Exterior Painting & Staining

Paint cans sitting on table with and without plastic bag under lid.

Paint Can Cleaning and Sealing Tips

Check out these helpful tips to make cans of paint easier to open, and the paint inside last longer and stay fresher. Watch this video to find out more.

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Painting white trim around a door with a paintbrush.

Choosing a Roller, Sprayer, or Brush for Painting Projects

Watch this video for tips on the whether to use a roller, sprayer or paintbrush on painting projects around your home ranging from walls and ceilings to cabinets and trim.

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Paintbrush soaking in coffee can.

Paintbrush Coffee Can Cleaning Tip

Coffee cans are great for soaking a paintbrush in solvent before cleaning, but it’s important to suspend the brush off the bottom to keep from warping the bristles. Watch this video to find out how.

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Danny Lipford priming wall paneling with a paint roller.

When and How to Prime When Painting

Watch this video for tips on when you need to prime surfaces before painting and what type of primer you need to use.

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Wood porch with white railings, gray flooring, plumb steps, and yellow-green siding.

Wood Porch Repair and Painting Project

Watch this video to find out how we removed and replaced rotten wood porch flooring and repaired the siding on a historic home to prepare it for painting.

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Rubbing a cotton swab on peeling paint on a windowsill.

How to Determine if Your House Has Lead Paint

Lead paint can pose a serious health risk in older homes if disturbed. Watch this video for tips on how to tell if your house contains lead paint and what to do about it if it does.

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Concrete patio after cleaning, staining, and sealing.

Cleaning and Staining a Concrete Patio or Porch

Watch this video for tips on how to improve the look of a concrete patio by cleaning the surface with an etcher/degreaser, staining it using a concrete stain, and sealing the concrete to protect it from wear.

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Concrete porch floor after cleaning, scoring, and staining.

Improving the Look of a Concrete Porch Floor

Watch this video for tips on how to dress up a bland concrete porch floor by painting, staining, or scoring grooved lines in the surface.

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