How To Paint Exterior Walls: Top Tips for Outdoor Painting

We recently moved into our newly built house and it’s now ready to be painted and decorated. We’d like to paint the outside walls first as the weather is perfect for such a job. We would really appreciate your help! – James & Patrick, Dublin
Thanks for your question guys! We would recommend leaving freshly coated surfaces to dry out fully for about 6 months before sealing it with any kind of paint. After this, we would recommend you take the following steps:

What You’ll Need

1. Materials:

  • Dulux Weathershield Smooth Exterior Masonry Paint
  • Coverage for materials = 16m2 / litre

2. Equipment:

  • 4” Harper & Green Masonry Brush
  • 1” Wooster Soft Tip Brush
  • 3 Harper & Green 12×12 Drop Covering Sheets
  • 1 Corona Tuff Pro 9” Sleeve
  • 1 Wooster 9” Roller Frame
  • 3 Deltec 1.5” Gold Masking Tape
  • 1 Harper & Green Blue Roller Bucket
  • 1 Harper & Green 2 Piece Yellow Extension Pole
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3. Preparation:

  1. Cover the ground with dust sheets and tape where it’s needed.
  2. Dust and clean all the surfaces for painting so that the surfaces are free of dirt, grease and other contaminants.
  3. Scrape down the walls so there are no uneven surfaces.

4. Application:

  1. Mix the paint thoroughly before painting.
  2. Apply a coat of Masonry paint and leave the paint to dry for approx. 8 hours.
  3. Apply a second coat of Masonry paint and again leave to dry for approx. 8 hours.
  4. A third coat may be needed depending on the surface.
  5. Always remove the masking tape after a few days as the tape glue might dry and damage the fittings and windows

Did you find our guide helpful? Maybe you have some questions? Sound off in the comment section below!

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2 Comments

  1. Wilma 16th May 2017 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    Great advice! Thanks guys

    • Orlaith @ Pat McDonnell Paints 24th May 2017 at 9:54 am - Reply

      Glad you enjoyed Wilma!

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