Set a tone of productivity for 2022. The start of the new year is the perfect time to finally check off the things on your home repair to-do list that you’ve been putting off. Don’t try to deny it—we know they’re there! Here are some things around the house you might need to get done already:
1. Get Rid of Rust
If you’ve noticed any rusty spots on metal surfaces around the house, such as your gate, it’s best to deal with it now than later. Not only is rust unsightly, if left untreated it spreads to more and more areas of your metal surface, eventually eating away at it. Soon enough, the metal may look so dilapidated that you’ll have no choice but to replace it entirely.
Before that happens, remove and treat the rust. Protect and beautify your metal surface with a few coats of paint too while you’re at it. Need a guide? Here are step-by-step instructions from Boysen experts: How to Deal with Rust on Metal You Want to Paint.
2. Deal with Water Seepage
We’ve talked about water seepage a lot here on Let It B. Water seepage and moisture can cause a host of paint problems—from blistering (paglolobo ng pintura) and efflorescence to mildew and saponification. These signs of water seepage are best not ignored for long either. They can point to a bigger issue that, if not solved, can lead to even more problems.
The key is to locate and address the source of the water seepage or moisture. Fix this first and then consider preventive measures—like Boysen Plexibond—to avoid facing the same problem again.
Plexibond is Boysen’s waterproofing system. It forms a seamless, non-porous, and impenetrable layer that disperses any liquid upon contact, preventing any water seepage. Learn more about it, including how to apply it, here.
3. Inspect Your Roof
Though we don’t really get to see them, our roofs do an important job. Roofs shield us from rain and the intense heat of the sun. And, of course, we’re all aware how intense Philippine summers and the typhoon seasons get. Make sure your home is prepared for whatever the weather brings and take this chance to inspect your roof.
Check for any spots that can cause leaks or areas with damage. Don’t forget to inspect the gutters as well for any blockages or cracks. If the paint of your roof is aging, consider repainting too. Let It B’s blog post The Boysen Way: Metal Roofings is a great guide to roof paint.
4. Repaint Room Walls
Is your wall paint color fading? Maybe it’s got dirt and dust stains that can’t be scrubbed off anymore. Your interiors are due for a refresh and now’s a good time to consider repainting. Trust us, after a repaint, your space will feel a lot less gloomy and a little more exciting. It may even seem like an entirely new space altogether and inspire you to redecorate.
Here’s a newbie-friendly guide to repainting walls: Boysen Beginner’s Guide: How to Repaint a Room. And, for wall color suggestions, check out the Room Paint Ideas section of Let It B. Quite popular these days is the #TeamPuti trend, so you might want to check that out too.
5. Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Head outside and take a good look at your house. How does the façade look? Time and the elements—exposure to direct sunlight and heavy rains especially—can wear down paint. You may notice fading, stains, cracking, and other signs that your paint is aging. In addition to your interiors, it may be time to refresh your home exterior too.
A lick of fresh paint can do wonders to increase your home’s curb appeal. Light colors, like whites and off-whites in particular, are favorites of homeowners. There are several advantages to white exteriors including that it can easily match other paint colors on your façade, it fades slower than darker colors, and, yes, it can increase your home’s marketability. Read more about white for home exteriors here: 6 White Colors For Home Exteriors To Increase Curb Appeal.
Need advice for your home project or have inquiries about Boysen products? Our technical team will be happy to assist you. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 8363-9738 local 413 to 418 during office hours for a one-on-one consultation.