Monthly Archives: May 2017

10 Things You Must Know When Painting a Home’s Exterior

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You’ve decided to tackle the job of painting the exterior of your house instead of hiring a Victoria BC painting contractor so you may be wondering how to prep your home’s exterior and choose the right paint for the project. Listed here are 10 things to help make the job go smoothly..

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1)    Consider Mother Nature, some planning around the weather by considering the time of year and local weather patterns by choosing a dry time of year when humidity is lower will allow the paint to dry properly and adhere to surfaces.

2)    Quality over price, while it can be tempting to choose a lower priced paint keep in mind a higher quality paint provides better coverage and less frequent painting. Improve paint technology results in color that lasts longer so it pays not to skimp when buying paint.

3)    Sand and wash, some time spent washing and scraping …

When Carpenter Ants Become a Huge Problem

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Ants are never welcome at a picnic and they’re really a sight you don’t want to see in your home. While it’s unsettling to find them crawling on your floors or countertops they are more of a nuisance as they search for something to eat. The Carpenter ant is a very different story with their ability to damage the wood  they nest in and an infestation can become a serious problem if left unchecked. Just a single colony of these ants can result in satellite nests throughout your home.

Access points to your home are vents in the attic, cracks in the foundation or around windows and doors as well as any small openings around electrical wires, phone lines and pipes. Some spots they build their nests might be inside the hollow of your doors in wall voids and other structural lumber that has likely been softened by decay or …