Edmonton Power Washing Services

At Elite Trade Painting, our goal is always to deliver the highest-quality service possible and the best results within our abilities. That means beginning most painting and staining projects with a complete power washing service.

Why Does Power Washing Matter?

In Edmonton and the surrounding area, most commercial and residential building exteriors build up dirt, debris, and even mould. Paint and stain cannot be applied over those contaminants, as it will compromise the project. Power washing for Edmonton area clients ensures that all of those problematic substances are washed away, leaving a clean, blank slate.

Power washing your Edmonton home’s exterior goes beyond just a quick clean. Here’s why it’s an important step:

Edmonton’s Climate and Build-Up: Over time, our city’s weather leaves a mark. Dirt, debris, and even mould can accumulate on your siding, walkways, and other surfaces.

The Problem with Contaminants: These built-up contaminants create a double threat:

  • Painting Issues: Trying to paint over dirt, debris, or mould leads to a poor-looking, flaking finish. The new paint simply won’t adhere properly to an unclean surface.
  • Hidden Damage: Mould and mildew silently eat away at your siding and paint, causing damage that can be expensive to repair down the road.

Power Washing as a Solution:

A good power washing tackles both problems at once:

  • Clean Slate for Painting: By removing all the built-up grime, power washing creates a clean surface for paint. This ensures a professional-looking finish that adheres well and lasts longer.
  • Prevents Costly Damage: Regular power washing helps prevent the growth of mould and mildew, protecting your siding and paint from the damage they can cause.

In essence, power washing preps your home’s exterior for a fresh start. With a clean surface, paint performs its best, both aesthetically and functionally. This saves you money and hassle in the long run.

How Does Power Washing Work?

Our power washing process begins by first assessing the property, and then applying a pre-cleaning chemical. We chose this particular product because it is highly effective, but also environmentally friendly. The chemical is applied to the surfaces being power washed and allowed to set for a specific period. During this time, it loosens the bonds between grime and the underlying surface, making it easier to break up mould, dirt, and even grease.

Once the chemical’s set time is over, we use state of the art power washing equipment to rinse it away, along with all the dirt, pollen, mould, and mildew. The result is a sparkling, perfectly clean surface that, once thoroughly dried, is ready for painting or staining.

Additional Specialty Cleaners

We understand that different projects require different steps. Because of that, we stock specialty cleaners designed for use in areas with heavy build-ups of grease and other contaminants that require additional power to remove.

When Does Power Washing Happen?

There are many variables that affect when we will power wash your property. If the weather is particularly clement, we might pressure wash as little as 24 hours prior to painting. However, in most cases, we power wash roughly one week before the rest of the project is scheduled to occur in order to allow ample time for the surfaces to dry thoroughly. All moisture must have dried before we can paint or stain a surface.

Here’s why waiting for a surface to dry completely is crucial before painting or staining:

  • Moisture Barrier: Wet surfaces act as a barrier, preventing paint or stain from properly adhering. The paint or stain will form droplets or beads on the surface instead of soaking in, resulting in a weak, uneven finish that’s prone to peeling and flaking later.
  • Trapped Moisture: Paint and stain need to dry completely to form a proper seal. If you apply them to a wet surface, moisture gets trapped underneath. This trapped moisture can lead to problems like blistering, cracking, and even mould growth under the paint or stain.
  • Drying Time Variations: Different materials have different drying times. For example, concrete takes much longer to dry completely compared to wood.

Here’s an analogy: Imagine painting a canvas that’s still wet. The paint wouldn’t adhere properly, and the final picture would be compromised. Similarly, painting or staining a wet exterior surface leads to a poor result.

Do You Offer Interior Power Washing?

Yes, we are more than capable of power washing interiors. We provide this service for a number of clients in Edmonton, including automotive shops, warehouses, and even residential garages. Most of these are areas with significant concentrations of grease and grime.

Here’s how interior power washing can benefit these workspaces:

Warehouse Pressure Washing:

  • Dust and Debris Removal: Warehouses accumulate dust, dirt, and cobwebs over time, impacting air quality and potentially harboring allergens or pests. Power washing effectively removes these contaminants from walls, ceilings, and beams, promoting a cleaner and healthier environment for employees.
  • Improved Visibility: Dust and grime can obscure markings on shelves, walkways, and safety signage. Power washing restores clear visibility, enhancing safety and efficiency within the warehouse.
  • Grease and Grime Removal: Warehouse equipment can leave grease and grime on floors. Power washing tackles these stubborn stains, creating a cleaner and safer working surface to prevent slips and falls.
  • Mold and Mildew Prevention: Warehouses with moisture issues can be susceptible to mold growth. Power washing removes existing mold and creates a drier environment, hindering future growth.

Automotive Shop Power Washing:

  • Oil and Grease Removal: Automotive shops deal with constant oil and grease splatter. Power washing effectively removes these greasy residues from floors, walls, and equipment, creating a cleaner and safer work environment for mechanics.
  • Tire Mark Removal: Tire marks on shop floors can be unsightly and slippery. Power washing removes these marks, leaving a clean, professional-looking space.
  • Improved Ventilation System Cleaning: Power washing can be used to clean ventilation systems, removing accumulated dust and debris, which can improve air quality and airflow within the shop.

It’s crucial to assess the materials within your workspace before we start power washing the interior of your business space. Different surfaces require different cleaning approaches. Certain materials may be too delicate for high-pressure settings and may require specific cleaning solutions to avoid damage.

To ensure proper equipment usage and to protect your valuable inventory and equipment, consider hiring experienced power washing professionals, like Elite Trade Painting.

Finally, safety is paramount. Power washing can generate water spray and dust. Proper use of personal protective equipment like eye protection and respirators is essential for both employees and the power washing crew.

Get Perfectly Clean

Whether you want your home’s exterior washed, are planning to have it painted, or you want to investigate the benefits of power washing for your Edmonton business, we can help. Get in touch with us today!

Spencer Janke serving Edmonton, West Edmonton, Southwest Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Strathcona County, Leduc, Beaumont, Nisku, Fort Saskatchewan, St. Albert, Parkland County, Spruce Grove and Stony Plain.


From start to finish we create value while treating your home or business with respect and professionalism.


It begins with a quote request. Then a follow up call to go over the project and arrange a site visit. We will create a custom detail quote(s) for the work from our onsite review.


Once you review the quote(s) you can proceed to book the quote by calling your estimator or their office, sending an email, text or accepting it through our quote system.


In the booking process, we will confirm options for start dates. There is a discussion and plan created for colours. Once confirmed a team is then scheduled for your project.


When our team arrives onsite preparation and painting will commence. Completing the project in a timely and efficient manner ensuring the high standards for Elite projects.


Upon inspection and completion, we will clean the site removing all gear/equipment. We will then protect your project with our 2yr guarantee. An invoice is provided for review.

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