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Question DetailsAsked on 7/29/2016

Recommend company to pressure wash and paint exterior 2 story house - Brick front & side, hardy plank in back

House is in Spring Texas, Need house pressure washed and painted, fix any wood etc. House has Atrium which is also brick. Hardy plank back.

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Pressure Washing is the Search the List category to find well-rated and reviewed companies for this.

You can find a fair number of previous questions with answers in the Home > Pressure Washing link in Browse Projects, at lower left, regarding typical costs and other pressure washing issues. Also on the issue of the difference between good surface prep for painting versus just washing accumulated dirt off the surface.

Some painters hire out the pressure washing before they paint a house, many or most pressure wash and prep it themselves, which would be my recommendation both because a painter knows better what prep is suitbable or adequate, and also having him responsible for ALL the prep AND painting removes the possibility of him blaming the pressure washing job on a failed paintjob.

The Home > Painting link at lower left can also give you a lot of prior questions and answers on home painting issues, some thoughts on paint brands and prep and whether priming is needed, and typical costs. Be sure to get a least several bids, because recently in our area there has been about a 3 to 1 difference in prices between the summer-student or teacher painter and the full-blown year-around professional, so you will have a tough decision whether to emphasize price and hope the job last long enough to pay for the usually considerably shorter life, and professional permanence. In our area (largely T1-11 siding) with true winters and moderately hot but not extreme summer sun/heat, paint jobs can laast from 1-3 years for cheapo jobs to over 15-20 years with professional prep and top of the line paint - my home is coming up on about 20 years with Weatherbeater Extreme (a PRatt and Lambert paint) and just starting to look like the south wall needs repainting.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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