Pressuring washing and sanding of driveways, pool decks, cages, and homes are a necessary step to be taken before painting a surface. There are two main reasons why this is done: reducing the time needed for a painting job and to increase the quality of the painting. In order to have a blank and clean canvass to paint on, it is best that the surface is cleaned thoroughly so that there will not be any residue left on the surface. It also ensures that the surface is able to have the potential for the paint to grab onto. If there is any residue on the surface, the paint can possibly peel off, as it cannot penetrate the surface completely. Pressure washing also saves time when it comes to painting so that painters will not have to clean the surface while they are on the painting duty. Washing the surface will remove old paint, dirt, and other layers stuck to it. The cleaner the surface, the higher the quality of the paint job in the end. Pressure washing also has the ability to be controlled and the pressure can be adjusted according to the surfaced that will be washed. Wood and tiles can be susceptible to damage with a higher pressure of water used on it. Make sure that the water pressure is adjusted before using on sensitive surfaces. This will still be able to clean the surface minus the damage that a higher pressure can cause.
To remove all residues of old paint or glaze on your wooden surfaces, sanding is the best way to go. The same finish can be had without the harshness of pressure washing. Sanding also gives you the control and the finish that you are after. Sanding can be used on surfaces that are a bit more sensitive as opposed to driveways or concrete surfaces. Delicate surfaces require special care and this is what sanding will do to those surfaces. Refurbishing old wood is important so that the new layer of coat or glaze can properly stick to the surface. This will give an even coating and finish on the surface. By sanding a surface, it lets the fibers open up thus being able to penetrate every corner of the surface with the new coat of paint or glaze that will be added unto it. Sanding ensures that there are no residues left over without ruining the wood or the surface that is being sanded. Over the course of time, certain surfaces can acquire scratches and deep cuts due to wear and tear. This is where sanding comes handy as it removes those scratches and cuts especially if they have been on the surface for quite sometime. The rest of the surface will not be damaged with sanding.