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Posted by Hope Real Estate Group, Inc on 3/22/2017

The trim is one of the trickiest parts of a home to be properly painted or stained. There’s many steps that must be taken for the trim to be painted well including:


  • Nailheads must be set below the surface of the wood
  • Holes need to be filled and sanded
  • Damaged wood must be repaired and replaced
  • Old paint and varnish must be removed


The work that needs to be completed on both the walls and the trim should be done before you begin painting and staining. There’s no rule as to when you should paint the trim -before or after the walls are painted- the only thing that matters is that the prep work should be done before the painting step begins.


Safety Measures


When you’re stripping the surface, wear protective glasses along with a dust mask. The chemicals that you’re using can contain toxic fumes. The room needs to be ventilated properly as well. Wear gloves to keep the chemicals off of your hands. You’ll also protect your hands from splinters.


As an additional precaution, when you’re painting, you’ll want to test for lead. Many homes may have lead paint in them, especially those that were built prior to 1978. You can remove lead paint yourself if you take the right precautionary steps, but in some cases, you may need a professional to do the job.


Get The Trim Ready For Painting


Once the trim has been scraped down, you’ll want to wash the surface of the trim with a mild household cleaner. Then, rinse it with water or a water and vinegar mixture and let the trim dry. Scrape any remaining loose paint from the trim. 


Sand The Trim


Use a small flat sander to sand the walls or woodwork. For more contoured surfaces, try to use a flexible sanding block. These flexible sanders work great for more curved surfaces.   

 


Have A Strategy


If you’re a less experienced painter, it will be easier if you paint the trim first. This will make it much smoother to prepare the details and paint all of the details. Once you paint the trim, mask it off with painters tape. This will prevent any splattering from occurring while you’re painting of the walls. 


Tips For Painting The Trim


Once you complete all of the prep work for painting the trim, use a primer. Next, topcoat the trim using some kind of a latex or enamel. Remember that glossy surfaces accentuate the woodwork in a home, making it stand out from the walls. Moldings, doors and windows require a higher sheen than a wall since there’s more contact on these surfaces.


Painting trim can be challenging, but when you do it safely and in the right order, your painting job will go much more smoothly.




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Posted by Hope Real Estate Group, Inc on 3/21/2017


27R Genevieve Lane, Webster, MA 01570

Single-Family

$299,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Young families this is a must see home !! Watch your children ride their bikes or.Play in the yard on this private property ,without traffic.Meticulously maintained 4 plus bedroom Colonial. The farmers porch invites you in to a front to back living room with maple wood floors, while sliders lead to a new deck with levels for entertaining and an above ground pool. Large formal dining room,flows into the stainless appliance kitchen. Lower level finished with propane fireplace family room and possibly 2 bedrooms . Privacy abounds this beautiful home in one of Websters finest neighborhoods.
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Posted by Hope Real Estate Group, Inc on 3/16/2017


9 Themeli Court, Oxford, MA 01537

Condo

$229,000
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
HERE'S TO COUNTRY CONDO LIVING AT ITS BEST!! MOVE IN READY THIS IMMACULATE UNIT IS EVERYTHING YOU ARE LOOKING FOR!!! OPEN THE DOORS TO THE SPACIOUSE CATHERDRALED CEILING LIVING ROOM WITH ITS GLEAMING HARDWOODS AND COZY ATOMOSPHERE!! ENJOY CENTRAL AIR! GREAT OPEN FLOOR PLAN FLOWS WELL INTO BRIGHT KITCHEN /DINING AREA WITH UPGRADED COUNTERTOPS ,BREAKFAST BAR, CERAMIC TILE FLOORING AND OPEN DINING AREA! GREAT FOR THE FAMILY AND ENTERTAINING!! NEW SLIDERS FROM DINING AREA OPEN OUT ONTO PRIVATE DECK TO ENJOY A LITTLE PEACE AND QUIET FROM NATURE AFTER A BUSY DAY!! HUGE MASTER BEDROOM HAS WHOLE WALL CLOSET AND FULL BATH. SECOND BEDROOM IS VERY SPACIOUS AND INVITING! 2ND BATHROOM HAS WASHER/ DRYER HOOKUPS FOR MAIN LEVEL ACCESSIBILITY! CARPETED STAIRS LEADTO LOWER LEVEL OVERSIZED FAMILY ROOM FOR MORE ADDED LIVING AREA!! GREAT FOR THE KIDS OR FOR OFFICE AREA! ADDED EXTRA IS LOWER LEVEL WITH LOADS AND LOADS OF STORAGE AREA!! SO CLOSE TO EVERYTHING AND ALL MAJOR HIGHWAYS! WELCOME HOME!!
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Posted by Hope Real Estate Group, Inc on 3/15/2017

Vacationing is a time to relax and enjoy time with your loved ones, friends or even yourself. Avoid the stresses of trying to remember whether or not you did everything you needed to do before you leave by being proactive. Leave the house to board the plane to paradise…or your in-laws for the holidays worry-free. Here is a list of things to do before you go away to make sure your house is all set while you’re gone:

  1. Ask for a Friend: If you are going to be gone for longer than a few days, it’s probably wise to ask a friend, neighbor or family member to stop by and check on your house. They can grab the mail and newspaper, water plants, and make sure the house is still standing. Consider paying someone to stay at your home full-time to take care of your pets. Generally, it will be cheaper than boarding them and you won’t be displacing them while you’re away.
  2. Do NOT post on social media: Social media is a staple for many to share their life, but it’s best not to post on social media that you will be heading off to the Caribbean for a week­— unless you have someone staying at your house full-time. This gives burglars the perfect opportunity to break into your home.
  3. Remove spare keys: It’s best to give the person watching your home the spare key and have them hold onto it and remove additional spares key. There are rarely any creative spots to hide spare keys and leaving it under your welcome mat is asking for someone unwanted to enter your home.
  4. Timer lights: Invest in a timer for your lights. If your lights turn on periodically, it will look like someone is at home. It will also save you money compared to if you were to leave your lights on constantly while away.
  5. Unplug appliances/electronics: Unplug anything that will not be used while you are on vacation. This includes toasters, computers, printers, television, etc. Even though they are not on they could still be using up energy.
  6. Close windows/lock doors: Remembering to close your windows and lock your doors sounds like it would be easy, but it’s probably not the first thing on your mind when going on vacation. Set a reminder on your phone to check all of your windows, making sure they are locked if low to the ground, and locking the doors that you are not exiting from.
  7. Use a safe: If you have a safe or locked drawer, it’s very wise to place important things into it while you’re gone. Important paperwork, jewelry, and emergency money that you leave around the house are all items that you should be putting a safe place, such as a safe or locked drawer.
Some other things to do before leaving for a vacation are to contact your credit card company to let them know you’ll be traveling, turn off water if traveling for a significant amount of time (but be careful of freezing pipes), and to, of course, remember your wallet and I.D. Ensure you have a worry-free vacation follow the steps below and have fun!




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Posted by Hope Real Estate Group, Inc on 3/12/2017


108 Thompson Rd, Webster, MA 01570

Multi-Family

$599,000
Price

2
Units
3,722
Approx. GLA
Presently being used as a single family. Development Opportunity! Good Visibility ~ 131,987 SF. CORNER LOCATION!! Prime 3+ Acres! Multiple Applications & Possibilities. Recent Zoning Change to ~ Business 4 ~ Now allows for Single & Multi Family Dwellings as well as Other Business Applications! OFFICE SPACE etc.... EXCELLENT REGIONAL ACCESS to Interstate I-395. Current Elevation Lends to easy Development.... Corner Lot with almost 800 FT' of Road Frontage on 2 Streets! 345ft. Frontage on Rt 193 - 450ft. on Tower St. & 339ft on Summit (paper rd). Access to Town Water/Sewer & Natural Gas ! Multi family Structure on property is in need of work. Property located in Lake Watershed Protection District - Some restrictions may apply to the type of businesses allowed
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