How to Paint and Restore Your Deck

Since decks are exposed to weather, their finishes require annual cleaning and restoration. Over time, sun, wind, and rain can wear down the finish of your deck. This can cause the old finish to peel or even cause cracks in the wood. This weathering can weaken the structure of the deck and it certainly takes away from its aesthetic appeal. Fortunately, you don’t need to replace a weathered deck, which can be costly and time consuming. Instead, it’s possible to revive the look and feel of your deck by refinishing and restoring it yourself.

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How to Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint

Chalkboards are great for writing down to-do lists or making a grocery list, and now you can add a custom chalkboard just about anywhere with your own chalkboard paint! Chalkboard paint adds function and personality to your space, whether it’s on a kid’s craft table or on your kitchen wall. While you can buy pre-mixed chalkboard paint, these formulas are expensive and limited in color options. A more economical solution is to mix your own chalkboard paint. This fun and easy project also allows you to customize it with any color you like. Follow these steps to mix a batch of your own chalkboard paint to enjoy!

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