Diy house exterior ideas

Fill any gaps between home and trim around doors and windows using exterior caulk and caulk gun.

Diy home exterior ideas

If home has mixed materials such as siding and brick, add caulk along surface where diverse materials meet.

Step 2: Repair Damaged Surfaces

Walk around entire perimeter of home taking note of damaged surfaces such as: wood, masonry, metal, siding or stucco. Apply epoxy filler to cracks or holes using spackle knife.

Diy home exterior ideas

Once dry, lightly sand using medium-grit sanding block.

Step 6: Protect Doors, Windows and Lights

Cover doors, windows and lighting fixtures using plastic sheeting and painter’s tape.

Step 1: Pressure-Wash Walls

To ensure best coverage, remove dirt and dust buildup from home using a pressure washer. TIP: Work your way from top to bottom of home in a smooth, controlled manner, overlapping each stroke by 8 inches.

Step 3: Remove Loose Paint

Once exterior is dry, stroll around perimeter of home taking note of any loose or chipped paint.

Put drop cloths along ground, then remove chipped and loose paint using paint scraper or medium-grit sanding block.

Step 5: Prime Stains

Examine exterior for any stains or visible wood knots.

Diy home exterior ideas

Apply one jacket of stain-blocking primer to area using paintbrush.