To painters, preparation is everything.
Any person can start a job and slap on some paint.Proper adhesion comes from the necessary sanding, priming, and in the case of this deck, a good pressure washing. When approaching an exterior house painting project, the first step is to pressure wash the surface of any dirt, chalking, and any kind of debris that can hinder the performance of the paint.
In this photo, we are pressure washing a deck that has been untouched for the past 2 years. As you can see, the surface has accumulated a significant amount of dirt that needs to be washed away. It is important to note, that when pressure washing a deck such as the one shown above, the pressure of the machine should be lowered to avoid any damage to the wood. After the deck is dry, we proceed with some light sanding and finish with 2 coats of clear sealer.
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