Are you thinking about replacing your driveway? What about getting new siding for your shed? Or, even more – you need a new pool because yours is looking kind of dull? You may want to reconsider replacing these things once you realize they easily repaired with these simple painting tips! Repainting can be quicker and way less costly than fully replacing these items.
Painting Your Driveway, Shed and Pool
Driveway: Repaint, Repair and Save
- Let money be your motivation whenyou put in your time and some elbow grease to transform your driveway by painting it. If those scuff marks and cracks are really making you want to have it resealed – try repairing the individual flaws first, and then find concrete driveway paint to paint right over your existing driveway surface! This will save you from needing to repave your driveway for another year.
- Paint your driveway will improve the appearance of your whole front lot! Driveways take a lot of harsh weather blows, just like the roads we drive on – and inevitably we’ll need to repair our asphalt driveway to extend its life. There is no need to have it re-paved!
Shed: Paint the it Red!
- So many of us look past thisoption, but if you can paint your house, then why not paint your shed too? Depending on which exterior siding that you have on your shed, you can easily replace broken boards and find the right paint to totally transform the look of your old shed to a brand new one!
- If you have a wood shed, before painting it make sure that you apply a protecting coat over it to seal it from pests and to waterproof it. Be sure to scan over and sand the surface to repair any issues first, and just like painting exterior of your Toronto home, you’ll need to apply a primer so that your new paint will look flawless!
Pool: Yes, You Can Paint it!
- Not many people realize that youcan actually paint your swimming pool – and WOW is it worth it when you consider what the cost of replacing the liner would be versus a full pool painting cost! It goes without saying, but I’ll just mention it anyway: for pool painting preparation, make sure you have the pool drained before you get started on painting it. When the pool is drained you can find any holes or cracks and repair it on the spot with hydraulic cement.
- Remove the old paint with a pressure washer or a scraper and clean any existing debris or dirt – using tri-sodium phosphate (You can buy it from Home Depot). You’ll need a clean, smooth surface and some epoxy pool paint and acrylic paint (for the damp surfaces you can’t avoid) and you’ll have a pool that looks brand new – without draining your savings account!
- Do your research before painting because you’ll need to be sure that you take the right steps to prepare and complete your driveway, shed and/or pool!
Little did you know that you could save a ton of money and have a beautifully updated driveway, shed or pool! With the information you now have about the 3 Things That You Didn’t Know You Could Paint – now you know that you can! But if this is something you just can’t get around too, why not give HPT a call and we’ll do it for you! Call 416-494-9095 today! For other handy tips, try checking out our blog on How to Prepare your House for Painting.