Treating, Repairing and Designing Timber Fences and DecksTreating, Repairing and Designing Timber Fences and Decks

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Treating, Repairing and Designing Timber Fences and Decks

Welcome to my blog! My name is Brenda, and I love designing homes and landscaping yards. In particular, I love implementing natural wood and timber into my designs. Last year, I put on new timber decking and added a fence. to our garden Through the process of working with a contractor and doing a lot of independent research, I was able to get just the type of decking and fencing I wanted, and now, I am adamant about taking great care of it. In this blog, I am going to cover a gamut of concepts related to timber decking, and I might into delve into some other posts about construction or DIY. I hope that you like my ideas!

3 Reasons to Repaint Your Office Building

The exterior paint on your office building needs to be refreshed periodically. To keep your maintenance costs low, you generally won't want to hire a painter for this job too often. However, there are times when you do need to repaint your building's exterior surfaces. When is this a good idea?

1. Your Paint Shows Signs of Damage

As exterior paint ages or comes into contact with environmental factors, then it can start to degrade. For example, old paint might start to crack, bubble, flake or chip after years of exposure to the elements. If you regularly pressure wash the outside of your building, then you might lose some paint around windows and doors.  

Once paint starts to degrade, it can lead to further damage. If the paint can't protect its underlying surface any longer, then you lose some protection. For example, rainwater can get into walls and window sills through cracks in a paint coating. This water can lead to damp problems; wooden windows and door frames might also start to rot.

Once you can see damage on your paintwork, then start to think about having your building repainted. Once you strip off the old paint and replace it, your building will get full protection again.

2. Your Paint Looks Shabby

Sometimes, paint stays in good shape structurally but starts to look bad cosmetically. Exterior paints can fade or look chalky after long-term exposure to strong sunlight, for example. Your building might start to look a little shabby. It won't project the right professional image.

While fading is a cosmetic issue to start with, bear in mind that it can also be a sign that a paint is about to reach the end of its working life. Eventually, UV-rays can degrade paint enough to make it break down.

To spruce up your building and restore its paintwork, talk to your painter about suitable exterior paints. If your current paint is fading because of sun exposure, then your painter might recommend using a specialist product with better UV resistance.

3. You've Rebranded Your Company

If you've painted some or all of your building's exterior in your corporate colours, then a repaint is a good idea after a rebranding exercise where you change the colour of your branding. A repaint here brings your paint branding into step with your marketing initiative. You make a company-wide change.

To find out more, contact a local commercial painter and ask for their advice.