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10 Things You Must Know When Painting a House Exterior

From choosing the right paint to storing leftover paint, learn these tips from DIY experts and make exterior painting a breeze.

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<strong>Tip 9: Sand and Wash</strong>

Sanding is probably one of the most important prep steps because it creates adhesion. Before you sand, wash the surface. Power washing is also a very important part of the painting process. If the surface is clean of dirt and mildew, the paint will adhere properly.

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