Finishing Up

Thankfully, every painting job eventually comes to an end. After all the effort of preparation and painting, though, there are still a couple of things left to do.

Exterior Paints

There's no rule cast in stone that defines an exterior paint. You could paint the outside of your house with paint designated 'Interior Paint'. But most outdoor formulas will have a number of attributes that make selecting exterior paint preferable.

Masking Tips

Whether the paint job is outside or in, masking is almost always needed at some stage. Unless the section to be painted is nowhere near a surface you don't want touched, this preparation step will be vital.


A primer is a paint or coating applied directly to a surface to serve as an undercoat for other paints. In principle, any paint could be used as primer, but specially prepared compounds typically do the job much better.