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Exterior Finishes for Wood

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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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Tips for Painting Stucco

Image Courtesy of DIY Life

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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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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The Differences Between Low VOC and No VOC Paints

low and no voc paintsMany people are confused about low and no VOC paints. Manufacturers tout them, but are the products any good? Consumers who arm themselves with knowledge can make better decisions about the paint products they use.

What Are VOC Paints?

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