Do the black metal railings that line your porch or stoop have rust on them? Has it gotten unsightly? A quick one-day job can transform your entry railing back into its shiny, enameled, former glory.
Our railing had been accumulating rust for years but I had no experience on how to repair it. Big flakes were falling off as we brushed over the railing with our hands. Those bare spots were attracting more and more rust. It was time to address our problem.
We purchased a few items from a discount store:
wire brushes, medium grit sandpaper, a sanding sponge, paint brushes, disposable tarps to protect surrounding surfaces, a rust-inhibitive spray primer, a compatible rust-inhibitive enamel spray paint, and a can of enamel paint to brush on.
The first objective was to remove the rust. We used the wire brushes to remove flaking paint and to rub away the rust. Then we used the sandpaper to even the surfaces. Afterwards we used the sponge due to its flexibility in reaching all additional spots. An old tshirt was used to wipe the fragments and dust away.
We covered our steps, porch, and surrounding landscaping with affordable tarps. It was time to paint! We applied a spray primer because they tend to provide thorough, smooth coverage. Then we painted enamel with a brush, making sure to fill in the deeper gaps and divots. After that dried, we sprayed on a final coat at a reasonable distance to ensure a shiny, drip-free finish.
The railing looks as good as new now! We saved money by doing our own work, but our railing was still salvageable. If yours has passed the point of no return, contact https://www.drywallrepairbirmingham.com to get a consultation about professional repair or replacement. They can make your entry a sight to behold!
If you’ve found yourself ready to put your home on the market, you’ve probably walked through and made an honest assessment of the condition of your house. It is important to remove yourself from the emotionality of the circumstance. The worn places might not require repair for everyday living, but it might be an eyesore for the buyer who could compare your home to newly constructed houses.
One of the cheapest, most effective ways to keep your home competitive in this HGTV deluded market is to apply a fresh coat of paint to your house’s interior. So many homes linger on the market because sellers assume that buyers will simply change the paint color after they purchase the house. The truth of the matter is that buyers often do that. But they often give little or no attention to the homes that look less maintained. The most experienced handymen will frequently walk into a new listing, turn around and leave if the home appears to have been uncared for. Buyers feel that if a seller didn’t care enough to address the issues that are visible, how much more neglected must the less obvious systems be?
Consider the impact paint has on a home. A fresh coat gives a home a grand first impression. Contact the realtor you’ve chosen to be your listing agent. Chances are, she’s had the opportunity to witness the responses that buyers give when they see a home painted in contemporary neutrals. She will quite likely know the very shade you should choose the moment she walks through your door. A pale grey or a pale beige seems to be the color of choice for most buyers. Coordinate the choice to compliment the flooring you’ve chosen. For instance, pale grey might not blend very well with a golden stained floor. Pale beige might be too monochromatic against a pickled oak. Have your realtor help you put your best foot forward in this selection!
Let the professionals at Huntsville Drywall Repair assist you in this process. Your home will be a new listing, and then a sold listing, before you know it!
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Originating in the United States during the colonial era, picket fences were used to maintain boundaries and reign small animals in the yard or keep small wild animals out of gardens. Over time, the designs evolved and developed into more ornate styles.
Picket styles varied from the flat simple kind such as the Blank Picket-which is a perfect rectangle, the Round Picket- which is a rounded top on an otherwise perfect rectangle. The triangular top type, which is called the Pointed Picket, is the basis for the more ornamental types. The Windsor Picket is similar to pointed picket but the triangle tops are rounded and sculpted with the row of pickets forming a scalloped outer edge. Osbourne Picket is the rarest type to still see. A rounded pyramid tops rectangles. The formation staggers a shorter row beneath a taller row to create a double fence appearance. Torrens Picket have a triangular top that has been perfectly smoothed without losing its triangle shape. Malvern Picket is the formation of concave scalloped pickets with beveled posts.
Finials were added on top of the pickets for additional decorative enhancement. Some of the types of posts are the Round- circular balls either smith or carved, the Windsor-multiple, ornately carved and various-sized balls. The Acorn is a pointed-tipped, smooth or textured acorn or artichoke design. The Pyramid Cap is a shallow triangle shape. The Molded Cedar is a simple beveled flat top and the Star Top is either a star or a Fleur de lis. The French Gothic finial is a spear with ornate curled edges shooting from base.
Whatever your preference of fencing design might be, the experts at Prattville Fence Contractors can help you determine what fence best suits your needs. Give us a call or visit us at