My Three Best Finds For Updating A Home

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Atlantic Partners/Southside

My Three Best Products for Updating A Home


I am always looking for ideas to help homeowners to improve the appearance of their property.  I offer all the advice regarding de-cluttering and cleaning but sometimes it is the little things that jump out at a potential buyer. I am always on the watch for products to solve these problems and my most recent finds are:

Behr DeckOver Wood and Concrete Paint- This amazing product is slip resistant, and can be used on wood, composite decks, boat docks, patios, sidewalks, and porches. It conceals splinters, nail holes, and cracks in concrete up to ¼ “. My favorite use is on concrete, it has a beautiful slate-like finishes and comes in a multitude of colors. The drawback is that it has a 72 hour cure time.

Snap- another great find that is really neat and everyone that sees the product loves it and wants it. I have to admit, it is more of a novelty than a necessity.  The snap product is an LED backlight behind the electrical plugs and outlets that is used as a sophisticated night light. It has a modern feel and looks much better than those plug- ins.

Grout Renew- This product has gotten rave reviews from my sellers. We often use it on stained grout in kitchens, bathrooms and anywhere where the grout is stained or discolored. It looks like a brand new floor has just been installed.


I have used all three products in my own home and will use them again and again. Anything new and, exciting, please let me know your finds.

Comments (6)

Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Mary, these are three great tips, and I can sure attest to using the Behr deck/concrete product as it is a great sealer and provides heavy duty protection for a deck!!!!

Apr 06, 2015 11:54 PM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


I appreciate these especially the Grout Renew. I can sure use it. cheers cvc

Apr 09, 2015 04:49 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Mary, the Behr DeckOver paint sounds like it was made for my front porch.  Great suggestions.

Jul 06, 2015 09:30 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Mary, I have never heard of Grout Renew...sounds very promising,Endre

Jul 08, 2015 02:54 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Mary - I have used Behr products.  They are great.  For decks, nothing like a good deep powerwash and the finishing with Thompson's Water Seal wood protector.  It makes the deck look brand new and preserves it

Aug 19, 2016 01:20 AM
Mary Stewart
Keller Williams Atlantic Partners/Southside - Jacksonville, FL

I love their products.  Just painted my house a different color and used their one coat products.  Looks amazing.  I also stained my worn looking driveway and it looks brand new.  All the other  staggers use Sherman Williams, but I am not a fan of the product.  Since Behr is thicker, I find it drips less, at least for me.

Aug 19, 2016 02:39 AM