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Options With Drywall Texture

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Drywall mudding and texturing is an art. It's a skill that takes quite a bit of practice to master but once you do, you can create a masterpiece. That might be a little dramatic sounding, but to anyone who has ever worked on drywall seams and texturing, it takes a lot of experience to make the area where sheets of drywall meet look completely inconspicuous, especially in the corners and where the walls meeting the ceiling. Patience is the real key to a successful drywalling job. It Continue Reading ...

How to get Paint out of Clothing

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What To Do When the Inevitable Paint Drip Happens It seems almost impossible to avoid touching wet paint, but removing paint stains from clothes can prove to be a difficult task. When you decide to take on some interior or exterior painting, you would be wise to wear clothing that you aren't worried about getting dirty. If you have a brain freeze and forget to change into your grubbies, though, you know it's inevitable. If possible, you will need to remove the paint immediately while Continue Reading ...

Exterior Painting Tips for Fall

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Autumn Maintenance For Your Home The fall season can be an excellent time to spruce up the exterior of your Colorado home. A fresh coat of paint can transform your home's appearance and protect it throughout the harsh winter months. [caption id="attachment_730" align="alignright" width="300"] StockSnap / Pixabay[/caption] If you've been putting off giving your home a facelift, now might be the time. However, there are some precautions to consider. For example, you should avoid Continue Reading ...

What To Do After A Hail Storm

Posted on: July 16, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Exterior Paint, Home Maintenance
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This summer's weather has been brutal for homes, cars, and businesses in Denver. Mother Nature has been on a rampage and the hail storms have been taking their toll. There have been 19 reports of hail in the Denver metro area so far this summer and the largest stones were 2.75 inches in diameter. From broken windows to flooding to cars being pummeled, there has been a lot of damage, which means a mass of insurance claims. This report from The Denver Post highlights the cost of the May 8, Continue Reading ...

Techniques for Fixing Dents in Your Drywall

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It is unavoidable that when you move furniture, carry something into your house that is wider than you realized, or open the door with a little to much gusto, you will end up with dents and dings on your walls. It always reminds me of an episode of Newlyweds with Jessica Simpson when her husband Nick Lachey put a gouge in the wall moving furniture. She was pretty upset, and her comment about the issue was, "We're going to have to re-wall our house." You definitely don't need to re-wall Continue Reading ...

Priming Your Walls Before Painting – The Most Important Step!

In most cases, the steps that are taken to prepare for a task are almost as time-consuming as the actual undertaking. Painting is no different. If you try to skip the prep work, you will regret how much more time you will spend on touch-ups, and you will probably spend more money because you will have to apply way more paint layers than necessary. Preparation includes cleaning the walls, sanding rough spots, taping off the areas you don't want to paint, and moving or covering furniture. Continue Reading ...

Best Time To Stain Your Deck

Posted on: June 18, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Home Maintenance, Staining Tips
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Keeping your deck maintained is a must. It will prevent issues like rot, mold and mildew, warping, splitting and insect infestation. There are numerous different finishes to choose from but no matter which stain color you pick, maintenance is essential. There are some things you can do to keep your wood deck looking preserved that don't require a complete refinish, as mentioned in the followed post: Wood Decks - Bob Vila Seasonally, sweep away leaves, needles, twigs and branches. Remove Continue Reading ...

How to Prevent Peeling Paint

There are a number of reasons paint cracks and peels. The timing of the paint job is critical, as the temperature can't be too cold or hot, and you have to check the weather forecast for wind and rain, as moisture and high humidity can lead to poor adhesion. Other problems can have to do with a lack of preparation, such as not sanding, scraping old paint, or cleaning the walls before starting your project. Also, if there has been long-term moisture penetration, this can make your paint job Continue Reading ...

Steps to Pressure Washing Your Siding

Posted on: March 19, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Home Maintenance
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With springtime approaching, many people get the itch to start cleaning up their yard and sprucing up the exterior of their home. One way to remove the layers of dirt and grime from the winter months is by pressure washing your siding. You can purchase your own power washer, costing anywhere from as low as a hundred dollars all the way up to several thousand dollars for a commercial machine. If you only use it once a year, you can also rent one for around $50 to $150 per day depending on Continue Reading ...

Suggestions for Painting the Exterior Trim of your Home

Is the exterior color of your home looking dull and drab? Or is the paint cracking and peeling? An exterior paint job is a pretty big undertaking, so assessing the condition of your paint will be essential to maintaining a polished appearance. There are several factors, but it mostly depends on the type of siding your home has. If it has wood siding, then you need to repaint around every three to five years. However, stucco and vinyl or Masonite siding can last up to ten years. Other Continue Reading ...