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Exterior Painting Tips for Fall

Fall can be an excellent time to paint the exterior of your home; however there are a few special precautions that need to be taken. A fresh coat can transform your home’s exterior from drab to fab. Use that extra time now that the kids are back in school to get to those home projects you’ve been putting off all summer!

Make your fall painting project successful:

Painting Your House?

Your Top Exterior Paint Questions Answered!

Makeover Your Front Door for a Powerful First Impression

Your front door is more than the entrance to your home. It is a crucial design element in the overall look of the exterior of your home and a great place to add a splash of color. Renewing your front door with fresh paint is a great weekend project. Here are the steps on how to do it right.

Kick Back and Relax on your Deck? Not so fast...

Spring is arriving, and it is a great time to kick back in your lounge chair, with a cool drink in your hand while enjoying a beautiful sunset on your gorgeous deck. Wait, your deck doesn’t look gorgeous? We can help you fix it.

Painting Your Walls? What to Know Before You Paint

Avoid the Hype! Primers are still important.

Paint-n-Primer-in-One is a great name, but it’s not new. Diamond Vogel’s finishes have been applied directly to surfaces for years. All of our finish paints can be applied to existing coatings that are in good shape and properly prepared. They’ll look great and offer outstanding performance, but primers are still important.

Moisture - The Curse of Great Paint Jobs Everywhere

Three difficult exterior issues that affect paint appearance and longevity are all caused by excessive moisture. Minimizing the moisture problem first and then renewing the substrate with quality Diamond Vogel paints is the key to success.

Mildew

Keeping Iowa Beautiful

Diamond Vogel Gives Back to the Community

Painters at work in Guthrie Center

Experience an Enduring Exterior Paint Job

The elements are wild, unruly forces. They have a way of callously disrespecting all of your best efforts and reducing fine paint jobs into flaky nightmares. Don’t become another tormented victim of mother nature. Follow these steps and give your exterior paint job a fighting chance in its bout with time.

You’ll first want to remove your storm windows and screens so they stay the color you intended them to be.

Cold Weather Painting

Exterior latex paint requires minimum temperatures to correctly dry and form the proper film. For most exterior latex paint, a minimum temperature of 50 degrees must be maintained during application and for eight hours after painting.

The Top Hits of Touch-up

I’m the painter of constant sorrow. I’ve been troubled all my day...by touch-ups. Don’t let this be you. Follow these helpful tips for touching up, and we’ll help your painting project reach the top of the charts.
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