Posts Tagged ‘exterior’

10 Exterior home maintenance tips

Posted in Home Improvement Advice, Top Tens in DIY on June 15th, 2012 by Julian Cassell – 2 Comments

A good home maintenance schedule is essential for all of us, and exterior maintenance is of paramount importance as failure to look after things outside, may even cause structural damage. Even the jobs that don’t have structural significance are still vital, because if you let your outdoor features and surfaces deteriorate, it generally ends up costing you money to restore them, further down the line. The list of tips below is by no means comprehensive read more »


Painting exterior walls

Posted in 'How-to' Guides, Painting and Papering on September 27th, 2010 by Julian Cassell – Be the first to comment

When painting exterior walls, safe access is of paramount importance, so consider hiring fixed scaffolding if you need to work at height. Always use paint that is specified for exterior use – for walls the most commonly used paint is exterior emulsion, which is generally called masonry paint. Most masonry paint is water-based, but for areas of the country that get particularly bad weather, such as exposed seaside areas, you can get an oil-based masonry paint which has greater durability. read more »