Getting Your Home in Shape for Summer Syracuse NY

Your home's exterior requires regular maintenance to keep it in good condition, so give it some TLC now to get it looking its best for summer. The perfect conditions for decorating outside are dry, warm and overcast weather, as high temperatures can cause paint to blister.

Local Companies

J.P. Megnin General Contracting
(315)391-1383
938 Cty Rt 11
West Monroe, NY
Ryan Heneka's Decorative Concrete
315.506.0336
105 Melvin Avenue
Liverpool, NY
New Heritage Woodworking
315-677-3884
7022 Bush Road
Jamesville, NY
Luber Associates Inc
(315) 468-0166
103 Milo Ln
Syracuse, NY
Home Projects
(315) 471-2451
651 Cumberland Ave
Syracuse, NY
Nu-Crete
315-720-6599
P.O. Box 145
Baldwinsville, NY
Distinctive Innovations, Inc.
315-696-6672
9 Clinton St.
Tully, NY
Expert Chimney Services, Inc
315 469 5004
4800 McDonald Rd
Syracuse, NY
Hess Corporation
(315) 234-5330
100 Clinton Sq.
Syracuse, NY
Mpw Contracting Inc
(315) 478-6542
2001 Teall Ave
Syracuse, NY

Source: Belfast Telegraph
Publication date: June 3, 2009

TOP TIPS FOR... preparing to decorate your home's exterior

YOUR home's exterior requires regular maintenance to keep it in good condition, so give it some TLC now to get it looking its best for summer. The perfect conditions for decorating outside are dry, warm and overcast weather, as high temperatures can cause paint to blister. Like any decorating task, preparation usually takes much longer than the painting itself, but is essential for a good finish and to prolong the life of the redecoration.

It's important not to cut corners with the quality of your tools and materials. You'll need a range of different-sized brushes, preferably no-bristle-loss ones, as well as a long-pile exterior roller. Or, if the walls are very rough, a 15cm-wide brush (you can get brushes designed for masonry paint).

You'll need masonry paint or exterior emulsion for the walls -- opt out for products that are hard-wearing and quick-drying, have added ingredients such as fungicide to inhibit mould growth, and come with a guarantee.

New rendering and masonry with a chalky feel should be sealed with a stabilising solution first. Before painting, fill any cracks and holes with exterior filler, clean off any mould and use a wire brush on any rust and flaking paint.

Choose a quick-drying satinwood or gloss for the exterior metal and woodwork because you'll get the job done in a fraction of the time it takes with oil-based paints.

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