Now that spring is here and the weather is favorable, most homeowners will want to spend as much time outside as possible. In fact, a recent Houzz survey found that 56% of homeowners are updating their yards so they can entertain more easily. Having a viable outdoor space for hosting get-togethers isn’t a superficial desire, either. Prioritizing your outdoor space can yield high returns. Adding a new deck can bring an ROI of nearly 76%, while installing a backyard patio can offer a return on investment of almost 69%. But it’s not just about the deck or the patio; the porch can also play an important role in your ability to socialize with friends and family.
Everyone knows that the easiest way to beautiful old wood is to strip paint off your wood and give it a fresh coat. But new paint eventually becomes old paint. It may begin to crack and blister or form those annoying lumpy blankets of pigments. The ideal way is always to strip furniture of the old stuff and get a fresh start with baby-smooth surface (and health-focused paint). This is a tedious and dirty process, but this post will help you manage the mess, choose the best paint strippers, and get the results you desire.
If your concrete flooring is over a year old, most of the VOC (volatile organic compounds) will have dissipated already, which means it's time to stain again. This time, however, you'll want to use a VOC free stain. Concrete staining is important for many reasons. In addition to giving the room an attractive finish with a gloss varnish, concrete staining is ideal for keeping maintenance costs down.
Now that spring has arrived, it's the perfect time to spruce up your home -- and maybe do a bit of redecorating. There's no better way to freshen up a room than with a new coat of paint; it's a highly affordable and effective way to make a tired space look cheery and bright. But before you get started, you might want to learn how to avoid some of the most common painting pitfalls.
Now that spring is officially here and the weather is warming up, many of us are looking forward to spending quiet mornings drinking our coffee outside or ending the day with some good conversation while enjoying a cool breeze. Of course, the best place to do these activities is your home's porch. But if your porch is looking lackluster, you might not be so inclined to spend a lot of time there. That's why now is the best time to think about painting a porch; that way, you'll be able to enjoy this outdoor space for several months to come.
In a 2017 interior design trends survey, more than a third of respondents said they would choose a neutral color palette if redecorating their home. But in addition to choosing the colors for your painting project, you'll also have to choose the right type of paint. Odorless paints have countless benefits over traditional paints, and many of them are unknown to even savvy DIY homeowners. Here are just a few benefits of odorless paints that everyone should know about before purchasing paints for their next project.
A fresh coat of paint brings a brand new look to any area. But there is no underestimating the importance of irritants and chemicals when used in different types of paints and wall primers. Sometimes the solvents used in these products are so strong that they are overpowering. Here are four things to find out before you start your next painting project.
In a 2017 interior design trends survey, more than a third of respondents said they would choose a neutral color palette if redecorating their home, but regardless of the colors you plan to add to your walls or furniture, knowing how to carry out the painting project correctly is vital to the end result. This is particularly true when it comes to primers. Here are just a few mistakes to avoid when working with primer.