Get decked out for spring
Photo caption: This charming front deck has been updated with Benjamin Moore Arborcoat in Copley Gray, brick Kendall Charcoal and trim Rockport Gray.
(NC)—Canadians love the outdoors. At the first hint of warmth we hit the deck and patio. Sharon Grech, the colour and design expert for Benjamin Moore, shares some ideas on how to transform the look of your deck and your home with exterior paint and stain.
Brighten up for spring with colour: “The popularity of grey isn't just an interior trend – grey is a perfect choice to beautify a home's exterior as it never fights with mother nature's own vibrancy,” says Grech. “Brick can be painted with our Aura line since its advanced waterborne technology is more durable than ever.” Offset a deep grey (like the Kendall Charcoal) with a lighter shade on the trim (such as Rockport Gray) to create some eye catching contrast. A brightly coloured plant adds a pop of colour to this monochromatic palette. Furniture is a great way to create either a more formal or relaxed look outdoors. Accent with a stylish outdoor rug, some weather proof cushions, decorative outdoor accents, and a thirst-quenching tray of drinks.
Protect the deck: Even pressure treated wood benefits from a protective coat of stain to help it survive Canada's harsh seasons. A professional favourite is Arborcoat, a line of exterior stains, which can be used on any wood surface. They can be tinted a variety of shades and can deliver a semi-transparent to more opaque look so you can make the surface more beautiful while maintaining the natural appearance of the wood grain. Arborcoat is preferred by many professional painters because it is extremely durable and stands up to the toughest weather conditions.
“Our company has an outdoor test lab where exterior paints are exposed to the elements for years,” explains Grech. “This is how we ensure top quality products that you can trust on your most valuable possession – your home.”
More information on this topic can be found online at BenjaminMoore.ca or at your local retailer.
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