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It's that time of year again. Spring is in the air, flowers are blooming, snow is melting and your deck coating is no longer hidden. To put it nicely it probably looks awful. I'm amazed how many people believe that they need to completely re-finish their deck every year. If that's you then you're getting bad information and more than likely using the wrong product.
Here are the 2010 JD Power rankings for the major paint brands. Depending on your area some of the brands may or may not be available. As always the best product for your project may not come from the top ranked company so do your homework first. In general we have no problem recomending any of the flagship products from any one of the top three brands (Pratt & Lambert, Benjamin Moore and Dunn-Edwards).
Painting stucco has become quite a common practise in recent years. Many of the colours that were popular in the 90's are now dated and being changed to improve curb appeal. While it is rare that stucco needs to be coated coating stucco does offer the opportunity to repair cracks and damaged areas. This article will give you a brief overview of the stucco coating process.
Painting over oak seems to be a popular thing to do these days., I'm as big a fan of wood as there is but at some point it's just too much. When your floor, baseboards, doors, windows and railings are all oak that has yellowed with the years it's a bit too much to handle. Add in some oak cabinets and you'll stop seeing anything else.
So how do you start?
There is a lot of anxiety out there when it comes to trying to paint and decorate a small space. People tend to believe if you are painting a small space the color must be light - this is a myth. Doing a light color may make the space feel brighter but it doesn't make it appear larger. What makes a room feel small is if you choose to do a feature wall. When two different colours meet they draw your eye to them, this creates the illusion that the wall is shorter where the the two come together.