Painting Exterior Surfaces: Preparing Your Home's Exterior for a Beautiful Finish

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Tom Kraeutler
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I'm planning to paint the exterior of my home in the near future. I've never painted the outside of my home before, but am tackling the job because I can't afford to have the house painted professionally. Can you give me some exterior painting steps to follow? Here are some specifics about my project:

  • The outside of the home has a stucco surface
  • The last paint job was done approximately six years ago
  • There are a couple of cracks and scratches in the exterior surface
  • The back side of the house has a dark-colored growth (like mold)
  • The home's present color is white, and I'm thinking of painting it almond color with white trim
  • I want to use Benjamin Moore paint


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