Painting Preparation: Making Paint Last, Prepare the Surface

Prep tips and techniques for wood siding and trim

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Paint scraper
  • Putty knife
  • Orbital sander
  • Paintbrush
  • Caulk gun
  • Putty knife, stiff
  • Paint scraper

Carbide blade and a power washer (rental).

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