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There is no doubt that painting the exterior of sheds, barns, and other wooden outbuildings not only freshens-up their appearance, but helps them withstand the weather and stay standing longer. The right paint and the right painting techniques will add years to the life of your wooden outbuilding.

A word of warning - if your outbuilding was built prior to 1978, it is highly likely that there is lead-based paint on it. Lead paint test kits are available at your home supply store. If you test and find lead, you will need to hire a professional to remove and dispose of the lead paint...

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October 31, 2019 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


When you shop for a new barn it’s important not to let excitement get the better of you and become blinkered instead of looking at the big picture. While many horse trainers and owners are detail oriented regarding anything riding and horse care related, when it comes to buying a new horse barn details that matter may be overlooked.

On the topic of having a 7th sense, i.e. ‘good business sense’, don’t fall short of shopping successfully just because you aren’t minding our p’s and q’s.

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October 15, 2019 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


As the seasons rotate and weather changes there is no reason that your canine can’t enjoy the benefits of the kennel all year long. That is if your dog’s abode is properly constructed and designed and not a plastic igloo or hastily thrown together wooden box sitting on a bed of gravel.

Dog Snow

Every season brings its unique challenges. A properly built kennel addresses these issues in the design stage – before the kennel is even...

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October 9, 2019 posted by Content Admin