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Learn your home's value so you can tackle the real estate market with confidence. The biggest cost is labor. Most of the painter’s time is spent preparing the surface so paint will adhere well and the job will last. Your biggest potential savings come from controlling or : reducing how much time a professional painter has to spend on the cleaning, , patching, sanding, caulking and painting. Begin with a high-quality alkyd primer for your base coat if you’re painting over bare wood or metal, which will be specified on the paint label and will help keep the paint from bleeding. Some painters like to tint the primer toward the final paint color to minimize the need for two finish coats of paint. Others prefer to tint the primer with a contrasting color, which will highlight any spots that the final coats haven’t completely covered.finish a deckBrightenersUsing brighteners isn’t only very easy you just need to spray them on, let them sit for a few minutes, and then rinse the surface, they also have a dramatic effect on the final result. Besides , neutralizing the chemicals left behind by deck cleaners and finish removers, wood brighteners open up the wood grain to improve stain absorption, providing a more uniform , look and preventing the stain from peeling off. Love Your Deck is all about preventing your wasted efforts and wasted materials. Notice I didnt say a great looking wooden deck will necessarily come easily. Keeping a deck stained and looking good involves work no matter what you do. What I do promise is that the advice here will protect you from the kind of catastrophic and premature failure of so many deck stain jobs. Think of the information here like marriage counseling for you and your deck. Keeping things looking good wont necessarily be a breeze, but I can guarantee that you wont waste any efforts if you follow what youll learn here.i got paint on my popcorn ceilingWhich is best? Depends on a lot of things, including the age and condition of the substrate ceiling. We spoke with drywall and stucco expert Mike Poellinger, owner of Poellinger, Inc., in La Crosse, WI, who filled us , in on everything a homeowner should know before deciding how to remove their popcorn ceiling. With his help, we break down the three methods to redoing popcorn ceilings below. Return to NH's Question and Answer Index Also known as acoustic ceilings, popcorn ceilings were popular from the 1950s to the 1980s for their ability to cover up flaws in ceilings and absorb sound. But textured ceilings tend to capture dust, and the look has lost its appeal. Removing a popcorn ceiling while keeping the mess to a minimum is a fairly simple DIY project if you follow the steps below. The first instinct is often to simply remove the texture and start from scratch, to create a nice blank canvas upon which your new ceilings will be born. Any decent home renovation professional can tell you just spray some moisture on the popcorn texture, let it sit and absorb, and scrape it off with ease. For an easy step-by-step guide to removing popcorn ceilings, read “Ten Steps to Removing Popcorn Ceilings.”"""""""


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