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Exterior Painting

Staining a Wood Deck

Submitted by Scott on Thu, 2011-03-17 13:24

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.

2010 JD Power Paint Rankings

Submitted by Scott on Wed, 2011-02-23 16:01

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

Submitted by Scott on Mon, 2011-02-21 19:14

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.

How often should I paint the outside of my home?

Submitted by Scott on Sun, 2010-01-17 22:40

How often you should paint is an interesting question.  Colour trends aside it really becomes an issue of protecting your home from water damage.  When water seeps into wood and then freezes it expands and rips the wood apart from the inside.  On bare metal it causes rust.  In exterior painting an ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure.  We'll take a look at each surface and what you should be doing to take care of the outside of your home.