I did it! – I painted the exterior of my house

***I received a HomeRight product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% mine.***

homerightcollagemainSince purchasing my home in 2014, I have worked hard on many projects. The most time-consuming project by far was refinishing the hardwood floors by myself. Talking about sweat equity! There was more than just sweat involved. How about sweat-blood-bruises equity? Anyway, even though the work was hard, I was very happy with the outcome. I also saved thousands of dollars.

Three months ago, I decided to give the exterior a face lift. The old paint was chipping and I never cared for the yellowish/beige exterior paint the house came with. As with all my projects, I researched the heck out of exterior painting. It’s a big job, to say the least, but someone’s gotta do it. Prep work – which includes pressure washing, scraping off old paint, caulking, priming – is sooo long, but it needs to get done or your paint job is a big waste of time and money.benregal7

I was so happy when HomeRight graciously sent over their Titanium Heavy Duty Paint Sprayer to help me speed up my painting process. And boy, did it help!homeright3I wasn’t able to use the sprayer for the trim, but it worked like magic on my aluminum siding. I had never used a paint sprayer before this project but I had no issue using this one. What I love about the HomeRight Titanium Sprayer is the easy set up. You just take it out of the box and you are ready to go in just minutes.homerightcollage1

Step 1: Put a few drops of oil in the two spots on the underside of the unit.

Step 2: Fill the cup with paint or stain. I thinned my paint a little.

Step 3: Attach the cup with paint back on.

Step 4: Twist the dial on the back of the unit to adjust the amount of paint you want to come out. I went sort of in the middle since I didn’t want paint on my brick.

Step 5: Plug the unit in and practice on a piece of cardboard.homerightcollage2Now you are ready to go.

hoemright14homerightcollagehoemright7homeright30It took about 30 minutes to spray the side of the house. It would have taken me hours to do the same job using a paintbrush.

Here’s the house before the paint job.NewHouse2

After:ExteriorPaintI also painted the shutters and the front door.



After:house paint

homeright5FabRugFinal4 I wish I would have had the paint sprayer when I stained my deck. deck9I spent hours on my knees applying the stain. Never again!

Painting the exterior of a house sounds intimidating to most people – but it’s doable – with patience, hard work, and the right tools.  You will save thousands of dollars, and more so, the pride you feel after accomplishing such a huge task, is priceless.

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21 thoughts on “I did it! – I painted the exterior of my house

  1. Wow! That really looks sharp!!! I can’t beieve you did that all by yourself! What a woman! You should be proud of yourself…especially with the heat on top of everything else. I’m impressed.

    1. Yes, it was a ton of hard work, but well worth it. I’m glad it’s done, though. Thank you for stopping by.:)

    1. Thank you, Linda. It was a lot of work but so well worth it. It’s amazing how much you can learn by doing things yourself.

    1. Aww thanks! Yes, I do crazy things like that. I think I spent a total of two weeks on everything (cleaning, prepping, painting). It was a ton of work but so worth it. Thanks for reading!

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