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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. Paint Prep Primer (02:01)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  6. 6. Masonry Paint (00:60)

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

  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. Sealing Paint Cans (01:31)

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

  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. Primer (01:55)

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

  12. 12. 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...

  13. 13. 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...

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

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

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

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

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