Can You Pressure Wash… Stucco?

April 7, 2022

Can You Pressure Wash… Stucco?

Many of our clients have questions about whether their home’s siding can be safely pressure washed.  If you’ve never had your home professionally power washed, you might imagine someone taking a high-pressure stream of water and blasting your home’s siding, causing damage to the exterior. In reality, professional house washing uses a soft-pressure application to safely remove dirt and grime without causing any damage. There are still some considerations involved with different types of siding. Let’s take a look at our first type of house siding: Stucco.

WHAT IS STUCCO?

Traditional stucco is made of sand, limestone, and water. You will often see it used on Mediterranean or mission-style homes. For example, we see a lot of stucco exteriors on century homes in Shaker Heights and Cleveland Heights. This type of eco-friendly house siding gives texture that can enhance the appearance of a home.

CAN YOU SAFELY POWER WASH STUCCO SIDING?

Yes, stucco siding can be safely power washed. The textured details that give it such visual appeal can also, unfortunately, attract dirt, grime, mold, and mildew. Over time, those contaminants can begin to cause damage. Because stucco is a delicate, porous surface, using the right pressure is key. This is why we always recommend working with a professional power washing company instead of taking a DIY approach—in trying to do it yourself, you may unintentionally cause permanent damage to your home’s stucco exterior.

Pro Tip: If you are planning to paint your home’s stucco exterior, we definitely recommend calling us for a professional pressure wash before you begin. You will want to remove the dirt and grime that can adhere to stucco surfaces before applying a fresh coat of paint.

DOES YOUR STUCCO SIDING NEED TO BE POWER WASHED?

YOU NEED PRISTINE CLEAN!

Our Pristine Clean house washing service is designed for homeowners who want their home’s exterior to be professionally cleaned from top to bottom. Our trained and certified power washing technicians will safely and effectively clean your stucco siding, taking care to remove any contaminants without causing any damage. Give your home the deluxe cleaning treatment—give it the Pristine House Clean! Contact us today for a free estimate.