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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. 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...

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

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

  3. 3. 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...

  4. 4. Masonry Paint (00:60)

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

  5. 5. No-Slip Paint (01:39)

    Here's a painting tip to keep you from slipping on porch and deck floors.

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

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

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

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

  8. 8. Siding Wedges (01:12)

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

  9. 9. Primer (01:55)

    Without primer, there's no way paint is going to stick to your house.

  10. 10. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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