Exterior Finishes

Exterior Finishes JLC Field Guide

Exterior Finishes Featured Articles

Lead-Safe Paint Removal
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Lead-Safe Paint Removal

Choosing the right tool can make a nasty job easier and safer. Read more

Paintbrushes
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Paintbrushes

Pro Tips for Choosing, Using, and Cleaning Read more

Painting the Coastal Home
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Painting the Coastal Home

Exterior paint takes a beating from intense sun and salt spray, and the demands of Read more

Synthetic Stucco Without Failures
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Synthetic Stucco Without Failures

To avoid a lawsuit, build a drainable assembly. Read more

Stain-Grade Finishing On Site
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Stain-Grade Finishing On Site

Use premium materials and a methodical approach to achieve a cabinet-grade finish. Read more

Custom Doors From Stock Slabs
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Custom Doors From Stock Slabs

Use applied moldings create the look of a custom door for a fraction of the cost. Read more

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Exterior Finishes Instruction

When Paint Problems Happen
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When Paint Problems Happen

Each process comes with a sequence of steps requiring consistent habits to... Read more

Tags: Painting, Paints
Redwood Deck Restoration in 4 Not so Simple Steps
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Redwood Deck Restoration in 4 Not so Simple Steps

Bringing a 10-year-old redwood deck back to health requires more than a quick... Read more

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Scuppers and Drains for Waterproof Decks

The worst dry-rot damage usually occurs where drains and scuppers penetrate a deck. Here’s how to avoid it. Read more

Dressing up Porch Posts With PVC
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Dressing up Porch Posts With PVC

Pre-fabrication on the work bench makes wrapping porch posts with PVC trim fast... Read more

Hand Tools that Broke
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Hand Tools that Broke

Tools that stop working are the most costly tools to have around. Read more

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