Houses, like cars, get dirty, and they look worlds better when washed (as long as there's a decent paint job underneath all the grime). For some reason a lot of people never think to do this, but it makes a huge difference and it's a lot easier than repainting.
For this job, pick up the same sort of brush you would use to clean a car - one with bristles stiff enough to remove dirt, but not so unyielding that they'll damage the paint. Attach it to a pole - you can scrub most of the siding from the ground, using a solution of mild household detergent mixed into a bucket of water.
It is safe to say some elbow grease is most likely needed to get the job completed. You have better things to do with your time. A1 Handyman is a professional, insured, and reliable contractor for painting services you can trust. Call 1-208-995-6457 and we’ll get the job done right the first time.
You won't damage a house by squirting it with a garden hose. A pressure washer; however, is another story. Shooting out water at anywhere from 2,000 to 4,000 pounds per square inch when compared to a measly 40 psi that jets from a garden hose, it can be a tricky tool to use. Many homeowners have rented pressure-washing gear thinking it would make short work of cleaning their siding, only to find out that they've damaged siding instead. If you're cautious and patient when using the tool, however, it can be a great help.
The pressure washing process is particularly good for removing mildew, especially if chlorine bleach is added to the water. Bleach kills mildew and its spores on contact. Painting over mildew alone will not work because it will just start growing right back through the paint film again. When using bleach, make sure to rinse the area several times because any residue will weaken the new paint's bond.
Professional pressure washing services by A1 Handyman (1-208-995-6457) may be your best solution to cleaning your siding. Power washing is messy work so have the talented professionals from A1 Handyman do the work. We'll get the job finished to your satisfaction and the only finger you have to lift is the one that makes the call.