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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. Primer (01:55)

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

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

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

  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. Consider the Weather (01:34)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  10. 10. 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...

  11. 11. Paint From the Top Down (01:20)

    Find out how to avoid unsightly drips when you're painting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  15. 15. 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!

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