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Painting Stucco

Painting stucco has become quite a communal practise nowadays.  Many of the colours that were popular in the 90's are now dated and being changed to improve curb appeal.  While it is not common that stucco needs to be coated coating stucco does offer the opportunity...

Clients to Build for Life

The South Australian construction firm, with a multistorey license and four separate divisions, is able to take care of its customers through all of life’s major stages. From a young couple’s first home, to a mid-career fit-out for their office during middle age, to...

Should you go green?

While most owners think that cost of construction only refers to the cost of the material (plus labor, of course), this is simply not true. In a holistic sense, the use of space should also be factored in as part of construction cost. For instance, it is much more...

How to use a Roller for Painting Stucco

While a sprayer may be used to paint stucco, you may also choose to use a roller, especially for smaller projects. Here are some tips on applying paint using a roller. Acquiring your rollers Rollers wear out really fast. Therefore, it is advisable to stock up on many...

The Right Way to Paint Stucco

1 – Clean the surface. When the surface is not clean, the paint won’t stick well, no matter how good the quality of the paint is. Hence, it is important to thoroughly clean any surface you are working on. For stucco, a strong power washing is needed for cleaning and...

5 Tips for Interior House Painting

1 – Mix cans of paint of the same color Even though you purchase several cans of paint with the same color, the color may still be slightly different from can to can. Therefore, it is advisable to mix all of the paints of the same color together before applying them...

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