Professional Tips for Power Washing and Sealing

Summertime we all tend to spend more time outdoors by the barbecues and pools. Have you noticed stains, algae, or drab looking stonework and walkways? If so, now is the best time for pressure washing and sealing. You will want to choose a company with industrial grade washers and the proper tips to address different types of surfaces. Hiring an inexperienced company or attempting to do it yourself could lead to damages like scarring of your limestone, stucco, or even splintering wood. Commercial grade pressure washers can perform up to 4,000 PSI, and knowing how to use them can save costly damages and replacements. The typical process involves applying cleaning solutions that are safe for plants and animals, allowing them to sit, and then power washing with smooth and even strokes. The best mark of an experienced cleaner is that the power washing will be streak free.

Now let’s talk about why sealers are important. First they can protect and prevent stone from mold and algae. Secondly, they can protect surfaces surrounding pools and near sprinklers from flaking and expanding due to chlorine or salt from the water. There are many sealer choices available depending on the look you are hoping to achieve. The two most common are a penetrating topical and a regular penetrating. The topical is used for slate and sandstone and have enhancers available as an option for deeper, richer color. Then there are regular sealers used for concrete and limestone that do not change the look of the stone at all. Some sealers can also have densifiers added that help prevent chalking and flaking. Summer is the best time to apply sealers because the heat aids in curing them properly. Sealers cannot be applied until stone is dry and there is no rain in the forecast for 48 hours. The most durable sealers will be guaranteed for an average of three years.

If you still have questions or would like an evaluation, call our certified specialists at (214) 662-2300.

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