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5 Simple Steps to Paint Your Ceiling

Photo Courtesy of Red Beacon

Photo Courtesy of Red Beacon

Painting the inside of your home is always a fun DIY project, however to paint your ceiling can be a bit intimidating because it involves working in an awkward position. No need to fret, this project can go very smoothly if you prepare properly and follow a few simple steps that will help you complete your project like a pro.

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Painting vs. Staining Fences

Spring is just around the corner, and more likely than not, your fence is looking a little drab. If you’re reaching for the paint bucket – stop – and read why staining your fence is actually the best way to go.

Photo Courtesy of Benchmark Painting

Photo Courtesy of Benchmark Painting

There are some benefits of choosing paint over stain. For instance, there is guaranteed to be a wider selection of paint colors than stain colors. Paint also provides a thicker barrier against the elements and can last for years. The downside is it will chip. Don’t get stuck patching up the fence every few months, opt for a stain instead.

Unlike its painted counterpart, a stained fence will not chip. Stained fences offer a more rustic look than painted ones because the grain of the wood remains visible through the stain. Staining also requires fewer coats than painting does.

So how does one stain a fence, exactly?

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Tips for Painting Kitchen Cabinets

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Tired of your ugly kitchen cabinets? Then grab some supplies and devote a weekend to repainting the eyesores that have become your cabinets. It’s easier than it looks, and more fun than you might think!

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Exterior Finishes for Wood

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Work completed by Fordham & MacLean Painters

Wood is a very simple building material, yet due to its unique characteristics, it can be used for a variety of exterior building applications. Without protection, however, wood can deteriorate easily due to sun and moisture exposure. Applying a finish to the exterior wood of your home can enhance its appearance and prevent deterioration.

More often than not though, exterior finishes for wood are short lived in durability. This is due to the wrong kind of finish being applied to the wood surface or to not following recommended application procedures. It is important to try and properly maintain the finish on the outside of your home in order to reduce your overall spending costs.

The following are tips you can apply when finishing the exterior wood of your home:

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Tips for Painting your Nursery

Courtesy of Apartment Therapy

Courtesy of Apartment Therapy

The birth of a child is an exciting adventure full of unfamiliar territory, unexpected surprises, and uncounted joy. Preparing for the new baby, however, can be very costly and time consuming, not to mention somewhat stressful and overwhelming.

An integral part of preparing for your newborn baby is to set up and complete the nursery. When preparing a nursery, you want to create a warm, safe, and happy environment for your baby to grow. Painting can be an inexpensive and effective way to transform your baby’s new room, creating a fresh look for this exciting new arrival.

Here are a few tips to consider while preparing your nursery:

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