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Outdoor Upgrades With Benjamin Moore Exterior Paints and Stains

October 05, 2018 2 min read

Outdoor Upgrades With Benjamin Moore Exterior Paints and Stains | JC Licht

During the early fall months, there’s often nothing better than spending a weekend outside in the cool air working in the yard or fixing up the house. Sharon Grech, Color & Design Expert at Benjamin Moore, shares some ideas for weekend projects that add value to your property.

Deck it out.

Give your old deck a new life by giving it a color makeover. Grech recommends Benjamin Moore® ARBORCOAT®, a premium stain available in several colors and varying opacities, designed to enhance and protect the appearance of decks, siding and outdoor wood furniture. The stain also penetrates the wood to provide excellent UV protection. “For a modern contemporary look, I love Rustic Taupe or Westcott Navy. For a more classic look, try Leather Saddle Brown,” she says.

Make a great first impression.

The front of your home is the first thing people notice. Adding decorative stepping stones, a small garden, or window boxes are budget-friendly options. Painting your front door is another simple yet impactful project that enhances your property’s curb appeal. When choosing front door colors for a dark or brick house, Grech recommends Concord Ivory HC-12 or a classic red like Dutch Tulip to brighten it up and coordinate with bright flowers. If your home is painted in a lighter color, try a more fashion-forward option like Wythe Blue HC-143and complement it with a garden of flowers in simple whites and lots of green.
House: Misty Gray 2124-60, Aura Exterior, Low Luster, Trim: Midsummer Night 2134-20, Aura Exterior, Stain,Door: Blue Lake 2053-40, Aura Grand Entrance, Satin.

Bright teal painted front door. Paint your front door with help from JC Licht in Chicago, IL

Get your home picture perfect.

Thinking of selling? Autumn is a great time to photograph your home. Even if you’re not planning on listing right away, arrange to take photos when your home is looking its best.

JC Licht Makes It Happen

Visit your local JC Licht to browse our wide range of interior and exterior Benjamin Moore products. Our helpful staff is ready to help you gather all the essentials for tackling your next DIY project. Not sure where to start with color choices? Schedule an in-home color consultation with our talented designers.

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