How to Paint the Exterior of a House
HGTV.com walks you through the steps of painting the exterior of a house, from prep work through the finishing touches.
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Step 7: Finishing Touches
The last step is to paint the doors, fascia, molding, shutters and other decorative details. The best tools here are "a steady hand and a good brush," Richard says. You can save a little time by using 6-inch "hot dog" rollers to get the paint on quicker, particularly along the length of the fascia. But there are no short cuts to a professional finish — you have to put in the time to get the best results.
Depending on your climate, a superb paint job with top-of-the-line materials can hold up for as long as 10 years.
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