The answer is that I have used all the chemicals out there for different jobs. The best place to start is going to a commercial vendor and using the chemicals they offer, and experiment alot for what works for you. Do lots of research on the internet. I have formulated many of my own chems, and no I am not sharing unless I know you really well. The real trick is to totally abandon the brands offered at paint stores and hardware stores and start getting in with real vendors. Real pressure washing is it's own enterprise - and I have had to practically abandon painting as a whole in order to stay on top of it. Pressure washing is a much more time consuming enterprise than painting when it comes to marketing, sales, and estimation. You have to constantly be on the road to do estimates. Painting contractors that I know have survived only giving 20 exterior estimates during a whole season.
It's hard to being involved on labor intensive exterior painting jobs - and then driving everywhere giving washing estimates. And sales is key.
My reply to Dan really sucked. I wonder if I read his whole response. He offered some good advice. Thanks Dan-O!NEPS.US said:Uh...thanks. I wasn't looking for help starting a pressure washing business. If your "special recipie" is a national secret then don't bother answering the thread. :thumbsup:
Little late on that, aren't ya?My reply to Dan really sucked. I wonder if I read his whole response. He offered some good advice. Thanks Dan-O!
Its great when you go back and read one of your own posts years later and think "what a d-bag". Too bad the edit option wasn't indefinite.plainpainter said:Little late on that, aren't ya?