Painted and stained surfaces clean up very well and so does vinyl. Aluminum can be tricky (each case needs to be looked at individually). There are special techniques we've discovered that work in many circumstances. Additionally, it is essential to thoroughly wash and disinfect any surface before applying any paint or stain. Chalking, mildew, algae, dead wood fiber and any loose paint are all removed in this process.
This customer in Cambridge
This customer in Cambridge had been told by representatives in the cedar shingle industry that they didn't need to do any maintenance at all. That couldn't be further from the truth. Cedar will start to dry and crack the day it's natural oils begin to weather away from exposure to sun and rain. No wood has immunity from nature.
This Needham customer called us after reading
This Needham customer called us after reading the label on the can of paint. It read "apply to clean, dry surface". Dead wood fiber (aka weathering) must be treated like grime and removed before painting. If you were waxing your car, wouldn't you want to wash it first?
The first impression !
The first impression many get from this photo is that the bright area is fresh stain or paint.
Once again, simple removal of mildew
Once again, simple removal of mildew, dirt and dead wood fiber is all that is needed to reveal the beautiful cedar siding. Two wet-on-wet coats of CWF were sprayed and brushed on a week later to finish this restoration in Millis.
You have to love !
You have to love natural wood! It's almost a shame people paint it.
Vinyl siding cleans up like new.
Vinyl siding cleans up like new. It's the only maintenance you'll ever need to do.