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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. Primer (01:55)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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. Sealing Paint Cans (01:31)

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

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

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

  13. 13. Masonry Paint (00:60)

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

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

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

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

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

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