PARKERSBURG, W.Va., May 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — When spring arrives, be ready to spruce up your home’s exterior and its outdoor living space. Invest family time to envision which projects would transform it into a more organized, inviting retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Do doors, door frames, porches/railings, gates, decks, patios and outbuildings need to be cleaned, repaired, repainted or replaced? Do you need more furniture or play equipment like cornhole boards?
Once a project list is made, visit your local Woodcraft store, go online at woodcraft.com, or use a Woodcraft catalog and call 800 225-1153 to stock up on all the tools, materials and supplies you need. Woodcraft store employees can help with advice, technical support is available at 800 535-4486, and woodcraft.com offers how-to articles and videos.
Woodcraft Magazine Classic Project Plans make it easy to build the inviting Swing Bed pictured here, as well as picnic tables, grill carts and much more.
Cleanup & Repairs
Howard Clean-A-Finish Wood Soap easily breaks down grease, grime and wax on all wood surfaces. It effectively cleans without ammonia or bleach by using a traditional blend of gentle yet powerful, natural soaps.
Blue Bear Paint and Urethane Stripper (SOY-Gel™) is Franmar Chemical’s effective, effortless and odorless coating remover made from soybeans and natural elements.
Briwax ChaiRX is an easy solution for repairing loose chair joints. Inject ChaiRX into a small hole you drill in the joint, and the thin unique formulation will penetrate the wood cells to permanently swell the joints and bond them together.
For other gluing tasks, consider Titebond III Ultimate Waterproof Glue, a waterproof adhesive designed for interior and exterior use that has superior strength.
For layout tasks, pick the Pinnacle Combination Square – blade, square head and center finder.
Saw wood to size with the Festool CARVEX PS 420 EBQ-PLUS Jigsaw that can cut up to 4-3/4″ wood beams, as well as aluminum and steel.
The Montana Brand 4-in-1 Drill and Driver comes in a 10-piece set that includes all you will need to drive #6, #8, #10, and #12 screws.
For fastening, consider the handy Freeman 23-Gauge 1″ Pinner & 2″ Brad Nailer Combo Kit.
If color is a factor in painting an outdoor project, select General Finishes Milk Paint, available in 33 colors. It is easy to apply and rated for interior and exterior use.
Other coverings for outdoor projects include:
- General Finishes Exterior 450 Varnish is for outdoor use. UV absorbers minimize fading, and mildewcides help retard mold and fungus growth.
- System Three Marine Spar Varnish is a urethane enhanced film finish formulated to protect against the harshest salt water and marine environments, as well as protect outdoor projects.
For spraying, the HOMERIGHT Super Finish Max features a built-in 450-watt sprayer, eliminating the need for a hose or motor to move around. Spray milk paint, chalk-style paint, latex paint, enamels, primers, urethanes, stains and varnishes.
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