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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. Lazy Joe Paint Wrapper (01:15)

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

  2. 2. 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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. 9. 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...

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

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

  11. 11. 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!

  12. 12. Masonry Paint (00:60)

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

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

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

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

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

  15. 15. Paint Prep Primer (02:01)

    Learn the basics for prepping the exterior of your home before you paint.

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