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Spraying and rolling are efficient ways to get paint onto an exterior surface, but they aren’t the best way to work the paint into porous siding and they can leave excessive amounts of paints in corners and other recesses. To ensure penetration and achieve an even film thickness you have to back-brush. In this short video painter, writer, and long-time Fine Homebuilding contributor Jon Tobey explains the need and his technique for back-brushing exterior paint.
See the related article, There's No Escaping the Scraping.
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For each hour spent masking, you'll save eight hours of brushing and get a superior paint jobby Jon Tobey
Whether you're remodeling an older home or just living in one, the paint must be treated with respect, especially if young children are involvedby Tom O'Brien
More durable and versatile than ever, water-based exterior house paints are pushing oil to the brink of extinctionby Zachary Gaulkin
by Don Mathis
Most stains are engineered to color and protect wood in a single coat and are available in oil-based, water-based, and water-based epoxy-fortified mixturesby Matthew Teague
Build Like a Pro: Painting and FinishingA practical painting and finishing guide for the homeowner
The Barefoot HomeDressed-Down Design for Casual Living
Outside the Not So Big HouseExpand your home to include outdoor spaces.
Window Treatments Idea BookUpdate the look of your home’s windows with hundreds of fresh ideas.
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Get Your House Right
This book details of big-picture decisions about roof massing, symmetry, column sizing, and window arrangements
Huber Engineered Woods -
This Huber seam- and penetration-sealing liquid flashing is used for sealing difficult joints, penetrations, and openings
15309 Compact Air Compressor
At 25 lbs. Craftsman's 15309 compressor is fairly light, and easy to carry with its built-in handle
VSP0000201 Compact Air Compressor
For those wanting an inexpensive deal, the Powermate comes with a dual purpose nailer/stapler, air hose, and accessory kit
Industrial Air -
CP1080224 Compact Air Compressor
The CP1080224 compressor from Insdustrial Air has Two built in hose outlets allow for multiple tools to be run at the same time without needing a splitter
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