Exterior Finishes

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An old house with peeling paint.
How to Choose the Best Exterior Paint

Choose the right paint for your home's exterior by considering a number of factors.

A homeowner painting a teal color over a stuccoed surface.
Stucco: Should You or Should You Not Paint It?

Adhesion is a big problem when combining stucco and paint.

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Exterior Clear Finishes

Clear finishes provide an attractive surface for wood.

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4 Tips for Properly Using Aluminum Paint

Aluminum paint is a very versatile paint that has several possible ways that it can be applied.

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6 Advantages of Using Aluminum Spray Paint

Aluminum spray paint is not only meant to be used on aluminum nor is it completely made of aluminum.

A wooden picnic table.
How to Finish a Wooden Picnic Table

A wooden picnic tableĀ is a fun dining venue.

Hull of a white boat
How to Repaint Gelcoat

Gelcoat is used on pools, showers, and boats.

A man painting a house.
Choosing the Right Paint for Your Home's Exterior

It sounds like a simple enough task, at first - painting the house.

A set of patio furniture outside.
How to Paint Glass Patio Table Tops

A glass patio table top can be made attractive by giving them a fine look.

a brick wall
Can I Whitewash Brick Surfaces?

Whitewashing brick creates a new effect that is durable and long-lasting.

A glossy, lacquered wood surface.
How to Repair Lacquered Furniture

Keep your furniture's lacquer finish looking great.

whitewash on a wood floor
Whitewash Techniques for Walls

There are a variety of ways to apply whitewash to your project.

mailbox
How to Paint a Metal Mailbox

Give your hardworking mailbox a bit more protection.

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How Much is Fiberglass and Gelcoat Repair?

They make a firm surface when combined.

A paintbrush, paint tray and paint ready for use.
Types of Paint to Use for Fiberglass Doors

Personalizing your fiberglass door with a new coat of paint can be troublesome without information on choosing the right paint.

A hand applying varnish with a paint brush onto wood.
What Is the Difference Between Varnish and Lacquer?

Do you know what finish to use on your latest woodworking project? Learn whether varnish or lacquer will give you the right results.

Light reflecting off tile coated in black lacquer.
How to Apply a Black Lacquer Finish

Getting a classic finish with black lacquer can be tricky.

A metal door.
Selecting Paint for a Metal Door

If your home's metal door doesn't fit the decor, paint it.

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How to Polish Lacquer Finish

There are simple products that are surprisingly cheap and work well to polish lacquer, many of which

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How To Do Lime Plastering

Add this eco-friendly, traditional finish to your home.

picnic table located next to a lake, surrounded by greenery
How to Refinish a Wooden Picnic Table

Give your old picnic table a new look and protection.

An ornamental metal fence painted black.
How to Paint a Metal Fence

The elements can wreak havoc on painted metal surfaces like a fence, so following the right painting process is crucial.

An orange car with a shiny finish.
4 Tips for Applying Automotive Lacquer

It is crucial to apply lacquer correctly to get the best, most professional finish on your vehicle. This handy guide will help you do it yourself.

a whitewashed concrete wall
How To Apply Whitewash To Concrete

Whitewash is a lime-based chemical that will change the color of your concrete walls or flooring.

cedar siding
How to Paint Cedar Siding

If you prime and paint cedar siding, it will last longer and look more beautiful. Try it out with this guide.

corrugated metal siding
How to Paint Metal Siding

Whether your metal siding is made of aluminum or steel, you can paint over it for a fresh look in just five steps.