Upgrading your exterior staircase

Upgrading your exterior staircase

If you have an exterior staircase, you are a happy person. They look interesting, nice and they are functional. However, they are exposed to the elements. This means that they can get damaged and they must be repaired. If this happens, you will have to pay a lot. However, if you protect your exterior staircase (every couple of years), it will last a lot longer. Also, when you repaint or modify your exterior staircase, you will upgrade your entire home. The easiest, but a very efficient upgrade is repainting your staircase. In order to do this, you will have to follow several steps.


1.    You must gather all materials and tools you will use. Looking for a tool or material in the middle of the process is time consuming and boring. Also, you will lose a lot of time. So, gather all materials you are going to use.
2.    Preparation is the biggest step. You will need a couple of days in order to achieve this. Pay attention to the weather. If it is rainy or it will be rainy in a day or two, wait. You need sun and warm weather to do this. In order to prepare your exterior staircase, you will have to remove old paint, all of it. 
3.    The primer must be applied. This will protect your wood and reduce the risk of swelling and cracking. 
4.    The last step is painting. You will need the whole day to do this. Choose the paint you want. Changing the hue is a desirable upgrade, but you must link it to the colors of your home. Also, pay attention on the type of color, you will use. 

 

 

 



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