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Exterior painting may seem like a daunting task, but you can do it yourself with the right tools and techniques. Start off on the right foot with these articles.


Can I use interior paint for exterior surfaces?

Can I use interior paint for exterior surfaces?

If you love your interior paint, can you use it outside? Get the scoop on the different formulations of interior and exterior paints. See more »

10 Tricks for Painting Your Home's Exterior

10 Tricks for Painting Your Home's Exterior

Painting the outside of your house yourself can seem daunting, but you can save a lot of money. Learn how at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Tools You Need to Paint Your Home's Exterior

10 Tools You Need to Paint Your Home's Exterior

It takes more than a can of paint and a brush or roller to paint the outside of your house. Find out about the right tools at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How often should I repaint the exterior of my home?

How often should I repaint the exterior of my home?

You've heard everything from two years to 15 when it comes to repainting frequency, but what's the real deal? Find out how often you need to paint. See more »

10 Things Not to Do When Painting Your Home

10 Things Not to Do When Painting Your Home

Here are 10 things NOT to do when you have an endless house-painting job looming over you. Learn more about painting your house at HowStuffWorks.com. See more »

How to Paint Galvanized Metal

How to Paint Galvanized Metal

Do you know how to paint galvanized metal? Find out how to paint galvanized metal in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Painting Exterior Trim

Painting Exterior Trim

Painting exterior trim is a slow process that consumes a considerable amount of time. Get tips on how to make the painting job go well here. See more »

Painting Siding

Painting Siding

Find tips on painting siding, including the best time of day to paint, in this helpful home improvement article. See more »

Painting Shutters

Painting Shutters

Painting shutters is best done with spray paint or a power sprayer. Since that's not always possible, learn how to use a brush for the job here. See more »