Extending The Life Of Your Exterior Paint Job With Regular Pressure Cleaning

Although the groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter, the countdown to spring is underway, and with it time for Spring Cleaning. You might be surprised by problems affecting the longevity of paint performance – most of which can be minimized with a thorough Pressure Cleaning.
Over the course of the seasons, acid rain residue, salt deposits, oily pollution, dust, soot, mildew, and algae all build up on the surfaces of your home. You would never think that these simple items can cause premature paint breakdown, but they do. The solution to prolonging the durability of an exterior paint job is to have your home Pressure Cleaned every 2-3 years.
Weathered wood and peeling paint also become an issue as your house is continually exposed to the elements, and a thorough Pressure Cleaning should be completed prior to exterior painting to ensure proper adhesion of new paint.
Pressure Cleaning is the most cost-effective way to maintain your home and can save you both the time and expense of having to repaint 2 – 3 times as often. It will also leave your house looking “its best” for the start of the outdoor season as we look forward to gathering together in our outdoor spaces.
Areas that benefit from Pressure Cleaning include:

House (stone, stucco, brick and siding)
Pool Surrounds
Retaining Walls

It’s time to add Pressure Cleaning to your Exterior Maintenance To Do List now for the start of the exterior season.




The Importance of Maintaining the Exterior of Your Home

Most people don’t realize that water damage poses the greatest threat to both the interior and exterior of your home.
As we move into the heart of the Summer season, it’s time to make sure your house is sound and protected in preparation for the colder months to come. Here are some tips on where to start and what to look for.
1 – Start at the Top: It’s always a good idea to have your roof, any flashing, tops of chimneys and gutters and downspouts inspected every few years to avoid costly repairs in the future.
2 – Out of Sight often translates to Out of Mind:  If you have 2nd or 3rd story dormers, make sure to have the sides inspected for wood rot and/or peeling paint and take care of any needed repairs before things deteriorate any further.
You’ll also want to inspect all horizontal surfaces (as they wear more quickly than other areas on your home) paying particular attention to window sills and bases of doors and columns.
3 – Keep it Clean: Just like washing your car regularly helps maintain the durability of the finish, Pressure Cleaning your house every 2-3 years also helps extend the life of the paint job. Stone, stucco, brick, and siding can all be pressure cleaned as well as shutters, patios, pool surrounds, decks, and walkways.



Spring Cleaning and Exterior Pressure Cleaning

Pressure cleaning in Philadelphia & The Main Line is another of a long list of quality services offered by John Neill Painting & Decorating. Does your spring cleaning list include the exterior of your house? We wash our windows, wash our floors, and even wash the lovely coat of green pollen from our cars, but we often forget that the exterior of our house could benefit from a good cleaning as well. Aside from just freshening up the appearance of your home, pressure cleaning every few years also removes build up of algae, mold, and mildew, extending the life of your paint job. Most houses can be washed within 1-2 days with very little disruption to your daily routine. Other areas that can also be pressure cleaned include patios, walkways, stairs, and pool surrounds. Here’s to a clean start this Spring!




Shutter Repairs and Painting in Society Hill Philadelphia

When we received the call to restore the exterior of this lovely Society Hill home to it’s true beauty and splendor, we knew it was a project our craftsmen would take great pride in completing. We began by removing all of the shutters from the front of the house to be repaired and painted in our shop. Next we pressure cleaned the exterior of the home before addressing additional carpentry repairs to the trim and stucco, and finally painting both the stucco and the trim.




Exterior Painting in Philadelphia Before Planting

Do your exterior painting in Philadelphia BEFORE you do your landscaping this spring with John Neill Painting & Decorating! Now that spring weather is finally here (sort of), do you have landscaping on your to do list? If so, it would be a good idea to get your pressure cleaning, exterior carpentry, or exterior painting taken care of first. While we do take great care to protect your plants, getting your maintenance work done before they go in saves us all time and potential worry over newly planted flowers and shrubs. Here’s to a beautiful spring and the prettiest yard on the block.




Happy Spring Cleaning!

With the official arrival of spring (as least according to the calendar), the annual spring cleaning frenzy will not be far behind. Have you started your spring cleaning list yet? One thing you’ll want to be sure to include this year is a pressure cleaning for the exterior of your home. We recommend pressure cleaning your house every 2-3 years for several reasons (see below), and more detailed information of the benefits of pressure cleaning can be found on the Pressure Cleaning Page of our website. As always, if you have any questions or would like to schedule an estimate, just give us a call.

By pressure cleaning your home you will:
–       Remove acid rain residue, which can accelerate the deterioration of paint.
–       Remove any dirt or pollution film that may have adhered to your home.
–       Remove any contaminants that may have begun to grow on your home (mildew & algae).
–       Freshen up the appearance of your home.
–       Prolong the life of your paint job.
Other areas that can also benefit from pressure cleaning include; decks, patios, walkways, driveways, and pool surrounds.



Perfect Painting Weather

We hope you’re enjoying the beautiful start to fall as much as we are, and just wanted to remind you that this is perfect painting weather. Fall is always a good time to take a walk around your home to see if you’re in need of a pressure cleaning, carpentry repairs, or any painting before the start of the winter season. Routine maintenance is the key to protecting your biggest investment – your home.

For more, see our Painting Services to see how John Neill Painting & Decorating can serve you in the greater Philadelphia area and The Main Line.



Pressure Cleaning

The First Step in Successful Home Maintenance  is pressure cleaning by John Neill Painting & Decorating!

Pressure cleaning is the most effective way to remove all forms of residue from the exterior of your home. It is also the least expensive way to prolong the life of your paint job. A thorough pressure cleaning is recommended every 2-3 years after having your home painted. Other areas that can benefit from regular pressure cleaning include; driveways, walkways, patios, decks, and pool surrounds.

For pressure cleaning in The Main Line and Philadelphia, give John Neill Painting & Decorating a call at (610) 664-5555.

Additional service areas include: Center City Philadelphia, Bala Cynwyd, Gladwyne, Narberth, Penn Valley, Merion, Wynnewood, Ardmore, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Villanova, Wayne, Devon, Berwyn, Paoli, Malvern, Chester Springs, Newtown Square, West Chester, Blue Bell, Gwynedd, Jenkintown, Rydal, Meadowbrook, and Chestnut Hill.


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