Summer is here and the silly season is fast approaching! What better time to give your home exterior a quick refresh before the end of year rolls around. While weekends are getting busier in the lead up to the holidays, the warmer weather is ideal for doing some essential home maintenance and DIY. If you’ve been tasked with hosting duties this Christmas, get your outdoor areas ready for guests to mix, mingle and dine al fresco. A little legwork and the right Resene products will have your place looking good as new in no time.
Outdoor living areas can get neglected over winter and suffer from a build-up of dead leaves and mould. Start your seasonal spruce-up by trimming away any branches that overhang your house, deck or courtyard. Clear and sweep away the debris, along with any surface dirt. Next it’s time to apply Resene Moss & Mould Killer to get rid of all the build-up. Dilute following the package instructions, then apply and wait 48 hours to achieve a full kill. Rinse clean with water.
Once it’s all clear, use Resene Paint Prep and Housewash or Resene Bio-Cleaner to clean painted surfaces. A regular spring-cleaning cycle will keep your house looking great and will extend the life of your paintwork. Dilute the cleaner with the right amount of water, scrub vigorously using a nylon bristle broom or short handle scrubbing brush, then rinse with clean water for an instantly fresher surface. Use a backpack to apply it to make life easier.