Improving the Appearance from the Curb to the House
During National Curb Appeal Month in August, experts at Daich Coatings are offering several tips on how to improve the appearance of the area leading up to the home.
“Everyone knows you should trim your bushes and cut your lawn regularly,” says Peter Daich, president of Daich Coatings. “However, to create true curb appeal, you should start with the actual curb itself. A broken or cracked curb makes a bad impression, and can also be dangerous. Begin your commitment to curb appeal by using a product like Rock Patch™ to fill in cracks and holes in the concrete.”
Making a Big First Impression
Moving toward the house, Daich recommends evaluating both the driveway and sidewalk. “These spaces dominate the eye in the front of the home,” says Daich. “If these areas are cracked, discolored or outdated, they create an eyesore and detract from the house itself.”
Daich recommends several products that transform and enhance these key visual parts of the home exterior.
SpreadStone® Decorative Concrete Resurfacer Kit includes everything needed to cover either 100 or 400 square feet of space. Create your own artistic style on walkways with a colored coating and stencil kit.
SpreadRock® authentic speckled granite coating can be spread on with an easy trowel application. The bonding technology and real stone composition ensure solid adhesion, superior flexibility and dependable durability. Ideal for driveways with its industrial strength, superior traction and resistance to hot tire pickup.
RollerRock® Stone Coating is textured and tough. Ideal for both driveways and walkways, this roll-on concrete coating is made of real stone. RollerRock’s high performance formula resists water, stains, impact and abrasion and stands up to all climate extremes-from sub-zero winter conditions, salting and snow shoveling, to harsh UV rays and heat.
“Remember to color coordinate your concrete upgrades to your entire home exterior,”
reminds Daich. “There are amazing color options available. Shades of grays, greens, creams and brighter earth tones. RollerRock alone has 15 color options.
“The best thing to do is stand back and take a ‘top down’ look at your home exterior. Let your eye find the dominant colors and the undertones. Then decide if you want to match up with those key colors or contrast them for your driveway and sidewalk applications.”
Stepping Up Curb Appeal
If there are steps leading up to an entryway or porch, make sure they’re clean and safe. Chipped areas should be patched up, and stairs refinished if needed. For safety sake, all walkways and stairs should be sealed with TracSafe® Anti-Slip Sealer. With anti-slip ratings up to twice the OSHA standard, the clear TracSafe provides aggressive anti-slip performance with all-weather durability.
Creating A Beautiful Porch Setting
While sometimes only partially visible from the street, front porches still add “curb appeal” when viewing a home. For that reason, furnishings should be kept clean and updated, including the “3 P’s” of the porch: plants, pillows and plush chairs.
Underneath this setting, the porch floor should also sparkle. A textured stone finish like Terrazzo™ Decorative Granite Resurfacer rolls on quickly to add water-resistant beauty. Colors come in everything from Glacier to Iceberg to Pearl Grey, plus four more options.
“If you can paint, then you can roll on ways to improve the appearance of every concrete surface leading up to your home,” says Daich. “These easy DIY projects make a big first impression on friends and neighbors. It’s a fast way to step up the look of your property at a price that won’t bust a budget.”
For more than 20 years Daich Coatings has offered a variety of real stone coating solutions. Each product is made of a selected mix of stone in a specialized bonding polymer.
“These are not concrete paints,” says Daich. “These products provide a durable, beautiful finish with proven long-term performance against extreme cold temperatures, soaring heat, UV rays and severe weather conditions. Everything needed to add lasting curb appeal to a home.”