For those who know pressure cleaning you will already know that there are many different pressure washing techniques and methods. Each pressure cleaning method will vary depending on the surface and the type of grime that needs to be removed from the surface. When cleaning stucco walls, you will want to use the right pressure cleaning technique or you can cause damage to the stucco. Big Moose Pressure Cleaning would like to share how to properly pressure clean your stucco siding.
How Much PSI Do I Need to Clean the Exterior of My House?
People often ask if it is safe to pressure clean stucco siding. Yes, you can. However you do want to use the right setting and pressure cleaning technique or you can damage the stucco. Depending on the purpose of the pressure cleaning, how you clean the stucco will vary. To start, you will want to use somewhere from 1500 to 2800 PSI. If you only need to remove dirt and do a basic exterior cleaning of the stucco, you will only need the 1500 PSI. However, if there is mold, moss, algae or if you want to remove stubborn stains, you will need to utilize the full 2800 PSI.
What Solution Do You Use to Wash Stucco?
When cleaning stucco you often want to use a detergent. When applying a detergent to the stucco you will first need to use a soap nozzle tip. When the time comes to rinse the soapy residue off of the stucco and do a bit of deep cleaning, use a 25 to a 45 degree nozzle tip spray. When cleaning stucco, the distance also matters. You need to be close enough to deep clean the pores and grooves in the stucco, but do not get too close to cause damages. When cleaning stucco you will want to be between 12 to 30 inches away. As you clean the stucco, look for deep cracks or loose pieces that will require repair. Additionally, if there are cracks in the stucco, do not clean the site for too long a period of time. You can cause water damage to develop behind the stucco.
Does Stucco Need Maintenance?
What most people don’t realize is that stucco is rather delicate and can be damaged by a pressure cleaner if not done correctly. You want to use low pressure when applying the detergent and allow the detergent to break down the grime. When rinsing stucco you will want to start from the very top of the wall and work your way down. This is important when it comes to managing water and time efficiency. With proper pressure cleaning, you can help maintain a clean exterior but also extend the life of the stucco at the same time. Often stucco is used for the exterior material on homes and walls. Maintaining stucco is the same as maintaining your home.
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Stucco often needs to be cleaned before painting or for maintenance purposes. If you are not familiar with pressure cleaning, it is recommended that you seek out a professional pressure cleaning service. They can climb ladders to reach high places and they know all of the different pressure cleaning methods. They will ensure they properly and safely clean your stucco. For pressure cleaning services, contact Big Moose Pressure Cleaning today!