Pressure Washing for Homeowners: Brand New on a Budget

May 13, 2016

Do you want to spruce up the look of your home, but worried that a paint job might be out of your budget? Pressure washing might be the perfect solution. Most people think of pressure washing as a way to prepare a home or office for a fresh coat of paint, and while it is true that pressure washing ensures a clean, stripped surface for painters, it can also be a great way to give your home a makeover without any paint.
So how can pressure washing help you?

Mold and Mildew Removal

Sometimes, homes can start to look dirty because mold or mildew is growing on the siding. This is especially true if you live near a body of water or if your home gets a lot of shade. Mold and mildew can look black, brown, or green, and it automatically makes a house look older. Pressure washing can help also remove these mold or mildew spots, so you don’t need to worry about allergies from the spores.


Outdoor surfaces can be easily stained. For example, the last time you had a cookout, did your neighbor spill wine on your deck? Or are grease stains from an outdoor fryer causing ugly spots that just won’t go away? Pressure washing is a great solution for these kind of stains and others caused by spills, drips, and splatters.


Sometimes the dirty-looking spots on your siding, porch, desk, or other surfaces aren’t from mold or mildew. They’re simply from dirt! Mother Nature can sling mud around during storms, and pollution in the air can also affect light-colored homes. Pressure washing will help remove the dirt from your surfaces without damaging the paint job or stain. Our experts know exactly how to use pressure washers to deliver the power you need to make your home look like new without causing any damage.

As an added bonus, regular pressure washing will help your paint last longer, since it isn’t being eaten away from the acid and pollutants in our environment.

Keep in mind that pressure washing can cause chipping if your paint is old and already starting to crack or chip. So, sometimes a full paint job is the best course of action. In this case, the pressure washing will remove the old paint so the new paint will adhere to your surfaces better. And yes, you can have a wooden porch or deck power washed so it can be refinished.

Here at Norby Painting, we can take a look at your home’s exterior surfaces and give you recommendations based on our experiences with both power washing and painting. We’ll work with your budget to come up with the best solution for your home. In many cases, power washing will add years of life to your home’s paint job, while in other cases, you’ll get the most bang for your buck by stripping the old paint and starting anew. Give us a call today to discuss all of your power washing and painting options.