Easy tips for sprucing up your home's exterior

Real Estate Agent with Future Home Realty-Tarpon Springs, FL


(ARA) - With spring finally here, there's no better time to spruce up your home. But while most families are reorganizing closets and making trips to Goodwill, they are neglecting the part of their home guests see first - its exterior. After this year's harsh, long winter, the outside of your home probably needs more than a little TLC.

"This was one of the worst winters America has seen in decades and unfortunately, snow, sleet and freezing rain can be damaging to the exterior of any home," says Rust-Oleum Brand Manager Dirk Sappok. "Moisture can create the perfect conditions for the growth of mold and mildew. Dirt, grime and salt residue can also be damaging, if left unchecked. But fortunately, there are products available that can make the outside of your home look brand new."

Here are some tips and tricks for sprucing up your home's exterior:

Make your home's siding shine:
After getting hit with record-breaking snow falls this winter, the exterior of most homes took a beating. Now that it's getting warmer, it's the perfect time to freshen up your home's siding - and you don't need to hire a professional or rent a power washer to make your home look like new. Try a cleaner like JOMAX House Cleaner and Mildew Killer. It is guaranteed to kill mold and mildew and remove tough stains and stubborn dirt without scrubbing or power washing. Plus it's safe for use around plants and shrubs. Or for quick and easy routine cleaning, try JOMAX House Wash. Just hook it up to a garden hose, spray, wait five to 10 minutes for dirt and stains to loosen and rinse off.

Put life back into your driveway:
A cracked, weathered driveway doesn't do much for a home's curb appeal and it's often the first thing guests see when they visit your home. Unfortunately, driveway resealing is a project that many homeowners neglect due to the mess and time it requires. But, resealing a driveway doesn't have to be a time-consuming and messy project. Thanks to breakthrough technology, homeowners can rejuvenate their driveways in one easy step with EPOXYSHIELD Blacktop Coating. Unlike other blacktop sealers that must be applied with a squeegee, EPOXYSHIELD Blacktop Coating can be rolled onto the surface, just like paint. It's drive-ready in just four hours, leaving a jet black finish, plus it lasts longer than traditional driveway sealers.

Don't forget your walkways:
It's easy to revive worn sidewalks, porches and entryways without spending a small fortune on replacing them. Select a product like EPOXYSHIELD Concrete Resurfacer. It comes in a kit complete with all of the tools you need to renew and restore aged, patched and cracked concrete surfaces. The best part is it can be rolled on, eliminating the mess of replacement or traditional application.

For additional spring spruce up ideas and outdoor cleaning tips, visit www.rustoleum.com.

Rob Dandrea

Future Home Realty

Directly: 727-510-2100
Fax:       800-584-2449



Comments (1)

Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

AR MeetUp April 17th........hope you can make it and bring a colleague or two........Tarpon Turtle at 1 pm or a little later if need be.....we will be there for a few hours. If you can come, RSVP to the blog about it posted today.

Mar 15, 2012 11:50 PM