Your Life Home: Learn how to get the best painting results
News from Northumberland News:

DURHAM — A fresh paint job has the power to transform the look of your house.

Next week on, we are with Oshawa painter Jerry Osborne for a video series on painting tips. Make your home improvement a little easier with these how-to videos to achieve professional-looking results. We have tips on selecting tools and preparation to sanding and priming. Watch as Mr. Osborne shows you how to properly paint your ceilings, trim and walls.

Ms. Osborne was trained by a fastidious and competent painter who taught him everything about the proper procedure for painting and the business from quoting to invoicing. Mr. Osborne has experience painting in residential, commercial, industrial, restoration, renovation, custom and historical settings. His favourite line of painting is custom or historical, with a passion for properly painting trim. For more information or to contact Mr. Osborne, e-mail .

Video series breakdown:

• Monday, June 30: Tools

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Curb appeal is a home’s sex appeal.
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Curb appeal is a home’s sex appeal.

It catches the eye and draws you in. Old House magazine captured it well: “The front of a house should read as a pleasing composition, allowing onlookers to admire its architectural elements without any jarring notes.”

The outside of your home is the first thing to greet visitors and offer an impression of what may be inside. If it fails to inspire from the outset, it lowers expectations for the inside.

We’ve compiled a list of the 10 easiest, low-budget ways to spruce up key elements of your home’s exterior.

1 Landscaping 101. Now is the time to take inventory of your home’s landscaping. Visually inspect the areas needing maintenance. Prune overgrown shrubs, bushes, trees and plants.

It’s time to weed flower beds, add fresh mulch and plant flowers to add the vibrancy of color. Dave Vanderwort’s Home Tips site suggests using tall shrubs to accent and frame interesting features of your house and yard.

Even those lacking a green thumb can create container gardens and use hanging planters to add interest and dimension to an entryway.

2. Lawn check. Reviving your lawn’s lush green grass will instantly boost curb appeal. But, even smaller tasks deliver impact. Get rid of weeds sprouting in the sidewalk. Are elements from your yard obstructing the view to your house? Removin…………… continues on La Crosse Tribune

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