Dear Pat: I live in an older house that has mostly wood siding but also a little vinyl siding. I want it all to match when I repaint it. Can vinyl siding be painted, and how do I go about doing it myself? -- Kat B. Dear Kat: When they installed your vinyl siding years ago, the contractor probably told you it would never need any maintenance. This is true, but the appearance of it can certainly degrade over time. The newer types of vinyl are...
21 Ways to Spring Clean Your Whole House—Naturally
Bob's Tip of the Day: Vinyl siding is pretty low maintenance, but snow, rain, and wind can soil its surface. To keep your siding free of grime and dirt, wash with a solution of 70 percent water and 30 percent vinegar, then rinse clean.
Painting Vinyl Siding: A Quick Tutorial for Prep and Paint
Painting vinyl siding is one option many homeowners are choosing over complete vinyl siding replacement. The process, however, is much different that standard exterior house painting. This short tutorial on how to paint vinyl siding should help guide your way.
20 Easy and Cheap DIY Ways to Enhance The Curb Appeal
We all know that a home’s curb appeal usually is the first impression guests have of your home. Improving your home’s curb appeal doesn’t have to be expensive. Sometimes, the simplest changes can make a world of difference. 1. Paint windows on a carriage garage door. Full tutorial: twopeasinabucket.com 2. DIY pots house number. Full turorial: […]
FinishStone composite panels. I don't think I'd want them over the whole exterior, but they might be nice over the concrete block foundation. On the other hand, do they look too much like mobile home underpinning?