Last Updated on October 29, 2020 by Bryan Fiveash
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So here it is: My biggest project for this house yet! Painting my house exterior was rather difficult, but not because of the actual job of painting.
We live in northern Arkansas, and the weather was quite uncooperative. I had to dodge rain for weeks, which caused quite a delay in completing this project.
Aside from the weather, this project was 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.
Tools and Supplies
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 that we recently picked.
Because of the exterior color change, the yellow was changed to green. For the trim, we decided on 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.
Wagner PaintEATER Overview
- 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.
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.
Preparing The House Exterior With Kilz Primer
I always, always use KILZ 2 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!
Wagner Control Pro 190
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.
Wagner Control Pro 190 Overview
- 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
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.
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, so I used that to paint the window shutters.
After painting the front door and reinstalling it, I installed a new Andersen Aluminum Storm Door. 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.
Bryan is a husband of 17 years and a father of four. He worked in various construction trades in his younger years and more recently was a General Manager for a hand-forged iron furniture store and restaurant.
For several years he has worked full time on this blog and has partnered with various brands including The Home Depot, QUIKRETE, Ryobi, Sinkology, Rust-Oleum, Wagner, BEHR, Disney, Best Buy, and many more.