If you are planning an exterior paint job, these 6 tips will help make it last longer. In the long run good paint preparation techniques add years to an exterior paint job—including cleaning, scraping, filling, caulking and priming. You save time and money. Learn these tips at www.familyhandyma...

Painting Preparation: Making Paint Last, Prepare the Surface

If you are planning an exterior paint job, these 6 tips will help make it last longer. In the long run good paint preparation techniques add years to an exterior paint job—including cleaning, scraping, filling, caulking and priming. You save time and money. Learn these tips at www.familyhandyma...

I found these colors with ColorSnap® Visualizer for iPhone by Sherwin-Williams: Illusive Green (SW 9164), Rosemary (SW 6187), Rushing River (SW 7746), Shade-Grown (SW 6188), Mountain Road (SW 7743).

I found these colors with ColorSnap® Visualizer for iPhone by Sherwin-Williams: Illusive Green (SW 9164), Rosemary (SW 6187), Rushing River (SW 7746), Shade-Grown (SW 6188), Mountain Road (SW 7743).

According to the builder, Mike Schaap Builders, this is an asphalt roof by Certaineed from their Landmark series. The color is weathered wood.

According to the builder, Mike Schaap Builders, this is an asphalt roof by Certaineed from their Landmark series. The color is weathered wood.

Tip 10: Paint Doesn't Stick to Rotten Siding  If paint is peeling and you've failed to maintain it over the years, check and see whether there's rot in the wood. If there is, use a wood petrifier; scrape away the bad wood and pour in the petrifier, it will make the wood extremely hard. Then fill the rotted gaps with proxy adhesive or resin.

Tips and Tricks for Painting a Home's Exterior

Tip 10: Paint Doesn't Stick to Rotten Siding If paint is peeling and you've failed to maintain it over the years, check and see whether there's rot in the wood. If there is, use a wood petrifier; scrape away the bad wood and pour in the petrifier, it will make the wood extremely hard. Then fill the rotted gaps with proxy adhesive or resin.

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