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Tips for Painting Stucco

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Image Courtesy of DIY Life

Stucco is an incredibly durable, versatile product that has been used as a popular building material for over 100 years. Stucco is a type of plaster made by mixing cement, sand, and lime with water, then applying it to the exterior and interior walls of your home.

It is environmentally safe and clean, and allows for air infiltration, keeping your home fresh and comfortable. It also acts as an excellent barrier against termites and woodpeckers that will slowly deteriorate your home.

Stucco is an excellent choice for your home’s exterior because it provides a hard, durable, weather-resistant outer surface that protects from all the elements. Stucco is also breathable, making it rot- and fungus-resistant. However, over time, stucco exteriors can suffer small chips, fractures, stains, and fading that may need to be repaired.

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Refinishing Interior Woodwork

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Courtesy of Wood Furniture Plan

Is your great-grandmother’s 16th-century hutch looking a little worse for wear? Have certain furniture items around the house seen better days? Instead of tossing out your favorite furniture pieces that are showing their age, why not take on a project to give these pieces a little facelift? If you want to extend the life of a dreary-looking piece of furniture, your next step should be to refinish it.

Here are a few options to help you refinish your furniture pieces:

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5 Simple Ways to be an Eco-Friendly Painter

Work Completed by Fordham  & MacLean Painters

Work Completed by Fordham & MacLean Painters

These days, there are plenty of ways to make your home a little greener. From recycling, to using solar power energy, the list goes on and on with simple little ways to conserve that will make a big difference in the long run. Now, you can be environmentally conscious even while you paint.

Here are a few ways to paint your home in a way that the planet can agree with:

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Why Your Exterior Paint Colors Are So Important

The following is a guest post by Ryan Parker, owner/operator of Mod Paint Works.

Mod Paint Works

Mod Paint Works

A Different Kind of Value in Exterior Colors

There are many ways to add a statement of color to the exterior of your home. Here, we are discussing the importance of your home’s exterior paint colors. From dark vs. light colors, to the exposure of your home and quality of paint you select – your exterior paint colors are extremely important.

Dark vs. Light

Colors have different values. When we refer to the value of a color we are talking about the lightness and darkness. Also, within colors we have inorganic and organic colors (these might seem a little opposite, as they did to me). Inorganic colors are those that are ‘earthy’ – beiges, browns, tans, mossy-greens, etc. Organic colors are reds, blues, greens and yellows – more vibrant, intense colors.

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