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When is the Best Time to Paint Your House Exterior?

When is the Best Time to Paint Your House Exterior?

What season should I paint my house exterior? The simple answer is anytime it’s dry and warm. The exterior painting season generally begins in late March or early April and extends to early November. Factors like rainfall, wind and temperature can alter this window. Ideal temperatures range from the 50s to 90s. Painting can be completed when the temperature is as low as 34 degrees (most products), assuming the surfaces are dry. Because the painting season isn’t year round, it’s important to collect quotes and choose a painting company as soon as possible to guarantee your project can be completed…

How to Prep Your Deck for Staining

How to Prep Your Deck for Staining

How to prepare your deck surface prior to staining: Pressure washing the deck surface prior to deck staining is vital.  Using high-pressure to strip loose or adhering stain from the surface is not recommended, as the wood will become frayed.  Soaps containing bleach or a mold remover should be used.  After the wash, sanding any loose stain or rough areas of the wood is necessary.  Hammer and tighten loose nails and screws prior to staining. Stain types: Choosing a stain can be difficult.  If your deck was stained previously, the best option is to match that color and keep it…

Healthy Indoor Paint and Low VOC

Healthy Indoor Paint and Low VOC

Thinking about painting your home or office and worried about paint fumes? Whether you are pregnant, have small children, or are sensitive to certain odors, paint products are now available to keep you safe and comfortable while updating your house. Low VOC and No (Zero) VOC Paint The Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) are the dangerous component of paint that becomes airborne during painting and/or emits from the walls over time. If you are going to be living in the house during painting, it is important to use products that are rated Low VOC or No (Zero) VOC. Don’t Confuse Paint…

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