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Paint your home’s exterior like a pro

Painting is an inexpensive way to transform just about any space. Many people paint the interiors of their homes, but home exteriors also can undergo dramatic makeovers with fresh coats of paint. Timing the job right and heeding some tips from professionals and do-it-yourselfers who have tread the painting path before you can make the job go smoothly.

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How Can Summer's Heat and Humidity Affect Your DIY Painting Project?

Summer is the perfect season for DIY painting projects.  A little exterior paint on your home or wood stain on the deck and railing does more up your curb appeal and beautify your home.  These products create barriers between the valuable and vulnerable wood underneath and the worst that Mother Nature has to offer all winter long.

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All About Priming

Primers have many benefits - they improve paint adhesion, help seal porous surfaces, resist moisture, and extend the overall life and durability of the topcoat. While priming never hurts - it's not always necessary in most repainting projects. However, primers should be used when painting over new plaster, new or exposed wood or drywall, bare metal surfaces, or spackling or other touch up work done during preparation.

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Fall is an ideal time of year to tackle home projects.

Home improvement projects can add value to a home and do-it-yourselfers know the sweat-equity that goes into such projects can give homeowners a greater sense of pride in their homes. But no two home improvement projects are the same, and homeowners should know that certain projects are best tackled during certain times of the year.

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