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We are excited to share that we have a post on The Home Depot Blog! Last month, we were asked to submit some paint ideas in three categories. We suggested a project that we've been wanting or rather needing to do, and that's the one they chose!
So what did they choose for us to complete in one of the rainiest, hottest months in Florida? Painting the outside of Steph's house, of course!
We were up for the challenge, but we didn't expect the biggest challenge of the project to be working around the weather! After accepting The Home Depot's offer and getting the color approved by Steph's homeowner's association, we then studied the long-term weather forecast to look for the optimal time to paint.
It turned out the next 2 1/2 days were going to be the best chance as rain was expected for 10 straight days after that! Long story short--we got it done!
The key to the success of this project was using the Wagner Flexio 970 paint sprayer. We were a little wary of using a sprayer since the two times we've used a sprayer were dismal failures. We didn't have high hopes for this experience--we were so wrong! It worked like a charm and made us realize how difficult it would have been to paint the stucco house without it.
We thought this photo was kind of funny once we really looked at it! Can you tell we used what we had on hand in terms of painter's tape? We bought the pre-taped painter's plastic and on the advice of a Home Depot associate, we purchased the exterior tape. We should have used that for ALL taping needs--it's that good. It has a little stretch so we were able to use it around this curved window.
Head over to The Home Depot blog to see all the details of the entire painting process--from prep to painting and a list of all the materials we used.
Take a look and let us know what you think! Any painting projects in your future?
We want to thank The Home Depot for sponsoring this post. THD provided us with product and compensation. The opinions we have shared about the products are our own and not those of The Home Depot or any of its agents or representatives.
FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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