How To: Paint your house

Paint your house

This video describes how to prepare for and execute painting your home. To begin, you should power wash your house to remove any dirt, dust, cobwebs, etc. These would prevent the paint from setting properly, unless it was new wood. If it is new wood, you should put on a beige coat first. However you begin, you should let either method dry before moving to the next step. After it dries, you should apply a weatherproof and paint-over caulk to the cracks to keep out moisture and insects. After the caulk dries, cover anything you do not want to get paint on and check any nails for rust. If there is rust, spray them with primer so the paint will stick, and then you are ready to begin. You should use a latex base paint for longer lasting results. If it's natural wood finish, you should use an oil based stain. To apply the paint, you have the option of a sprayer or a wide pad. Either way you should make sure to go back over what you do to make sure you have an even coat. For any other questions, talk to your local paint supplier.

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