Exterior Painting - For Dummies

Preparing the exterior of your house before you paint is usually the most important factor in determining the success of a painting job. Preparing to paint stucco is different than preparing to paint siding

Washing your house may seem like an insurmountable job, but an electric or gas-powered washer is one of the most useful and labor-saving machines homeowners can get their hands on. Plus, they're just plain

Preparing your home's exterior before you paint is essential. Most of the time, cleaning is straightforward, but some circumstances, like mold and mildew and chalky residue, might require some special

Filling cracks and holes with caulk in your home's trim and siding before painting not only makes the paint job look better, but also makes the paint last longer. Cracks and holes in any surface collect

On most unpainted exterior surfaces, the standard procedure calls for a primer coat followed by two topcoats of paint. This procedure is also recommended for any painted surface that requires significant

Although siding is certainly the largest area to paint of you're painting your house, the work goes surprisingly fast, even if you're using a brush. And with a sprayer, you move so fast that you have to

You can't just hook the sprayer up to the paint and start painting. Painting with a sprayer takes a little practice. Try perfecting your technique on cardboard. After you're sure you can provide nice even

Before you paint your woodwork, you need to prepare it. If the wood is chipped, gouged, or otherwise damaged, and you plan to paint, you can make an easy, invisible repair by using a two-part polyester

Savogran Savogran 10632 Liquid TSP Substitute Cleaner, Quart
Home Improvement (Savogran)
  • Heavy duty phosphate-free formula
  • Concentrated solution - lasts long!
  • Requires no rinsing
  • Excellent for preparing surfaces before painting
  • Works with power washers

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PL PL 1402255 Redwood Tan Polyurethane Window, Door and Siding Sealant
Home Improvement (PL)
  • caulk polyurethane sealant
Simpson Simpson MSH3125-S MegaShot 3100 PSI 2.5 GPM Honda GCV190 Engine Gas Pressure Washer
Lawn & Patio (Simpson)
  • HONDA GC190 OHC premium residential - Engine oil is included
  • Maintenance-free OEM Technologies axial cam brass head pump with PowerBoost technology which provides higher pressure at the nozzle
  • Welded frame construction and 10? premium pneumatic tires
  • ¼x 25 MorFlex high pressure hose is kink and abrasion resistant, provides flexibility, and is equipped with easy twist-on connectors
  • Pro-style steel spray wand with 5 quick connect nozzle tips- 0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, and soap applicator nozzle
  • Convenient on-board accessory storage for spray gun/wand, high pressure hose, and nozzles
  • Downstream detergent injection system for use of cleaners
  • Ergonomic spray gun with safety lock-out
  • Limited Warranty ? Consumer Use - 2 Years on HONDA GC engine, 1 Year on frame and pump components, 90 Days on spray accessory items. Every machine is tested and...
Anvil Paints Anvil Aqua Seal Waterproofer Bonding Primer Acrylic Clear Penetrating Sealer 1 Gallon
Home Improvement (Anvil Paints)
  • Waterproofs and seals vertical surfaces. Mold & mildew resistance.
  • Binds and preps chalky surfaces prior to painting.
  • Easy to apply and is soap and water clean-up. 50 state VOC compliant.
  • Rejuvenates old brick and plaster.
  • Seal brick, stucco and concrete. Brighten aluminum siding.
Valspar Corporation Valspar 11298 Professional Exterior Latex Primer, 5-Gallon
Home Improvement (Valspar Corporation)
  • Best for Exterior Durability
  • Gives a mildew-resistant coating
  • For fiber cement siding, concrete block and masonry, bare or painted wood, and aluminum or vinyl gutters and downspouts
  • Low odor, low VOC
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