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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 26 Exterior Painting Projects

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

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

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

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

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

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

  4. 4. 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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. 9. Masonry Paint (00:60)

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

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

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

  11. 11. Refresh Your Home's Exterior

    Painting your home's exterior and staining the deck not only make them look like new, they also help protect your biggest investment. ...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  12. 12. Lazy Joe Paint Wrapper (01:15)

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

  13. 13. Painting the Exterior of a Home

    Painting the exterior of your home can make a big impact on its value. It can prolong the life of the exterior and protect your home fr...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  14. 14. 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...

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

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

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