Power Washing in Truro

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At Elite Trade Painting, we specialise in painting and staining for Truro area businesses and residences. However, power washing is one of the most commonly provided services, and is a critical part of most exterior projects in the area.

Power washing ensures that surfaces are clean and properly prepared for the painting and staining process. The exterior of your Truro home or business collects dirt, dust, debris, pollen, and even mould and mildew over time. These contaminants cannot be painted over. Power washing rinses them completely away, ensuring a smooth, pristine surface.

How Does Power Washing Work?

For our Truro clients, power washing begins with an application of an environmentally-friendly cleaning chemical. This is designed to break up built-up grime and dirt, and to begin dissolving mould and stains. The chemical must set for a specific amount of time, and then we use modern power washing equipment to wash it and all the dirt and debris away.

Note that we don’t use power washing equipment to strip paint from wood surfaces. The pressure created is so high that it would result in damage to the wood. We will only use high-pressure water on metal and some concrete surfaces.

When Is Power Washing Necessary?

Power washing is needed primarily with exterior painting and staining. However, there are instances where it may be necessary for interior projects in environments like warehouses or automotive repair shops. In these situations, interior drainage must be present, and the interior surfaces must be inspected to ensure they are able to withstand the pressure of power washing.

When Does Elite Trade Painting Power Wash?

We power wash before most exterior projects, but the exact time will vary. In general, we try to power wash about a week prior to beginning the project to ensure enough time to dry. However, if the humidity is low and the water will dry completely, we can sometimes power wash as little as 24 hours prior to beginning the project.

Is Power Washing Always Necessary?

We power wash for most Truro area clients, but it is not always necessary. Smaller projects may only require spot cleaning or hand washing prior to paint or stain being applied.

Get Your Quote Today

Is your home or business ready for a fresh coat of paint or stain? Thinking about reinvigorating the interior of your warehouse? Call Elite Trade Painting today for a free quote.

Elite Trade Painting is serving Truro, New Glasgow, Pictou, Trenton, Stellarton, Tatamagouche, Pugwash, Fox Harbour, River John, Oxford, Springhill, Amherst, Enfield, Elmsdale, Antigonish


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.

Have Questions?


Contact us today. One of our painting professionals would be happy to help!

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