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Choose the Right Paint for Particular Surfaces

Deciding to paint or repaint metal, masonry, or wood surfaces can be a big project, but it doesn't have to be if you use the right paint for the job. Before getting started, always remember the most important part of any painting project is preparation. Without proper cleaning and priming, your paint job will lose the potential to look its best, or it will not last as long as you might hope. No matter the surface, always scrape or sand existing peeling paint or rust before priming and painting. Clean the surface with soap and water and leave to dry for 24-48 hours, depending on the surface. And it's always a good idea to prime before painting.MetalThere are several options available in either paint-on or spray varieties to paint metal. You can also choose between water-based...blue-bristled brush applying stain to wooden balcony boards
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How to Avoid a Messy Paint Job

Painting your walls sounds easy: just choose a paint color, get a brush or roller, and start slathering it on; however, it's not that simple. If you don't understand how to use your tools effectively nor know the proper techniques, you can end up with a disaster. It could look bad, or worse, you could even damage surfaces. Here's how to avoid a messy paint job and get it done right the first time.One thing you don't want to see on walls or trim is brush strokes. There are a couple of ways this can happen: by using low quality brushes or by painting over existing brush strokes.To remove existing brush strokes, use a sander with fine-grit sandpaper, sand and smooth out the brush strokes, then vacuum all the dust away. You may have to repeat...how to avoid a messy paint job
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Save Money by Investing in Caulking Repair

Repairs can be a real pain in the wallet. That's why seasoned commercial building owners know to keep their caulking in good repair. It is far more cost-efficient to repair the caulking on your commercial building before damages occur.The Importance of Joint CaulkingJoint (where two surfaces of a building come together) caulking should always be kept in good repair. Joint caulking protects your building from damaged substrates, water penetration, and energy inefficiency in leakage. Expansion joints are where two substrates come together on a building. They allow for a building's natural movements. Keeping the caulking in those areas maintained is imperative to a building's structural integrity. If the structural stability of a building is affected, it could be a major safety risk to anyone that enters your building. Caulking Provides InsulationCaulking helps seal a building. Making sure your building...low angle of two white skyscrapers from the corner with windws and cement siding in daytime
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4 Key Deck Staining Tips for Homeowners

Like any successful endeavor, staining your deck requires patience, persistence, and a steady hand. By taking extra time and focusing on precision, your wood deck will see immense benefits. Your deck will be able to withstand the elements and avoid unnecessary peeling and warping which will save you money in the long run. However, to stain properly, you must have a base knowledge of what and what not to do, ensuring a clean, even coat that will lengthen your wood's lifespan. Keep these steps in mind before letting that deck project become a deck disaster.Prepare for AbsorbencyIn preparation for staining your deck, you want the area to have solid absorbency. Absorbency is crucial in enhancing the life of your deck, as a greater amount of stain will penetrate during staining and lock it in place. Pressure washing is an efficient way to prepare your deck...wet stained teakwood deck
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3 Benefits of Roof Coating Restoration for Your Commercial Building

How is the current condition of your commercial roof? Is it well insulated, or is it damaged, allowing water and harsher weather to seep into your building? As a facility manager, these are questions you must periodically answer. Clients are the lifeblood of your building, but no one will want to rent or lease your commercial property if they have to worry about rain, snow, or other severe weather infiltrating the building and disrupting their business. This is when you need to invest in a roof coating restoration. This form of maintenance will ensure that the unforgiving elements stay outside, prolonging your building's lifespan. A roof coating restoration will benefit your building in many ways:Building DurabilityThe right roof coating will ensure that you don't have to worry about costly repairs or worse, replacing the entire roof. There...corner of commercial building roof
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