Thursday, 21 March 2013

Painting Exterior Wood Siding

When it's time to spruce up your home or make a dramatic change such as painting the entire wood frame of the house you'll want to prepare yourself for a big job. Proper planning and preparation are essential to help you get through the entire process with ease. In this article the steps are broken down into manageable tasks to ensure you are prepared to take on a big paint job.

 Step 1 —Select Your Color Palette
 Step 2 —Choose a Paint Finish
 Step 3 —Planning 
 Step 4 —Repair
 Step 5 —Protect 
 Step 6 —Remove Old Paint and Prep Walls 
 Step 7 —Clear Away Debris 
 Step 8 —Clean and Dry Surfaces 
 Step 9 —Prime the Walls 
 Step 10 —Paint the Shutters, Trim and Doorway 
 Step 11 —Cut In 
 Step 12 —Paint the Walls 
 Step 13 —Clean and Be Green

To get the details for each step and many other helpful pointers on everything from factoring in the weather, safely using ladders, to different types of priming and using paint sprayers follow the link 

Note: If your home was built before 1978 be sure to test for lead paint as this will greatly change the way you can safely remove damaged paint when preparing the surface.

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