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Fixing the exterior of house seems ... complicated.

The exterior of our house needs attention. Professional attention. [more inside]
posted by stowaway on Feb 5, 2016 - 9 answers

What kind of hose do I buy for this outdoor spout?

This spout is outside the front my house. When it is turned on, water sprays out of the hole and the spout. What is this? What kind of hose should I buy?
posted by spec80 on Aug 10, 2015 - 6 answers

Best approach for running a pipe through my exterior wall?

I need to run a 1.5” (so about 2” outside diameter) schedule 40 PVC pipe from my sump pump through my exterior wall so that the pump can discharge outside. I can go through the wall or the foundation. What's the better approach? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jun 1, 2015 - 10 answers

Matching spray paint to paint-paint

Can I find a spray paint that matches Sherwin Williams' "Smoke Tree"? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Aug 27, 2014 - 9 answers

Is primer paint?

I'm having an *exterior* house painting crisis: what is the impact of using oil-based primer beneath stain? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Aug 5, 2014 - 12 answers

Light to the outdoors

I have a deck, and it needs a light fixture next to the door. There's no electricity on the deck, and I can't cut through the wall (mounting a fixture to the siding is fine). Do they make battery-powered, wireless, remote-controlled exterior light fixtures? [more inside]
posted by mgar on Jul 7, 2014 - 1 answer

Exterior brick restoration/refacing help

My house was built in 1910 and has several flavors of brick on it. How can I make them the same? [more inside]
posted by bookdragoness on Jan 26, 2014 - 8 answers

Help hide these vents!

Ugly furnace installation. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Marky on Jan 31, 2012 - 3 answers

Is Rodda a good brand of paint?

My painter is recommending Rodda paint for our house exterior. I like that Rodda is a regional company here in Seattle. But I can't find any reviews on their quality. Nothing in Consumer Reports. Painter uses Rodda AC 911 flat and AC 909 satin. Anyone have an opinion? Is it good lasting paint? [more inside]
posted by valannc on Sep 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Should I and how should I properly caulk exterior windows?

I'm a fairly new home owner in the midwest. So, we can see some pretty harsh winters. I'm trying to prepare my house for the coming winter, and I noticed that there is no caulking on the outer edges of my windows where they meet with the siding. This may be a dumb question, but should the windows be caulked? More inside. [more inside]
posted by Swede78 on Oct 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Wrong time for expensive house maintenance?

Getting the exterior of my house painted: A dumb investment, given the economy? Or not? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 27, 2009 - 12 answers

This Old House: Ready to pull the trigger, but can somebody help me from shooting myself in the foot?

Working on a 1911 bungalow, and trying to figure out which fixes come in order to create the fewest problems. Original cedar siding is about shot, and I know that replacement will include fixing a bunch of other spots that have suffered neglect on the exterior. That said, I also have a few windows to replace. Question: windows first, or siding? Or does it not matter at all? And can you add gutters to a bungalow without it looking stupid? Finally, Hardie board? Help! Anyone I ask wants to sell me something.
posted by Arch1 on Apr 23, 2009 - 8 answers

Exterior House Paint

What's a good shade of yellow for the exterior of a house that is in direct sunlight all day? [more inside]
posted by momzilla on Nov 17, 2007 - 4 answers

Should I powerwash asbestos siding?

Is it safe to powerwash asbestos/cement siding? [more inside]
posted by eirelander on May 19, 2007 - 9 answers

How to choose exterior lights?

I need to choose new exterior lights for my home. Will the bright (get it?) minds of Mefi help me? [more inside]
posted by qldaddy on Feb 3, 2007 - 9 answers

Where do I find curb appeal advice for my semi-detached home?

Where can I find good resources/tips for how to improve the curb appeal of my semi-detached house? [more inside]
posted by KathyK on May 17, 2006 - 3 answers

Looking for outdoor lights with a built-in photocell...

I'm trying to locate outdoor wall-mounted coach-lantern light fixtures that have a built-in photocell... [more inside]
posted by gwenzel on Jun 27, 2005 - 5 answers

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