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10 Things You Must Know When Painting a House Exterior

From choosing the right paint to prepping your home's exterior, we've got the best tips to make exterior painting a breeze.

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6. Combine Cans of Paint

Mixing multiple cans of the same color of paint into a larger container, such as a five-gallon bucket, will help ensure a uniform color is applied to your home's exterior. This step, called boxing the paint, is a method the pros follow. This step is important if, for example, you initially bought a gallon or two of paint less than you needed and then picked up the extra gallons at a later time.

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