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Stucco Cleaning Houston

Cleaning Stucco Houston

Our crews are often out Cleaning Stucco Houston style using our low pressure soft washing method.  This method is something we spend a lot of time on here at the school when you attend.  When starting a pressure washing business, it is important that you learn how to clean stucco correctly so that you do not damage the surface. Stucco comes in a wide variety of types. EIFS and Dryvit are two of the most commonly known types.  When cleaning stucco it’s important to know the differences and whats required in cleaning them.

Traditional stucco is a basically a concrete block wall with stucco concrete mix troweled on, often times in different and elaborate designs.  Traditional stucco is also known as a hard coat stucco and dryvit is known as soft coat.  You can tell the difference by knocking on them as you would someones door.  Hard Coat Stucco will be solid and have a thud or hard sound to it. EIFS, or Dryvit, will sound hollow.  This is because behind the stucco finish in EIFS is a styrofoam sheet for insulation.  EIFS stand for exterior insulating finish system.

Pressure Washing School Houston Texas

Always treat EIFS and Dryvit very delicately and do not use high pressure on it.  I always suggest soft washing it either using a dedicated pump or by down streaming using your pressure washer.  Follow that up with a nice cold water rinse.

Cleaning Stucco Houston

The picture in this article is from a recent Cleaning Stucco Houston that our Houston Pressure Washing Company, Clean and Green Solutions, did for a customer.  The customer had actually thought he may have to replace the stucco, but was so delighted that our cleaning proved he did not need too.

If you are looking to start a pressure washing and or roof cleaning company, please consider attending one of our Pressure Washing Schools here in Houston Tx or we also have an Online Pressure Washing School you can attend, complete with test’s after each section.

You can also check out our Pressure Washing School You Tube page.


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Houston Pressure Washing Training

Houston Pressure Washing Training

Kingwood Texas is the site of my annual FREE Houston Pressure Washing Training Event.   So join us February 18th and 19th at the Courtyard Marriott, Kingwood Texas.  Thus, this event is FREE to all contractors to attend and will have classes and equipment demonstrations designed to help you take your business to the next level.  We will have educational classes that will benefit your business model, whether commercial or residential focus.

So please go to UAMCC EVENTS to get registered for this two day FREE event.


Houston Pressure Washing Training Event

Houston Pressure Washing Training Event

Our keynote speaker once again will be Mitch Beckman leading it off the first day with another great inspiring and challenging talk about the “YouTudes”.  Thus, you don’t want to miss this.

Our second day will start off with Jeffrey Blackman “Trusting and believing in Dark Times.”  So if you missed Jeffrey at the UAMCC National Convention, here is your opportunity to hear his inspiring story of going from living under a bridge in New Orleans, to now operating his very successful Houston Tx Pressure Washing and Striping company.

Other speakers and trainers will be Craig Harrison, of F9 Restoration Products, Jerry McMillen, with Sirroco Vacuums and owner of www., Jerry is one of the foremost and sough out leaders on Environmental Compliance for Pressure Washing and other exterior cleaning/interior cleaning companies.  Gerald Vess, owner of Roman Roof Cleaning, Ron Musgraves on Commercial Sales, and more.  Here is the full agenda:

February 18

9:00 AM Mitch Beckman- “You Tudes”
10:15 AM Craig Harrison  – Building the  F9 Team
11:15 AM Paul Ballard  – Unger Water Fed Pole Cleaning
12:15 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Gerald Vess – Roof Cleaning Process
2:30 PM Circuit Training – / Soft Wash / Window Cleaning / Sidewalk/ Restoration Event
4:30 PM Circuit Training – / Soft Wash / Window Cleaning / Sidewalk/ Restoration Event

February 19

9:00 AM Jeffery Blackmon- Never give Up

9:45 AM Doug Rucker  – “Don’t Compete on Price”

11:00 AM Jerry McMillen – Wash Water Control Certification Environmental

12:15 PM Lunch

1:30 PM Doug Mineart   – Hard Surface Sealing

2:30 PM Expert Panel – Ask Anything

3:00 PM Ron Musgraves & Kristy White  – Commercial Sales Residual Income

If you are new to the pressure washing industry, check out my FAQ page for more information about all the training options we provide!

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Houston 2017 Sales Training Event

Houston 2017 Sales Training Event

I am so pleased to announce the dates once again for the Annual Doug Rucker School Houston Texas training event.  The Houston 2017 Sales Training Event will be totally geared to sales and marketing of your service business.  No matter what type of service business you own and operate, this promises to be the premier training event of the year for Sales and Marketing.  Cost to attend this event is once again FREE.  All you have to do is get here, pay for your lodging and food while here and learn from some of the best sales teachers, coaches, and trainers in the business.

This years event will be held again at the Courtyard Marriott in Kingwood, Tx on February 15, 16, and 17 2017.  When flying in you will want to fly into the George H.W. Bush Intercontinental Airport.  The hotel is only 15 minutes from this airport. Address for the hotel is 130 Northpark Plaza Dr Kingwood Texas.  You must register for the FREE event HERE.


Houston 2017 Sales Training Event

Houston 2017 Sales Training Event

I have reserved a block of rooms at the Courtyard Marriott at discounted price of $124.00 and you must make your reservations by February 1st in order to guarantee this rate.  The Courtyard Marriott is a great hotel and within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and of course, The Draft where the social hours will be held.  The Courtyard Marriott can be reached at 2819731790 and mention the Doug Rucker School in order to get the discounted room rate. is the main sponsor of the event, and will once again be here with their traveling store and equipment.  Equipment Demos will be on the afternoon of February 15th, with the training and classes on February 16th and 17th.

Please check back here frequently for updates, agenda, speakers, and other information that will be added as it is confirmed.  Any questions call or text me at 2818833630.


Courtyard Marriott 130 Northpark Plaza Dr Kingwood Tx 77339 2819731790

Use Code: DougRuckersSchool for room rate.

Airport to fly into is: Houston George H.W. Bush Intercontinental Airport.(IAH)



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Pressure Washing School New Jersey

Pressure Washing School New Jersey

JRacenstein is inviting me to teach a two day Pressure Washing School Roof Cleaning.  So it will occur at their New Jersey facility located in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  In addition, these classes will be held on September 12&13 2017 , at 1 Madison Street Unit D4, East Rutherford, New Jersey, NT 07073. We will begin at 9:00 on both mornings and should finish around 4:00pm each day.

Cost for the two day Power Washing and Roof Cleaning training event is $255.00.  But registration and payment can be made only by registering on our EVENTS  page to reserve your spot. Therefore, register under the March New Jersey School  event.


The classes will cover theses topics and more:

Starting Your Business

Bidding/Estimates Residential Jobs/Customer Service Skills

Concrete and Driveway Cleaning

Roof Cleaning

House Washing

Pressure Washing School New Jersey

Pressure Washing School New Jersey

Different Methods and Applications for Soft Washing and Pressure Washing– When,Why and How to use the proper pressure for the surface area you are cleaning.

Cleaning techniques/tools that save you time and money

Mix ratios for Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning

Cleaning products I use for specialty stain removal

Marketing and Sales

Identifying the Surface, stain, and proper application methods.

We will also have, weather permitting, the opportunity for demonstrations using equipment available to us from JRacenstein.

Credit hours from this class can be used for certification with the UAMCC.

If you have any questions about the classes or need more information, please call or text me at 2818833630. You can also visit our events page at for information on any of our other schools.


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Wood Restoration Class

Wood Restoration Class

On February 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2017, I will be hosting a Wood Restoration Class.  Everett Abrams from Deck Restoration Plus Institute will be teaching this class because he is the best!  In addition, the cost for this class is only $950.00 per attendee.  The first 20 attendees that pre-register and pay will be included.  Likewise, this class will take place just before my annual Houston Training and Networking Event on February 22-23, 2017.

Whether you are new to the Wood Restoration Industry or a seasoned veteran, you will not want to miss this opportunity.  So come learn from one of the most Experienced Wood Restoration Experts in the industry.  Everett is the “Wizard of Wood.”  He serves on the Joint Coatings Committee of the Forest Products Laboratory.  Contractors all across the country use his manuals and training materials.  There are many large restoration projects that he has completed over the years.


Wood Restoration Class

Wood Restoration Class

Topics covered will be Identifying Different Wood Types, Cleaning and Stripping, Brightening, Sealing, Staining, Best Management Practices, Other Add-On or Related Services that you can add to your business, and so much more.  You’ll receive hands-on demo training, as we completely restore a wood home and deck, stairs, and balusters attached to it, as well as an Electronic Version Manual and a Certificate of Completion. Pictured to the left is a Beautiful Wood Restoration job completed by Everett Abrams.


To pay and complete registration and RESERVE your spot, please click Pressure Cleaning School Events Page.  Go t0 the Wood Restoration Class with Everett Abrams. This will reserve your spot, as we have to limit the class to the first 20 people that sign up.  If you have any questions, feel free to call or text me at 2818833630. For more information on Everett Abrams and his company, please visit Deck Restoration Plus.