Tips for Pressure Washing Wood Surfaces
Natural wood siding, decking, and fencing might look great, but if it’s not properly maintained it can collect grime and develop mildew growth that spoils its appearance and shortens its lifespan. Pressure washers offer an easy, effective way to clean wood surfaces, but you may have heard that pressure washing can damage wood as well. In fact, pressure washers can be used to safely clean wood as long as you use the right tools and take the proper precautions.
Here are a few tips to safely pressure wash wood surfaces:
Spring is a great time to give a fresh clean look to your deck or fencing. If you will be painting or refinishing your wooden surfaces be sure to allow at least a day for them to dry before applying any paint or sealants. If you begin before the wood is dry you can possibly seal in moisture which can significantly damage the wood.