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Exterior Painting Articles

Exterior Preparation
Along with using high-quality paint, proper preparation is the most important part of the whole process. Improper preparation will result in the paint cracking and peeling not very long after the job is finished. (read more)

Deck Refinishing
It is a common thought that wooden decks add beauty and comfort to a home. However, they do need to be refinished from time to time to maintain that beauty. It is best to maintain your wooden deck every few years (1-3 years). (read more)

Creating a Faux Wood Garage Door
Wanting to change the look of your garage door? You can, by giving it a beautiful wood faux finish. It can be costly to install a real wooden garage door, but why spend the money when you can give it the same look for significantly less?(read more)

Creating a Faux Stone Driveway
A boring, bland driveway can be an eyesore. You have a beautifully painted house, and there, right in front for everyone to see, is that blah driveway. This isn't necessary!(read more)

How To Paint Brick
Painting brick is a great way to mask bricks of lesser quality, and even ones that are damaged. It is safe to do, does not damage the brick, and is an inexpensive way to cover it up. Before you decide to paint it, ask yourself "Does the brick look good as it is?"(read more)

How To Remove Exterior Paint or Stain
There are several techniques you can use to remove prior paints and stains. These are few that may work for you. One often used method for flat surfaces is scraping. Make sure your scraper/putty knife is sharp. (read more)