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Clean With the Power of Pressure Washing to Prepare for Painting - II
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 15:48
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Apply the chemicals to your surface and treat your stains before washing. When you turn the pressure washer on, keep the pressure washer away from any surface (and innocent bystanders). Pressure from the water stream can hurl you up in the air and throw you flat on your...

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Clean With the Power of Pressure Washing to Prepare for Painting
Thursday, 23 June 2011 16:53
Preparing a surface for painting is often more work than the actual job of painting. For paint to adhere, surfaces generally have to be dirt free, dust free, dog hair free, crayon free, fingerprint free, paint chip free, oil and grease free, mold and mildew free, and free of anything else that...

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Protect Your Exterior Woodwork Today and Don't Let Mother Nature Steal Your Paint
Sunday, 18 April 2010 20:32
Trees can withstand the wrath of Mother Nature, but the exterior wood on your home cannot. (Unless you are a squirrel and your home is in a tree.) If you don't want your home to contribute to nature's decomposition process, you will need to invest some time (and exert some muscle) to protect and...

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Get Your Exterior Metal Paint Job to Last Longer than a Heavy Metal Band
Friday, 09 April 2010 15:35
Heavy metal bands can wear down over time, and so can your exterior metal pipes and gutters.  Iron and Steel are ferrous metals, and can get corroded if they're outside and exposed to years of weather beatings.  Paint on exterior metal can slow down the corrosive effect of water, but it can't...

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Preparing Masonry Exterior Walls for Painting
Saturday, 27 February 2010 02:09
A good exterior paint job on masonry walls should last for about ten years. If your exterior masonry walls are unpainted or due for an update, special preparation is needed before you start slabbing the paint on. The outside elements have no regard for the longevity of your paint-job, or your...

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