Why We Hand Wash Your House

The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence of the work he produces. -Thomas Aquinas

It’s what we do BEFORE WE PAINT that makes us GREAT PAINTERS.

Pressure-washing a home is a bad idea! Houses are, and have always been designed to protect from rain falling down from above. It’s counterintuitive to shoot highly pressurized water at a house from directions it is not designed to withstand. Pressure-washing forces water behind wood and siding, and because it is sprayed directly into open seams, soffit vents and under siding, it causes problems, such as mold and wood rot.

Pressure-washing usually does not include a cleaning solution, either. We hand-wash with a mild soap and bleach solution that cleans the house and removes mildew.

We remove and clean all door and window screens, wet down the home and use soft car wash brushes to gently wash all windows and painted areas. We use stiffer scrub brushes for rock and brick. We rinse the home; and then clean, squeegee and buff the windows dry before replacing the screens.