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Hot Tips for Your Patio Renovation When things get warm, nothing beats quality time spent outdoors. This is specifically true if you can do just that in your own home. Definitely, the patio must be well-prepared, and if you’re thinking of a renovation, there are some things you need to consider. Yes, you’ll likely need a pro to guarantee great results, but nonetheless, you have to be in control of the project. After all, it’s your patio! The Weather Forecast
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First, you should plan ahead by looking at the weather forecast. You need at least 48 hours of sunny skies, temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, even through the night, and absolutely no excessive moisture. If the weather looks like it will be wild for the next two days, don’t start yet!
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Discussing with Your Contractor There are many things you need to discuss with your contractor. A well-chosen professional would expectedly know what to do, but you yourself should also be aware of the important steps that must be taken. For instance, this could be as simple as washing the patio prior to staining or painting. Skipping this part means locking in dirt and other debris below your coating – far from nice!. As soon as the patio dries, scan the area for any loose screws or nails that cry replacement, or maybe rotting boards or wood. Priming and Painting Primers can really come in handy, eliminating the need for wood to be sanded and stripped, and saving your contractor and you a whole lot of time. Of course, when the primer paint has dried, the real transformation starts – paint color! The paint color you select has to complement your deck and all the rest of your house, so as to invite a new charm to the area. If your patio is heavily worn, tell your contractor to use a restoring paint for the horizontal boards (though again, he’d probably know that already). And make sure they scrape off any excess paint that seeped between the boards. Staining Process There are those who don’t want to paint over natural wood. If you’re one of them, choose a stain that will both enhance the appearance and strengthen the wood. If your wood is new, transparent stains and finishes are just perfect. Otherwise, a semitransparent stain will be fine. The pigment will give added protection against sun damage. One advantage of stain over paint is that it’s more easily absorbed by the wood, making peeling or chipping unlikely. Of course, there are other options for redoing your patio, such as power washing for stone or concrete surfaces, or even getting a new set of furniture. It’s all up to. You own the patio.