Exterior Finishes

JLC Field Guide: Exterior Finishes

The durability of any exterior finish, be it a paint, stain or clear finish, often comes down to how well drainable the cladding is and how well you prep the surface.

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Exterior Finishes Featured Articles

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Lead-Safe Paint Removal

Choosing the right tool can make a nasty job easier and safer. More

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Paintbrushes

Pro Tips for Choosing, Using, and Cleaning More

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The Importance Of High-Quality, Exterior Paint

Communicating the importance of a high-quality, exterior paint can be tricky... More

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Painting the Coastal Home

Exterior paint takes a beating from intense sun and salt spray, and the demands of More

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Mixing Materials for Exterior Trim

Using PVC and wood on the same door More

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Synthetic Stucco Without Failures

To avoid a lawsuit, build a drainable assembly. More

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Stain-Grade Finishing On Site

Use premium materials and a methodical approach to achieve a cabinet-grade finish. More

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Exterior Finishes Instruction

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Glossy vs. Flat

Which type should you choose in an exterior paint? More

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Refinishing a Hail-Damaged Home

While time consuming and costly, the surface restoration was still significantly... More

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The Best Way to Finish an Exterior Wooden Door

Exterior doors take a beating from both frequent use and the elements. Here's how to provide a lasting clear finish on an exterior door. More

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