What to know before painting the exterior of your home

What to know before painting the exterior of your home

"I have tracked the longevity of all of my different paint jobs with different applications and different products, and what I have found is that the brush and roll application will give you your longest lasting paint job." - Todd Cartmel, The Painting Edge

When it comes to exterior painting, there's a lot more to think about than just the color you're going to choose. What type of paint is best for your home's exterior? What method should you use to apply the paint? If you're going DIY, what safety measures do you need to take?

On the latest episode of Chat with the Experts, we look to Todd Cartmel of The Painting Edge in Indianapolis for his expertise on the subject.

During our conversation, Cartmel breaks down different paint application methods, explains the importance of taking lead paint removal seriously and shares helpful tips for navigating your ladder without taking a nasty spill.

You can download the podcast here.


Additional Resources:

Angie's List guide to exterior painting

How to pick a paint that fits your personality

5 tips to safely use a ladder while painting

About this Experts Contributor: Todd Cartmel is the owner of The Painting Edge, providing painting services in Indianapolis. Since 1995, The Painting Edge has specialized in interior and exterior painting, epoxy garage floor coating, wallpaper removal, deck maintenance and much more. They are a recipient of the 2013 Angie's List Super Service Award.

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