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Question DetailsAsked on 9/27/2013

what sould be done exterior window cleaning or exterior painting of home

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I don't quite fully understand your question? Window cleaning is obviously not nearly as expensive as painting and most people clean the windows themselves. Are you trying to figure out where to spend your money first? Paint the house if it needs it and ask the paint contractor to clean the exterior side of the windows while he is cleaning up. Most won't mind and often do some extent of cleaning anyway.

Answered 6 years ago by Todd's Home Services


If you are asking which to do first - just ask the painter to include the windows in the house cleaning - they will be pressure washing it anyway, so minimal effort to run a squeegee over it. They have to clean the trim anyway.

The windows should not be cleaned for at least 1 week after the paint job, to make sure it is totally dry and beyond "wet-staining" which is when partially dry paint gets wet and the undried underlying paint bleeds through the exterior paint skin and bleeds over it, making for ugly trim and occasionally bleeding onto the siding.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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