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.

Share your ideas and be listed on this site.

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 ...
See Details

Spray Painting Vs. Paint Rolling

By Kristin Herman
So, which is better: Spray painting or paint rolling? While this may be one of the topics that might spring up in home improvement projects, the debate is still there – Which is better? Nonetheless, both painting ...
See Details

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 ...
See Details

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 ...
See Details

Straight Clean Lines Between Two Colors

By Mike Miller (
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. ...
See Details

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 ...
See Details

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 ...
See Details

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 ...
See Details

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 ...
See Details

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 ...
See Details

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 ...
See Details

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 ...
See Details

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 ...
See Details

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 ...
See Details

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 ...
See Details

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 ...
See Details
If you have an article that you would like to publish, then you may submit an article and it will be listed on this site.