vIn order to paint the outside of your house there's a lot of preparation that is necessary to do so. The materials that you might need When painting the outside of your house are an exterior flat or eggshell paint, grit, sanding block are caulk, a caulk gun, plastic sheeting, drop cloth, a ladder, paint brush, blocking primer, a pressure washer, and a few other things.
The first step in washing the outside of your home is to pressure wash your walls this is an order to remove any dirt, buildup, or residue that may be clinging to your walls. A good tip you can use when pressure washing your walls is to start at the top and go from left to right until you get to the bottom of the wall. Be sure to overlap each stroke by at least 8 in to ensure proper coverage and cleaning.
The next step after power washing the outside of your home is to repair any damaged surfaces that you might notice. Look for things surrounding your masonry, metal, or your stucco to apply epoxy or a spackle knife in order to fill in any cracks crevices or creases that may be seen. After finishing applying the epoxy or spackling use a medium grit sanding block in order to get the surface smooth for painting preparation.
The next step in the process of getting the exterior of your home painted is to remove any loose paint. To keep the job more simple be sure to place any drop cloths around places where the loose paint will be scraped to for easier cleanup. Then you can remove any paint with a scraper or a medium grit sanding block.
Step 4 consists of applying caulk to the trim of your house to keep it properly sealed. Make sure to fill any gaps you can around does and where materials of mixed variety meet.
Step 5 includes priming any spots that are off such as knots or stains. Apply a coat of stain blocking primer to smooth out the surface and prepare it for final painting.
The next step in the process is to make sure you protect a variety of surfaces from paint such as your doors, windows, and lights. You'll want to cover this with a combination of painter's tape and plastic sheeting.
Now that we're at step 7 you're ready to paint your exterior the moment you've been waiting for. For this step you will want to take your flat exterior paint and use a paint sprayer in order to coat the walls with paint. Similarly to power washing you are you going to want to work your way from the top of the wall to the bottom from left to right. Depending on what color you're trying to make apply one or two coats of paint for the desired color.
The final step in painting is to concentrate on your trim and doors. Of course you want to initially remove the plastic sheeting from doors and windows and lighting fixtures to paint them. Use a paintbrush in order to apply two coats of paint of semi gloss variety. You should have a masterfully painted exterior. HGTV has a lot more painting tricks and tips to help you out. This article gleaned info from "How to Properly Paint Your Home's Exterior" by Brian Patrick Flynn.