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Tools and Prep Needed for Painting Exterior Surfaces

Before you start paining, learn what tools you'll need and how to prep outside surfaces like masonry, wood and metal.

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Top 25 Exterior Painting Projects

  1. 1. Racing the Snow (00:03:15)

    Erin and Toby finish their remodel just ahead of the biggest snow in years.

  2. 2. ComfortGlide (00:01:05)

    Check out this ergonomic paintbrush that makes clean-up a "click."

  3. 3. Rung It (00:01:11)

    This handy platform keeps painting tools close when working on a ladder.

  4. 4. How to Select Exterior Paint Colors for a Home

    When selecting exterior paint colors, keep these tips in mind - before you bare your innermost personality to the world!

  5. 5. Lazy Joe Paint Wrapper (01:15)

    When it comes to waiting between coats, try this paint wrapper instead.

  6. 6. Exterior Painting Preparation

    When painting the exterior of a house, learn these valuable tips that can save you time by preparing properly for the project, from DIY...

  7. 7. Exterior Paint Selection

    Painting the exterior of your house may seem like a job for professionals, but with some basic knowledge of paints and motivation, doin...

  8. 8. Roll N Release (00:00:44)

    With this painting tool, you are sure to get less paint on your hands.

  9. 9. Paint Prep Primer (02:01)

    Learn the basics for prepping the exterior of your home before you paint.

  10. 10. Facade Makeover (00:01:51)

    Give your home's facade a makeover with a cleaning, new siding or paint.

  11. 11. Renovation Begins Outside (00:03:28)

    Nicole begins renovating a century-old house by focusing on the exterior.

  12. 12. Painting Vinyl Siding (03:20)

    Can vinyl siding be painted? Find out from a painting expert.

  13. 13. Painting the Exterior of a Home

    Painting the exterior of your home can make a big impact on its value. It can prolong the life of the exterior and protect your home fr...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  14. 14. Wizard Secure Paint Tray (01:24)

    With this locking-lid tray, it's okay to stop in the middle of painting.

  15. 15. Clean and Prep (02:27)

    Sand, wash and scrape your home's exterior before applying the primer.

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