Professional Exterior Painting Information

From a professional painter’s point of view, exterior painting is the most important home maintenance project that can be done. Often the paint and caulking is all that is stopping damage from the weather and water.

You don’t have to be a professional painter to recognize that the condition of the exterior paint is one of the most important factors for maintaining a home’s value. When paint and caulk begins to wear out, it stops protecting your home from the damaging effects of water and sun. Neglected flaking paint can lead to thousands in siding replacement costs.

Preparing to paint the exterior of your home is the most important step. Yet, there is more to painting the exterior of your home than preparation.

Spraying exterior paint on a home.

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Back Rolling: Your secret weapon

By Mike Miller (
One of the most effective and lesser-known tricks that the professional painter uses is called back rolling. Back rolling is the act of using a roller to spread paint across a ...
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Cleaning an Airless Sprayer

Cleaning an airless sprayer seems straight forward, but there some important things to think about. Some materials are difficult to clean out, requiring the use of water and a ...
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Elastomeric – A Nightmare

By David Jacobs (Los Angeles, CA)
We built our house in 1984. Three or four years later we repainted the exterior using an elastomeric paint. It has been a nightmare — bubbling, bucking, streaking, peeling ...
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Exterior Paint Spraying

By anonymous.
For the do it yourselfer desiring professional results. How to spray finish paint on the exterior surface of your house. Includes tips for spraying and how to get started. *After ...
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Exterior Painting, How I did it.

By Megan
Exterior painting can sometimes be a chore. But sometimes it can be a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon. I know, because when I was a young teen I had the pleasure of being ...
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Exterior Painting in Washington State

By Bryan Comeaux of Master Piece Painting Company (Washington State, Puget Sound Area)
1) Pressure wash with bleach and midewicide like Joe Max; Pressure wash with plain water. Apply cleaner in shade, let sit. Rinse off cleaner. Pressure wash each board. Carefully ...
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