Q: My house has aluminum siding. It is really worn and faded. Can aluminum siding be painted or should I think about replacing it?
A: This is a GREAT home repair question. No need to replace it. You can paint your aluminum siding. Aluminum will last forever. Paint left on any surface will oxidize over time.You just don't see it on wood because the paint peels before it oxidizes. The cure for the siding is to power wash the oxidized paint off as much as possible.Sometimes brushing it off as well. Then simply paint two coats then you are good for another 25 years. I recommend a satin finish to restore the metallic look.
Commented on Jan 18, 2013
my neighbor has power-washed and painted his house twice in the 35 years I have lived next
I purchased this vintage dresser for $5 at a garage sale last year. My 20 year old daughter was moving into her apartment and needed furniture. The lowness of this would make a perfect TV
stand and the drawers would be great for storage, but the orange had to go. This was such an easy project because it was actually well painted. I just torn up an old book and decoupaged it right onto the orange drawer fronts. I lightly sanded the edges smooth and put two coats of poly sealer over it. She wanted the same knobs, so I just painted them black. Easy and it works great for her little place. Total cost was $8 and the chest is all wood and very solid!
Commented on Mar 07, 2012
I've had great luck using equal parts white glue and water instead of Mod Podge. Decoupaging
is my favorite thing to do. A half gallon of Elmers is way cheaper.
out of the living room. (One of the dogs is old and has ... problems of the floor-ruining sort.) I'd bought these old shutters at a yard sale a few months back and by attaching two and a half of them together and securing them at the top and bottom with trim, they made a perfect gate. Took less than an hour start to finish.
Commented on Jan 13, 2012
going to use my "found" shutters for a gate like that to keep my grandson frm falling down the
basement steps! We are tired of climbing baby gates all day! and I'm too old : (
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Commented on Jan 13, 2012
Just some small projects to make living spaces more functional.