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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Temperature & Humidity vs. Paint

By Raider Painting
If you have an outdoor painting project on your to-do list, you might be watching the weather report to determine the ideal day to get it done. Yet if all you’re watching for is a day without rain, you’re not ...
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Using an Airless Sprayer

Spraying paint is a great way to save time, but using an airless sprayer can also be dangerous or waste paint if used incorrectly. Most painting contractors use an airless paint sprayer that can spray an average house in ...
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Using an Airless Sprayer

Spraying paint is a great way to save time, but using an airless sprayer can also be dangerous or waste paint if used incorrectly. Most painting contractors use an airless paint sprayer that can spray an average house ...
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Wedding Time

By anonymous.
Our son is about to be married AND he surprised us by asking us if the wedding could be at our farm. Yes was the answer, of course, but we knew that many things would have to be done to make our place presentable. One of those things ...
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What is GREEN Painting?

By MJ Butler - E-Z Painting Inc. (Chicago, IL & New York, NY)
GREEN Painting is a painting specialty that uses eco-friendly paints that have very little negative impact on our environment. Green Painting refers not to the color, but to the paint that contains little or no harmful ...
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What to Wear While Painting

So, you are ready to paint your walls. You have chosen the perfect color and you cannot wait to begin. Before you rush to open the paint can and start painting the walls, take a moment to prepare yourself. It is not ...
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What’s in Your Paint, and Why You Should Care

By Courtney and Wise (Sydney, Australia)
House paint is made up of three main things: pigment (that’s the colour), a binder to keep the colour all together and make it stick to your walls, and a solvent, which keeps the paint liquid. The ...
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When Painting Watch The Temperture

(Lansing, Michigan, United Staes)
Just to let you know, when doing exterior painting, don’t do it in cold weather. The paint will dry slower. Instead do it when it is early and you have daylight. Or you can do it when it is windy ...
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Why Use Low or No VOC Paints

By Brando Giron, Eco G Painters (San Diego, CA, USA)
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are, essentially, fumes. They can be as pleasing and benign as the scent of a pine tree or as toxic as benzene. When it comes to painting, we’re talking about VOCs on the latter ...
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Exterior Window Painting

In order to stand up to the steady abuse from being used and the weather, window painting will require attention to many details and a bit of patience. The details are preparation and repair, choosing a good paint and ...
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