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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Low VOC Paint

Environmentally friendly products are hot these days, and virtually every paint manufacturer now carries a line of low VOC paints. How do low VOC paints impact the environment and your health? Are they really as “green” ...
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No VOC Paint

Low VOC paints are almost the industry standard today, but many manufacturers are going a step further, creating no VOC paints that are even safer. No VOC is actually a misnomer, because it is virtually impossible to produce a ...
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How to Paint T1-11 Siding

T1-11 is variety of wooden panel siding made of plywood. Each piece of T1-11 siding is routed, so that once installed, it looks like vertical strips of wood. This siding is a very common exterior shed or outbuilding material, ...
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Painting a Steel Door

Often there is some confusion about painting a steel door. Many homeowners have heard about the problems associated with painting pre-primed steel doors. Some of these problems are excessive peeling of the paint on the door ...
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Painting Doors

Learn how to paint interior doors for a new fresh look. The door is a main focal point of any space and painting doors can have a dramatic effect on the overall look of a room’s decor. Many doors see a lot of use and often ...
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Painting Exterior Brick

In most circumstances painting exterior brick is very basic and straight forward. These are the steps I take to paint exterior brick, whether it is unpainted or previously painted. Following these steps will make sure your ...
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Painting exterior old particle board.

By Herb Ahu (Challis, Idaho)
I recently got the bid on a job painting the exterior of an old garage made of particle board. I prepped the exterior and huge flakes of the old board came off. My biggest mistake was to roll that exterior ...
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Painting Garage Doors with a Paint Sprayer

By B & A Dallas Painters (Dallas, TX)
This video gives a good demonstration of how to paint typical metal garage doors with an airless paint sprayer. This method is preferred for an even good looking finish. Also provides masking details and ...
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Painting: It’s a Bargain

By Courtney and Wise (Sydney, Australia)
In an economic downturn, it’s harder to decide what investments will be the wisest. You may be putting off having your home painted till things seem more settled. In fact, painting can be your best investment. With ...
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Painting Metal

By Stefano
Painting Metal Surfaces to Last Anyone who has had need to paint metal surfaces or who is a professional with working with metals, painting and such knows fully well that painting metal is way different from painting ordinary ...
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Pros and Cons of Painting Exterior Brick

By Chris Ross
Painting exterior brick can be a great way to enhance the curb appeal of your home. From increasing its resale value to offering more design options, painting brick offers several advantages. However, ...
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Residential Painting: Exterior

By Chuck
Residential Painting Exterior Are you thinking about painting the outside of a residential property? Well, there are some things to take note of. A lot of work can go into painting the outside of a residential home. ...
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