Exterior Painting Pointers

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Painting Eaves and Overhangs

Painting eaves and overhangs can be the most difficult outside painting project there is.

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How Long Does Exterior Latex Paint Need to Dry Before Rain?

The exact time will depend on environmental factors.

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14 Professional Exterior Painting Tips

14 ways to get a professional finish without the pro cost.

How to Paint an Exterior Staircase

Freshen up your staircase with a lot of prep and a bit of paint.

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How Long Does Paint Need to Dry?

Each paint type requires a different application, clean-up, and drying time.

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How To Paint Your Barn

Painting a barn can help prevent decay and weathering.

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Don't Paint Outside in the Fall

Fall weather is not a good fit for the best results.

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How to Calculate the Cost of Painting Your Home's Exterior

Gather your data and set your budget.

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To Paint or Not to Paint Your Siding

Painting siding can be tricky. Is it better to just replace it?

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How to Paint a Trellis

A trellis is a lattice of thin slats of wood set in a diamond or square pattern.

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How to Paint a Screen

Screen doors serve a valuable purpose in the home.

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How to Paint Lattice: 6 Tips

Wooden lattice makes a beautiful edging around a patio, but painting the slats can be a time-consuming.

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How to Paint Exterior Brick

From pressure washing, to sealing and painting.

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How to Paint Wood Fascia Boards

Fascia boards are the thin wooden boards that run along the roof of a building under the guttering.

Paint a Concrete Block Wall in 5 Steps

Spruce up an old concrete block wall in five easy steps!

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Painting Aluminum Fascia: 5 Tips

Unlike wood or shingled surfaces, aluminum fascia is prone to oxidation. Painting is the easiest way to enhance the fascia’s aesthetics, and protect it from the elements of weather. Use the following tips to paint your aluminum fascia for best results: 1. Buy the Right Paint You should buy aluminum-specific

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How to Paint Wood Soffit Boards

Painting wood soffit boards is a process that must be undertaken to prevent moisture damage and rotting. The boards are installed to connect the siding to the roofing. As long as they are painted properly, you will not need to worry about repairing damage caused by moisture and other external factors.

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Benefits of Painting Your Home By Hand

Why not hire a contractor or use a paint sprayer?

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Answers to Exterior Painting Questions

Q. When re-painting wood siding on a mobile home, is it recommended to sand right down to the original

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How to Remove Exterior House Paint Bubbles

You will need to apply a water repellent sealer. This guide will teach you how to remove paint bubbles from the exterior of your home yourself.

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Plan Your Exterior Painting Project

It's one of the most common home improvement jobs.

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Paint a Concrete Deck in 5 Steps

Your new concrete deck will quickly dull to a drab gray.

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7 Different Types of House Paint Explained

Learn about various types of paints and you can choose the right one for your project.

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Tips for Painting with Crusher Dust

Whenever you are painting with marble dust, you will find that there are a few things that you should

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Choosing Quality Paint

Simplistically, premium quality paint saves you work and money. If you only need to paint your house