Pressure washing instead of scraping?


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Old 08-07-05, 12:41 PM
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Pressure washing instead of scraping?

I was watching a guy not so long ago pressure washing the outside of his house instead of scraping it. I seems to me that would tear up the wood. What are your thoughts on scraping paint this way? Thanks TIm
 
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Old 08-07-05, 01:24 PM
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I often pressure wash to clean and prepare surfaces for painting
Improper use of the pressure washer can chew up the surface
I wouldn't recommend it to someone who hasn't handled one before for that reason
Properly used it will not tear up the wood
I also still scrape, just (hopefully) not as much if the surface has been PWed
Sanding to feather any height difference between the stuff that stays on and the stuff that's now gone is still going to be needed
The surface will now need a few days of sun to dry out before painting also
Sometimes this is not an option (time-wise) so PWing is right out
 
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Old 08-07-05, 02:56 PM
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A power washer can be used to get up the peeling/flaking stuff, but not the hard to scrape stuff.
 
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A pressure washer can be a good aide to scraping but never a substitue
 
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Thanks for the replies.
 
 

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