We are currently in the process of painting the exterior trim of our house. We haven’t done it since we moved in over 9 years ago and we were ready for a change. Plus the old paint was starting to peel and look tired. I picked the hottest week of the summer to do this project when the temps outside were in the 100’s. Apparently I like to torture myself. Anything above step number three terrifies me so there was that too. But I will say, if you use the right products, and follow all the steps (no cutting corners!) then it isn’t so bad. I have partnered with ScotchBlue to show you how to do it right :)
ScotchBlue Exterior Painter’s Tape, Sand paper, Wire brush, Exterior paint, Paintbrush
Note: Follow all ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape package instructions for proper surface cleaning and prep, adhesion and removal.
Use a wire brush to remove the peeling paint and any dirt.
Sand the trim smooth. If needed, use putty to fill in dents or cracks
Clean the window trim with a soapy rag and a garden hose.
After the trim has completely dried, tape around the trim with ScotchBlue Exterior tape. If you are having trouble applying the tape to concrete, I recommend using the Scotch® Masking Tape for Hard-to-Stick Surfaces.
Paint the trim in your desired color. We are going with a dark brown like the garage door and kitchen exterior door.
Once you are done paining, remove the tape by pulling it back on itself at a 45-degree angle.
I added a window box and I really like how it all came together. I need to build anther box for the other large front window. I have been waiting for the temperatures to dip below 95 since it was pretty brutal working outside in the 100’s.
And here is the before and after together! What do you think of the brown?
To see more projects, visit the ScotchBlue inspiration hub!
I have partnered with ScotchBlue again this year to bring you fun projects. I was compensated by ScotchBlue for my time but as always, my thoughts, project ideas, and opinions are 100% mine :)
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