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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. Roll N Release (00:00:44)

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

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

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

  3. 3. Box Before You Paint (01:30)

    For uniform paint color, mix several cans together before you paint.

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

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

  5. 5. 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...

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

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

  7. 7. Siding Wedges (01:12)

    Slip these wedges under siding before you paint to help prevent rotting.

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

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

  9. 9. Wizard Secure Paint Tray (01:24)

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

  10. 10. Consider the Weather (01:34)

    Take the weather into account before painting your home's exterior.

  11. 11. Don't Skimp on Paint (01:39)

    With paint, you get what you pay for: cheaper paints are lower in quality.

  12. 12. 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...

  13. 13. Sealing Paint Cans (01:31)

    Follow these steps to keep a can of leftover paint fresh and read to use.

  14. 14. Masonry Paint (00:60)

    Here's an Indoors Out quick tip on using masonry paint.

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

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

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