attachments ensures that water is applied at an even pressure on every surface.
If the home has any peeling, flaking, or blistering paint, it is expected that the pressure washing will remove loose chips of paint. Loose paint must be removed prior to priming and painting a house, and pressure washing is part of the preparation process.
A major cause of poor paint jobs on home exteriors occurs when paint is applied before the siding has fully dried. Using the correct equipment can help surfaces get clean and dry quickly and evenly, speeding up the paint job.
Texas’s Source for Reliable Pressure Washers
We welcome questions from paint contractors in search of pressure washing equipment to make their operations more efficient. Alklean Industrial Cleaning Equipment is your source for reliable industrial cleaning products and equipment in the Pasadena, Texas area.
Gain confidence in your equipment and in making your paint prep process more efficient. Count on Alklean to help you find the best pressure washing equipment for your painting business. Contact us today.