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Pressure Washing Services in Atlanta, GA

CertaPro Painters® of Atlanta/Decatur specializes in professional pressure washing services. In addition to giving your home a much-needed refresh, pressure washing is often the first step needed for multiple exterior painting services. Pressure washing will blast away any hard-to-remove dirt or buildup from your home and allow for a seamless painting service. A few of the surfaces we clean the most are siding, walkways, patios, decks, and other outdoor entertainment spaces.












Investing in a professional pressure washing service can make your home look and feel brand new. Schedule your next pressure washing service with our dedicated team.

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Differences Between Power Washing vs. Pressure Washing

Power washing and pressure washing are two distinct methods used for cleaning surfaces, and while they share similarities, they also have notable differences. The main distinction lies in the water temperature used during the cleaning process. Power washing involves the use of hot water, typically heated to around 200 degrees Fahrenheit. The high temperature helps to dissolve stubborn grime, grease, and stains more effectively. It is particularly useful for removing oily residues and sanitizing surfaces.

On the other hand, pressure washing relies on the force of high-pressure water to dislodge dirt, mold, mildew, and other contaminants from surfaces. While pressure washing does not incorporate hot water, the sheer force of the water stream is often enough to achieve a thorough cleaning. Pressure washing is commonly used for removing loose paint, debris, and dirt from surfaces like decks, driveways, and siding. It is worth noting that power washing should be used with caution on delicate surfaces, as the high temperature and pressure can cause damage. Conversely, pressure washing is generally considered safe for a wide range of surfaces.

Ultimately, the choice between power washing and pressure washing depends on the specific cleaning needs and the surface being treated. Consulting with a professional can help determine the most suitable method for achieving optimal results while safeguarding the integrity of the surface being cleaned.

Pressure Washing is the Foundation of our Exterior Paint Process

Exterior painting from CertaPro Painters usually follows a five-step process: washing, surface preparation, painting, cleaning, and inspection. The first step, washing, is the foundation of the entire project to remove mold, oil, and old paint so new paint absorbs into your surface better.

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Pressure Wash

Any necessary areas of your home’s exterior will be pressure washed or hand washed to remove dirt and mildew.


Any loose paint is scraped, glossy areas are scuff sanded and any gaps are caulked to prevent water intrusion.



Your repaired areas are primed before premium-quality paint is applied to your home’s exterior, creating a uniform finish.


At the end of each day, the painting crew cleans up around your home, ensuring any paint chips are removed and all materials are stored neatly away.



After our own inspection, your job site supervisor will walk you through the space, giving you the opportunity to review our work and to provide any initial feedback.

Soft Washing Services in Atlanta

In addition to power / pressure washing we also offer soft washing as a service. Soft washing is similar to pressure washing however it uses lower pressures and more cleaning chemicals. In many cases home exteriors can be soft washed where harder surfaces like driveways, walkways, and patios are better fit for pressure washing.

Common Questions About Pressure Washing Services

How often should you pressure wash your house?

Pressure washing should be part of most home’s routine maintenance schedules. We recommend homeowners pressure wash their home once every 6 to 12 months, or as needed if the exterior is visibly dirty.

Can CertaPro Painters® of Atlanta/Decatur help with pressure washing other surfaces like driveways or decks?

Our painting contractors do pressure washing as part of preparing to paint. Pressure washing can take place on surfaces that driveways and decks are made from including: wood, concrete, asphalt and brick.

Can pressure washing cause damage?

Yes, using too much pressure or using pressure washing equipment improperly can damage the surfaces of your home. It is important to understand the level of pressure needed for the surface being washed.