Flying Colors Paint is proud to provide exterior house washing services to our Thurston County and Pierce County clients. We find clients choose to utilize this service to refresh existing paint, prepare for placing their home on the market, or in preparation for new exterior paint.
Before each of our exterior painting jobs, we wash the structure to create a smooth surface to ensure maximum paint adhesion. A thorough wash is a must! Painting over accumulated dirt and mildew prevents ideal application and leads to peeling paint much quicker. Proper surface preparation allows Flying Colors Paint to achieve its mission of providing customers with the best, longest-lasting paint around.
House Washing Process
Make a Plan
Our team will walk you through the entire home wash process. We will discuss the condition of your home and any areas we might need to be aware of. We will go over accessibility issues such as removing portable items, hard-to-reach spaces, or pets.
Prep Our Tools
Flying Colors Paint uses specialized tools to complete this important home maintenance project. Our washing equipment includes a water tank we use to mix our washing formula, which we affectionately call the Juice Box.
Our go-to cleaning solutions include soap, bleach, and Trisodium Phosphate, TSP. TSP is a common commercial cleaning agent, ideal for degreasing and removing mold and mildew. Safe to use with caution, our team is trained to avoid its potential hazards, such as prolonged skin contact or excessive run-off.
We will also set up equipment for safe accessibility, which can include ladders, scaffolding, roof brackets, and harnesses.
Wash We will use the Juice Box, hoses, and a minimally-pressurized wash gun to wash each side of your home. As we begin on the first side, we only apply enough cleaning solution to wash small sections before it dries. We spray from the ground up, so the solution doesn’t dirty the siding as it drips down.
If your home or building is extra dirty, we will scrub the surface while the solution is on. If not, we let the solution sit for 10 minutes for optimal cleaning potency.
Rinse After our cleaning solution has penetrated the dirt and stains, we use clean water to rinse and remove any remaining cleaner. We will complete the first pass of each side of the structure before we move on.
Repeat After the initial wash of the building, we do another pass on each side to catch any remaining stubborn dirt or stains.
FinalRinse Once we’re done, we give everything a light rinse before cleaning up. We take special precautions to avoid any potential damage to your building or property and guarantee that our team will leave things in better condition than we found them!
Please reach out to us if you have any further questions regarding our home washing services. If you are planning to have the exterior of your building painted, we recommend prepping the surface with washing within 2-3 months of your painting start date.
Even with daily wear-and-tear, a high-quality washing will keep your structure looking good for some time. We stand behind our services— we guarantee that the home or building will stay clean for 6 months after a wash! We have been painting homes in Thurston County and Pierce County for 40 years and we have seen over and over how much good a wash can do for a home and its paint job.