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Hot Tips for Your Patio Renovation When the weather heats up, nothing beats spending some quality time outside.When the weather gets warm, nothing’s better than spending quality time outdoors. This is particularly true if you can do it right 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 most probably need a professional contractor for great results, but nevertheless, you should stay on top everything. After all, it’s your patio! The Weather Forecast
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Before anything else, check the weather forecast. You’ll require no less than 48 hours of clear blue skies, temperatures higher than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, including overnight, and not too much moisture. If the weather seems inclement for the next two days in any way, hold it!
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Discussing with Your Contractor There are many things you need to discuss with your contractor. A well-reviewed professional would know exactly what he should do, but in any case, you have to be fully aware as well of the important steps of the project. For example, this can be as simple as washing the patio before proceeding with the staining or painting process. Skipping this part means locking in dirt and other debris below your coating – far from nice!. Once the patio has dried up, check the area for rotten wood or boards, or any nails or screws that have loosened. 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. For a heavily worn patio, suggest your contractor to use a restoring paint for the horizontal boards (although again, he’ll probably know this already). And make sure they scrape away excess paint sticking out between the boards. Staining Some people don’t like to paint natural wood. If you’re among them, pick a stain that will not only enhance the appearance, but also strengthen the wood from within. For new wood, transparent stains and clear finishes are the best. A semitransparent stain would be great otherwise. The pigment will give added protection against sun damage. One advantage stain has over paint is that the wood absorbs it more easily, and that makes chipping or peeling unlikely. Of course, there are more ways than these to redo your patio, like power washing for concrete or stone surfaces, or even changing your old furniture. It’s all up to. It’s your patio.