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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. 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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. 8. Masonry Paint (00:60)

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

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

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

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

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

  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. Sealing Paint Cans (01:31)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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