To prepare the exterior of your home for painting:

  • Replace and prime any rotten wood.
  • Scraping or sanding the surface to remove any loose or peeling paint.
  • Clean the surface thoroughly, removing any mildew or mold.
  • Repair any imperfections, and caulk any cracks to prevent water damage.
  • Remove rust from metal trim, and apply a coat of rust preventative primer.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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