Home Improvement Tips: Stucco

The outside of your home is like any first impression; it sets the tone. Whether it's a quick glance from a neighbor passing by, or the reaction from friends and relatives, those who see the outside of your home will see it as a reflection of you, your taste, and the level of pride you take in your home.

With Spring in the air and the rainy weather behind us, now is the time to tackle dirty stucco. If you discover mold, mildew, or stains on your stucco, an affordable solution of 1 part water and 1 part bleach applied to the stucco should do the trick. Allow it to soak for about 5 minutes. Once the solution has soaked into the stucco, it will typically remove the mildew, mold, or stain. It’s that easy!

Let’s not forget about your windows….Cleaning windows doesn’t have to be at the bottom of your to do list. Here’s an easy method that will leave your windows sparkling clean. Fill a bucket with a mixture of vinegar and water. Rinse the windows with the hose. Wash with a soapy water mixture. Apply the vinegar and water mixture across the window's surface. Rinse with clean water. Dry the window with a squeegee. Touch the window up with a microfiber cloth.