Power Wash Exposes Hidden Treasure

Re-exposing your exposed aggregate can bring new life to your home’s exterior.

Many Willamette Valley home owners are unware of the hidden treasures in their sidewalks, patios and driveways because of a build up of dirt and moss.

Exposed aggregate concrete is an added feature to the look and feel of your home. The process starts with making a special aggregate mix using round river rock in the concrete. During the finishing process, surface fines are washed off the fresh concrete to expose multicolored rocks on the surface.

Here in the Willamette Valley, airborne dust builds up over time on the concrete surface which makes prime growing substrate for moss. Our wet weather does the rest. Eventually the dirt and moss cover the concrete and aggregate is no longer exposed. The remedy? Paint Doctor’s Painting provides power washing solutions for you concrete surfaces. Re-exposing your exposed aggregate can bring new life to your home’s exterior.

Weather Wise

We’re all aware that the layer of marine air that comes off the coast is the thing that keeps the Emerald Valley, you know, emerald. But the fog, mist and rain we experience creates some challenges as well. We construct our roads with crowns and proper ditches for run off. We avoid building houses in the flood zones. We all own some decent rain gear for our outdoor activities.

Our famous rain presents some distinct challenges for painting contractors as well. First of all is the selection of the best products for our particular climate. Paint adhesion for primers and finish coats in a damp environment are important considerations. Mold and mildew resistance and drying dynamics are also factors. Be sure to ask the Paint Doctor about using paints with anti-microbial properties, such as Sherwin-Williams Harmony and Duration Home.

Paint surface preparation is also very climate driven. It doesn’t take long in our valley for microscopic mold and mildew spores to gain a foothold and our world famous agriculture and natural pollens create dust that also settles onto our buildings. Surfaces must be properly cleaned for improved paint adhesion and to kill mold and mildew. Cleaning is a very important step in the painting process. The Paint Doctor knows how to get the job done right for the best protection for your building.

Paint application is also very weather dependent.  Paint must be applied within an optimal range of temperature and humidity. The Paint Doctor knows the best time to apply your paint and the best tools to do the job right the first time.

Our weather makes our state green but it presents some challenges for our painted surfaces that are best left to the pros at Paint Doctor’s Painting who know what products work best and what preparations need to be made. They also know when and how to best apply the product. Call Mike at 541-497-3804

Putting the Power in Power washing

Power washing can make your sidewalks and driveways look new and Paint Doctor’s Painting has the equipment and experience to get the job done right the first time.

It doesn’t take long for moss to grow and fine dust to pack into tiny crevices in our sidewalks and driveways here in the Willamette Valley. The best way to clean concrete is power washing, which takes a special machine, some experience and a great deal of patience.

Why not leave all of the that noise and mess to the crew of Paint Doctor’s Painting? When you consider machine rental, all of the trips, gas, mechanical hassles, noise and mess, this is a good job for the pros of Paint Doctor’s Painting.