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How I Painted My House Exterior With Ease

House Exterior

Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Wagner and Behr. All opinions are my own.

So here it is: My biggest project for this house yet! Painting my house exterior has been rather difficult, but not because of the actual job of painting. We live in northern Arkansas, and this year the weather has been quite uncooperative. I have had to dodge rain for weeks, which has caused quite a delay in completing this project.

Thankfully, it’s coming to a close!

Aside from the weather, this project has been a dream thanks to the Wagner Control Pro 190 High Efficiency Airless sprayer, which was provided to me at no cost by the experts at Wagner. Once surface prep was completed, it took just minutes to paint an entire side of my house. That’s what I call high efficiency! Like all of my painting projects, I chose BEHR, who graciously supplied much of the paint that I needed to get the job done.

Read on to see the results.

Wagner House Exterior

Materials:

o BEHR Paint (Color codes YL-W11, HDC-MD-06, and M410-7)
o KILZ 2 LATEX
o FrogTape
o Plastic sheeting

Recommended Tools:

o Wagner Control Pro 190 High Efficiency Airless sprayer (Also sold at The Home Depot -affiliate link-, Lowes, and Walmart)
o Wagner PaintEATER (Also sold at The Home Depot -affiliate link-, Lowes, and Walmart -affiliate link-)



House Exterior

House Exterior Color Choices And Surface Prep

 
As you can see above, our house was a dark brown. That was the color when we bought the house, and right away we knew we were going to change the color. Last year, we painted our front door, window shutters, and bench yellow, which would eventually tie in to a different color for the house than the tan (Behr Khaki Shade) that we recently picked.

Because of the exterior color change, the yellow was changed to Behr Perennial Green. For the trim, we decided on Behr Nano White.

Before painting, it’s essential to prep the surface. Remove any old chipping paint and replace any rotten wood before covering the surface with your new paint. If you do need to remove any paint, do yourself a favor and get the Wagner PaintEATER!

This beast of a machine is tough on paint but gentle on surfaces. The high-performance, spun-fiber disc operates at 2,600 RPM to provide the proper combination of user control and abrasive performance due to the open-web disc design that minimizes paint and dust build up. Be sure to read and follow the user instructions listed in the included manual.

Check out this list of features:

– High-power 3.2 Amp motor provides powerful performance.
– 2,600 RPM provides the optimal combination of disc performance and user control.
– High-performance, spun-fiber 3M disc aggressively removes paint yet is gentle on surfaces.
– Operating the disc on its edge removes stubborn paint chips.
– Operating the disc flat will smooth and feather the paint edges for an ideal surface for repainting.
– Open-web disc design minimizes the loading-up of paint and dust.
– Flex-Disc system conforms to contours to provide consistent results on uneven surfaces.

You can see the PaintEATER in action by watching the short video below:

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After removing any old paint and replacing rotten wood, you’ll need to shield off any surfaces from unwanted over-spray with plastic sheeting and FrogTape.

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Preparing The House Exterior With Kilz Primer

 
I always, always use KILZ Primer for painting projects, and this one was no different. Applying Kilz was a pleasure this time thanks to the Wagner Control Pro 190 High Efficiency Airless sprayer!

The HEA system’s new tip technology decreases over-spray by up to 55 percent while delivering softer spray, improving control and providing a more-consistent finish. The durable and powerful .70 horsepower HEA pump can spray unthinned coatings with a rebuildable fluid section that maximizes sprayer life and is backed by the industry’s best and longest warranty.

As always, be sure to read, understand, and follow the instructions listed in the manual for proper use, cleaning, and storage of the sprayer.

Here’s a list of features:

– Max operating pressure: 1600 PSI
– Decreases overspray up to 55 percent compared to standard airless sprayers
– Softer spray improves control for a more-consistent finish
– Durable pump lasts up to 3x longer than competitive sprayers
– The easy-to-replace fluid section maximizes sprayer life
– Sureflo Pusher Valve ensures priming every time
– 50′ hose
– Industry’s best and longest two-year warranty

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Painting The House Exterior With Behr Premium Plus Ultra

 
Check out the slideshow above as I apply the Behr Khaki Shade paint to the house exterior and our front porch bench.

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Adding A Splash Of Green To Our House Exterior

 
As you can see in the slideshow above and the videos below, I transformed the last bit of yellow to Behr Perennial Green after painting the front door, garage door, and window shutters. I really love the precision of the Wagner FLEXiO 3000 Sprayer with the Detail Finish Nozzle, so I used that to paint the window shutters.

After painting the front door and reinstalling it, I installed a new Andersen 2500 Series Aluminum Storm Door (affiliate link). It really changes the look of the front entry and has some nice features, including a retractable screen that rolls up into the frame! It’s definitely a high quality product from Andersen. Note: I purchased the storm door and was not compensated to mention Andersen.

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There you have it! This project was a challenge in many ways, but the actual painting was a breeze thanks to Wagner.

Thank you too, Behr for also partnering with me on this project!


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Bryan
I am a husband and father of four wonderful kids. I love the outdoors, home projects, and doing fun things with my family! The DIY Daddy blog is DIY living from a dad perspective.
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