How to Paint an Exterior Wall : Boxing the Paint When Painting an Exterior Wall

How to Paint an Exterior Wall : Boxing the Paint When Painting an Exterior Wall


Hi! My name is Grady Johnson. I am a professional
painter and today I am representing expertvillage.com. Well the sun is going down. No more need for
the sunglasses and now it is still time to paint my wall. I want to get that done before
I loose my light but first I do need to box my paint. Boxing paint is very very important.
When you have a color that you are working with on a wall, you need to box the paint
together so that the colors match. Even if you go to the store and match that color,
it will never be exactly the same. So you want to blend the paints together and the
way that we do it on the job site is boxing. So the first thing you want to do is set yourself
up by getting your cans in an area that you can pour. You need your 5 gallon bucket and
your cut pot. So what I do generally is I start with the one that has already been opened
and pop it open once again using my 5-in-one tool or the putty knife. I go ahead and pop
up the can. Now this can get extremely messy if you are not careful so watch how I do this
so that you are careful with the way you move the paint. Paint can be easy if you know how
to move it and if you move it the wrong way, it can be a mess. Just set your bucket up
and go ahead and get some arc on in and go ahead pour it in there. You can see all the
streaks and everything in it. That is what we are going to work out by throwing the paint
back and forth between the cans. So we get the other can and we are going to do the same
thing again. Get these tops out of the way that is very important. You don’t want to
step on those. This is the new can so it is not going to be nearly as chunky. So you want
to lift off the excess and it all goes in there and just set those down. Now you are
going to grab your 5 and go ahead and pour those back into the gallon buckets. Be sure
you hit that hole because you are going to have a real mess. Now those chunks in there
will settle at the bottom. If they are real bad, you might need to strain them. You can
pick up a strainer at the paint store or I just use an old panty hose. That works too.
Get that flip on it. Even though we really want to get some punch into it so I am mixing
it up good. Now one more ought to do it. All right and we are just going to leave it in
here until we are ready to get going. This is the last one. We want to get most of it
out of here. We are going to clean up our cans a little, pour it up into our cut pot
and that is how you box paint on the job site.

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