Exterior Repainting & Repair

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How to Paint Exterior Trim Properly

Save money and preserve existing wood with this method.

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How to Refinish Fiberglass Doors

Redoing a fiberglass door can be a challenge. But follow these steps and you can make sure that your door is done right and looks great.

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How to Paint the Outside of Your House

Give a fresh look to your home's exterior.

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Exterior Paint Problems and Failures

Know what problems you might run into with exterior painting so you don't make the same mistakes.

A car with fiberglass windows.
How to Paint Fiberglass Windows

Fiberglass windows are ideal for getting better insulation.

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Remove Rust and Repaint a Lamp Post

It's a simple, yet multi-step, process.

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Painting Tips for Vinyl Clad Windows

Painting vinyl clad windows is not difficult to do. As long as you know about some mistakes to avoid.

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Painting Tips for Aluminum Clad Windows

Painting aluminum clad windows is not as difficult as it may seem. A few simple steps is all you need.

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How to Lighten Gel Stain on Fiberglass Doors

When staining fiberglass doors, it is sometimes difficult to get the color right.

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Wood Exterior Repainting Tips and Techniques

Always make sure you know your materials and your technique when painting your wood exterior.

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Refinishing Fiberglass Doors: Mistakes to Avoid

As your fiberglass doors get older, you may notice that the topcoat finish on them becomes worn.

How to Repaint Wooden Clapboard Siding

Spruce up your home's curb appeal by repainting your wooden clapboard siding.

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How to Paint Exterior Metal Pipes

Metal pipes on the exterior of your home will rust if left unpainted.

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How to Paint an Aluminum Window Frame

Don’t let a plain aluminum window frame ruin your exterior décor. Paint it instead with the help of this comprehensive guide!

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How to Paint a Metal Porch Swing

A metal porch swing is usually made of wrought iron. The material is very resistant and can last for a long time if maintained properly. Unlike wooden porch swings, the metal swings are not prone to mildew, cracking or other connected problems. However, metal porch swings also need maintenance and protection

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Testing Exterior Paint Colors for Your Home

Finding the right exterior paint colors is both art and science. You need to have a good eye color or artistic sense to complement or contrast the paint color with the roof, the garden, the door and the windows. Nonetheless, you should also know the science side of exterior painting in order to get that

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How to Paint Exterior Masonry Walls

The absorptive surface can present a challenge.

A nicely-kept house.
Increase Your Curb Appeal in a Weekend

Each of these 4 projects can be accomplished in a day.

A well-kept house with driveway and yard.
Give Your House a Face Lift: A Curb Appeal Overview

Put some flowers in, paint the trim, install new door hardware.

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Create Curb Appeal Without Scaring Away Buyers

Let the front of your home, invite in prospective buyers.

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How to Improve Curb Appeal in a Day

Make the outside of your house shine.

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5 Fabulous Ways to Freshen up Your Front Door

Check out these five easy DIY ideas to dress up your home's entrance and welcome spring with open arms — and doors.

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How to Improve Your Curb Appeal in a Day

Make the outside of your house shine.

How to Paint Exterior Wood Siding with a Paint Sprayer

Exterior wood siding has never lost its popularity. Many opt for authentic wood siding and even if other materials are chosen, very often they go for the wood-veneer look.

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Exterior Paint Problems and Solutions: Paint Peeling

Paint problems can occur in any environment.

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Wood Entry Door Refinishing: Mistakes to Avoid

Compared to other household doors, a wood entry door needs more periodic maintenance. Entry doors are

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How to Refinish a Wood Entry Door

Refinishing a wood entry door becomes necessary from time to time. Natural weathering, age and blemishes