If this picture was current, they'd be working off professionally rigged scaffolding and anywhere they were required to set foot on the roof, it would be edge railed. Nowadays the painter may as well not even bother having a ladder on his van roof rack at all.
I'm not here to knock health and safety regulations - nothing of the sort. What I am here to say though, is that those same H&S regulations have added a whole new layer of cost to what was already a very expensive exercise. Whether you're partial painting, fully painting right around or just giving the windows a bit of a cosmetic upgrade, you're spending a stonking amount of money.
And now you've spent that money, my advice to you is to do everything in your power to delay having to do it again. Your very best defence against spending tens of thousands of dollars on paint is to regularly and professionally wash your house or building.
If you live near the coast, salt is attacking your lovely new paint. If you live in a rural area, organic accruals fed by farmers topdressing (lichen LOVES phosphorous) are attacking your paint. If you're in town, you're getting exhaust soot, brake dust and tyre film on your paint. Some places are worse than others but broadly speaking, there's always something, somewhere that's looking to make you call in the riggers and the painters again needlessly early.
If you wash your home regularly, you absolutely will extend the life of your paint. However, and it's a significant 'however', there's washing and then there's washing WELL. I've seen and heard some truly absurd statements from house and building washing companies about how they're going to preserve your paint and save the day. The unfortunate truth is that a good proportion (not all) of them are using caustic soda and engine degreasing solvents in their solutions. Both of those compounds will microscopically pit your paint and will in fact accelerate the deterioration of your very pricey new paint job.
Green Agenda is all about using the right solution for the right job and I can assure you - we will NEVER use caustic soda or engine degreasing solvent on your house in the name of paint preservation. That is an absurdity and a falsehood and the claims of being 'soft' of process by those who perpetrate this negligence against your home make me cringe.
I recently spoke to a guy who had just spent $56,000 on painting his two storey house. He was numb and who can blame him. I've undertaken to defend his freshly painted finish and will do so by washing his house safely, softly and diligently on an annual basis. I have no hesitation in saying we'll extend his paint's lifespan by 25-50% with our regular attention.
Washing your house well is the best money you'll ever spend on home maintenance. It looks great, it clears away the spiders, you can see out your windows and best of all, you can delay having to wrap your house in horrendously expensive scaffolding by years.
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