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Spray Painting Equipment for Do-It-Yourselfers

If you're planning to paint large areas, you might want to consider using a sprayer. In the power arena, three types of sprayers are appropriate for do-it-yourselfers: the tank sprayer, the airless sprayer [more…]

How to Prepare Exterior Surfaces for Painting

Preparing the exterior of your house before you paint is usually the most important factor in determining the success of a painting job. Preparing to paint stucco is different than preparing to paint siding [more…]

How to Power-Wash Your Home's Exterior for Painting

Washing your house may seem like an insurmountable job, but an electric or gas-powered washer is one of the most useful and labor-saving machines homeowners can get their hands on. Plus, they're just plain [more…]

Cleaning Mildew and Chalk from Exterior Surfaces for Painting

Preparing your home's exterior before you paint is essential. Most of the time, cleaning is straightforward, but some circumstances, like mold and mildew and chalky residue, might require some special [more…]

Caulking and Patching Your Home's Exterior before Painting

Filling cracks and holes with caulk in your home's trim and siding before painting not only makes the paint job look better, but also makes the paint last longer. Cracks and holes in any surface collect [more…]

Priming Your Home's Exterior Before Painting

On most unpainted exterior surfaces, the standard procedure calls for a primer coat followed by two topcoats of paint. This procedure is also recommended for any painted surface that requires significant [more…]

How to Paint Your House's Exterior

Although siding is certainly the largest area to paint of you're painting your house, the work goes surprisingly fast, even if you're using a brush. And with a sprayer, you move so fast that you have to [more…]

How to Paint with a Sprayer

You can't just hook the sprayer up to the paint and start painting. Painting with a sprayer takes a little practice. Try perfecting your technique on cardboard. After you're sure you can provide nice even [more…]

How to Patch Chipped Wood before Painting

Before you paint your woodwork, you need to prepare it. If the wood is chipped, gouged, or otherwise damaged, and you plan to paint, you can make an easy, invisible repair by using a two-part polyester [more…]

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