Published on March 2nd, 2013 | by Grant Barnard1
How To Paint The Exterior Of Your Home DIY
Painting the exterior of your home can appear very difficult at first. However if you know the proper steps to painting the exterior of your home, it seems very easy and feasible to DIY. For safety reasons, we must always suggest a professional exterior painting contractor.
Easy Steps To Doing Your Own Exterior Painting
Prep The Exterior
Obviously the first step to painting the exterior of your home is to properly Prep The Exterior. Please read our article on this to be sure that this step is done properly.
Choose the Proper Exterior Paint
The proper paint system is crucial. You may decide to use a primer if your home is in dire need for repair or you simply would like a longer lasting paint job. Spot priming areas can also be sufficient if you are using a high quality paint. Usually it is best to use the primer from the same line of paint, however, a special primer may be needed. Refer to our Choosing Primers for special situation. We always use PPG Acri Shield for exteriors.
Picking Exterior Colors
Having the best color scheme can make a huge difference in your exterior paint. Spending all the time in the world to make sure that you have the proper amount of paint in the proper places wont make you happy with the finished product if you don’t like the color. Choosing Exterior Paint Colors
Exterior House Painting Methods
There are two choices for methods to exterior painting. You can brush and roll or spray. Most homeowners will find it both difficult to operate a sprayer and expensive to rent. Even with spraying the exterior of your home is usually best to back roll. Read Brush and Roll OR Spray for further advice.
Start With Painting The Difficult Areas First
Starting with the hardest areas helps to finish a large project without letting it get you down. This can include the highest areas of gable peaks or problem areas that need more attention.
Painting The Exterior Of A Very Large Home
Painting a very large home can be extremely daunting for a DIY’er. We suggest to break the home into smaller sides. This can be helpful because you can concentrate on the hardest hit areas of a home first. This also makes it less likely for you to leave your home in a disarray of unfinished work.
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