Many homes here in New York and Connecticut are enhanced with shutters. Some are actually functional, while most are simply decorative. Because shutters are prone to damage from wind, pests and sun exposure, many homeowners wonder whether they can be repainted. Fortunately, you can paint shutters, whether aluminum, vinyl or wood, with a small investment
When you undertake a painting project, it is always best to plan in advance as carefully as you can. One of the questions to ponder is how many coats of paint you will need on your home exterior painting project. Here at A.G. Williams, we’ve been painting home in New York and Connecticut for over
A well-painted fence is a great asset to the look and value of your home, providing safety for children and pets, added security from passers-by, and a visual border to accent your property. Fence painting, however, can be a tremendous headache, scraping, priming and painting four edges of each slat, post and rail. On a
Here in the Atlantic states we are constantly barraged with salt, whether in the air or on the roads. This, combined with moisture, can rust exposed metal with alarming rapidity. Many homeowners, seeking to maintain and restore their metal railings and fixtures, ask us, “Can I paint over rust?”
Everyone knows that here in New England, the winter months are not the time for exterior painting. But besides that, when is the best time to paint outside? The truth is that spring, summer and fall can all be a good time to paint the exterior of your home, but the spring has several advantages.
Amid the numerous demands of life, it can be difficult to find time for some of the routine maintenance tasks that keep a home or business looking great. Whether it is deck maintenance, window cleaning or touching up the paint in your foyer, the list never seems to get shorter. A.G. Williams is pleased to
As the seasons pass and the weather changes, exposure to the elements can quickly wear out the wood of a deck, leading to splitting, twisting and rotting. In order to prevent this, homeowners and professional painters apply stain or seal the deck and woodwork. Unfortunately, these protective coatings will wear out, so it is important
Painting your home exterior can be an exciting, refreshing event. Exterior paint tends to fade, chalk and break down with exposure to the weather, but a fresh coat of paint will get everything looking crisp and attractive. Even if your siding is in good shape, it can be very helpful to periodically touch up your
Shoes wear out, appliances break, silver tarnishes, and the grass grows again every time we mow it. Nothing lasts forever. With this truth in mind, homeowners are wise to ask a simple question before hiring a painting contractor to repaint their home: how long will this exterior paint last?
A.G. Williams Painting’s Benjamin Moore representative was kind enough to put together some tips of the trade for us to provide for our clients. Here are some Exterior Staining tips that we hope you will find useful.