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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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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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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Paint Rolling a Steel Door

Another painting method for steel doors is using a roller and rolling a steel door will produce a beautiful even finish. Painting a steel door with a roller will produce a fine even stipple that is more pleasing than brush ...
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Roof Coating – Waterproofing Your Roof

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Extreme weather is bound to cause some damage to your roof, therefore it can be challenging when you are keeping your roof from leakages. There are several ways to build a roof to keep water from entering your ...
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Seven Tips for Ladder Safety

Do-it-yourself homeowners are notorious for home improvement mishaps. From hammered fingers to bruised shins, there is no end to the ways that home owners can find to injure themselves while remodeling their homes. ...
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Exterior Spray Painting

Most professionals and homeowners select spray painting to save time and their backs. Paint spraying can apply a lot of primer or paint very fast saving days of manual labor, but this method has some limitations. The main ...
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Paint Spraying a Steel Door

For the best possible results paint spraying a steel door is the way to go. Painting a steel door with a paint sprayer can produce the smoothest possible finish as long as a few simple guide lines are followed. Before ...
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Staining a Fiberglass Door

Embossed fiberglass is a low maintenance substitute to the standard wood door. Plus, staining a fiberglass door can be easier than working with wood. The main difference between wood and fiberglass is the type of stain ...
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Straight Clean Lines Between Two Colors

By Mike Miller (www.Paintyourhouseandsave.com)
Clean Straight Lines: How to get crisp lines between two colors. We’ve all seen the commercials: the lady pulls away the blue tape to reveal the sharpest line between to colors you could possibly imagine. ...
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Painting Stucco

The most lasting and cost effective way to change the color of stucco is with paint. With your full attention on the details, from surface preparation to applying a high quality finish paint, the new look and color of your exterior stucco ...
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Sustainability; Paint and Exterior Use

By Matt Smith
Painting the exterior walls of your house is a task that requires some thought, preparation and work. First of all, you want your house to look appealing and beautiful, reflecting your own style and way of ...
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