Paints and Finishes, Part I: Painting Exteriors

MOTHER's Handbook part I of the paints and finishes series, painting exteriors. Includes tips and information on painting the exterior of your home.



Diagram 2b exterior painting
Diagram 2: A good brush (b).
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Diagram 1 exterior painting
Diagram 1: Ship scraper.
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Believe it or not, a good many people don't really know when their house needs a paint job.
ILLUSTRATION: JOAN LANDIS
Diagram 2a exterior painting
Diagram 2: A good brush (a).
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Diagram 4 exterior painting
Diagram 4: Using a pressure washer.
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Diagram 3a exterior painting
Diagram 3: Ladder safety (a).
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Diagram 3b exterior painting
Diagram 3: Ladder safety (b).
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Diagram 5 exterior painting
Diagram 5: Scraping trim with a heat gun.
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Diagram 10 exterior painting
Diagram 10: A corner roller at work.
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Diagram 8 exterior painting
Diagram 8: Patching concrete before painting.
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Diagram 9 exterior painting
Diagram 9: Coverage calculation.
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Diagram 6 exterior painting
Diagram 6: Nailing loose siding.
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Diagram 7 exterior painting
Diagram 7: Caulking the gaps.
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Diagram 11 exterior painting
Diagram 11: A properly loaded brush.
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Diagram 13 exterior painting
Diagram 13: Storing a brush, fold and tape.
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Diagram 12 exterior painting
Diagram 12: Feathering fresh paint.
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