Painting the exterior of your house may be a job for professionals, but with some basic knowledge and motivation, doing it yourself could save you a lot of cash.
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Painting the exterior of your house may seem like a job for professionals, but if you've got the motivation and some basic knowledge of paints, it's a job you may want to tackle yourself. It could save you a lot of cash. Latex exterior paints have undergone improvements, and some can be as durable as oil-based.
Below are some tips on selecting exterior paint, from home-improvement specialist James Young. There are two basic types of exterior paint to choose from: oil-based and the more commonly used latex.
Tip: Here's how to determine whether you have acrylic or oil-based paint on your home now. Peel off a large paint-chip. If the chip bends slightly before cracking, it's probably latex. Oil-paint chips tend to snap easily. If this test doesn't work for you, take a paint-chip sample to your local paint store or home center and have them test it.
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