This week, in honor of the beautiful weather we all experienced over Spring Break, Betsy and Dan discuss some simple exterior projects that will help you increase the curb appeal of your home without breaking the bank!
- Front Doors (1:55)
- What If I’ve Got a Storm Door? (7:34)
- Careful With Your Color, Though! (12:12)
- Garage Doors (12:39)
- Shutters (13:40)
- Vinyl Safe Paint and Colors (15:20)
- How to Paint Your Shutters (18:20)
- A Quick Miracle Fix to Revive Faded Shutters (21:51)
- Mailboxes (25:40)
Before and After Homes with Shutters!
As we mentioned in the podcast, adding shutters to a home can make a tremendous difference. And while I’d love to share a large gallery of photos making our case, I don’t have the rights! So, I’m doing the next best thing: Here’s a google image search that will allow you to see exactly what we’re talking about!
Check it out! And we’re betting that if you don’t already have shutters on your home, after seeing those photos, you’ll move that project to the top of your list.
Vinyl Safe Colors
Benjamin Moore’s Revive is available in a wide variety of vinyl safe colors. Check out the full palette!
Penetrol Fix for Shutters
We talked about this at the 21:51 mark on the podcast and if you didn’t hear it, you should listen in to know exactly what these notes refer to. At any rate, I was able to dig up the photos that I took when I applied Penetrol to my shutters early last Spring. The first photo shows the shutter before application–faded and chalky. The next two obviously show the shutter in process. The final photo of the house shows the shutter finished and the surrounding trim cleaned up.
It’s definitely a project to try if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to restore the color of the vinyl. Just be aware, it’s not a long-lasting fix. You’ll typically get anywhere from 6 months to a year out of it. A full paint job is going to last much longer!