Eight-Step Guide to Home Exterior Painting

home exterior paintingThere is no greater happiness than having a beautifully painted house. If you are someone who likes to do it all by yourself, here is an easy step-by-step guide to help you paint the exterior walls of the house.

Step 1: Pressure-Wash the Walls

Remove any speck of dirt from the walls by pressure-washing them. Wash the walls thoroughly from top to bottom for smooth painting experience.

Step 2: Repair Damages on Surface

Any damage to the wall should be repaired. Fill any wall hole by applying epoxy filler. Once filled, let it dry and gently sand with a medium-grit sanding block.

Step 3: Remove Loose Paint

As you prepare the wall for fresh paint, remove any loose or chipped paint with a medium-grit sanding block or paint scraper.

Step 4: Caulk Trim

Use a caulk gun to fill any gaps between and around the doors, windows, and walls.

Step 5: Primer

Use a primer to cover any wood knot or stain on the exterior walls of the house. Use a paintbrush for the smooth application of the primer. Note: if you are changing the color of the exterior walls from dark to light or light to dark, apply a coat of primer.

Step 6: Cover Windows, Doors, Light Sources, and Other Parts You Don’t Want Painted

As you are about to paint the walls, cover the windows and doors and lights to prevent paint stains falling on them. You can cover it with a plastic sheet and fasten the sheet with the painter’s tape.

Step 7: Start Painting the Wall

Now, the time is to apply a thick coat of paint with the help of a paint sprayer. Overlap the coating with an eight-inch stroke.

Step 8: Paint Trim and Doors

Apply two coats of exterior semi-gloss paint color to woodwork and doors with a paintbrush. Remove drop cloths and plastic sheets from doors, lighting fixtures, and windows.

Use a good quality paint that lasts long. It is essential to repair any damaged wall before painting. Loose paint should be removed, and walls should be cleaned thoroughly. This way, you can ensure amazing looking exterior walls.

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