Any advice on cleaning chalking paint?
Hi all, thanks for reading.
This week I received a call from another local painting contractor that was wanting some help on washing a house for him. He attempted to clean it but was not able to get it very clean. He has been painting for 20 years and had not run into a scenario like this.
The paint is Chalking badly. The house was painted in 1992 with a high end Benjamin Moore paint that was the latest greatest thing... I believe it is the self cleaning paint that I have heard about. Now this paint I believe is supposed to slowly chalk over time and the rain and wind is supposed to help clean it off.
(correct me if i am wrong)
The problem with this house is that it was right on a major buss route that had and still has a lot of traffic that drives by and is right under some older and some newer buildings. The oils, exhaust, dirt, all seems to be holding on to the "chalk."
When we went to clean it the oils and chalking wouldn't budge without a strong cleaner, aggressive brushing, and 175 deg water.
This is a very laborious process.
I am hoping that someone might be able to recommend a product or system that would help get this house clean without scrubbing every square inch.
BTW it is a very large 3600 sq ft home built in 1910.
Any help and/or advice would be greatly appreciated.