How to Paint an Exterior Wall : Scraping the Eaves When Painting an Exterior Wall

How to Paint an Exterior Wall : Scraping the Eaves When Painting an Exterior Wall


Hi, I’m Grady Johnson and I’m a professional
painter and today I’m representing expertvillage.com. Okay, now we’re ready to scrape the eaves,
but before we do that we need to drop off the area and the reason for that is when you’re
scraping up high, those chips are going to fly all over the place, so be sure to drop
off enough area to be able to cover it. Okay and then setup your ladder so you can get
up to the work. I’m going to do that right now. Now, when you’re doing this you want
to just spread this thing out so that it covers some area there. It doesn’t have to be that
thickness so just work it, spread it on out. Okay, now we’ve got everything dropped off
and we’ve got our ladder up here and I got myself up in the air, let’s go ahead and start
scraping. Now, you can see we’re just getting the loose stuff off of here and then you want
to go up behind here, scrape the back part. I scraped it down good, may not need to do
more, put a primer on that. The trick to it, you want to just pull yourself up around here
and then just get behind it and scrape. Once you’ve got it all beat down, you want to use
your duster and just dust everything. Get all that loose stuff out of there, a lot of
times that’s where you can find in your problem areas. You’ll feel it’s a little rough right
there, just hit it again and then dust it out. Once you get one section done just work
your way on down all the way. Now, I’ve already done all that so I’m going to work my way
on down and this is how we scrape the eaves for painting.

3 thoughts on “How to Paint an Exterior Wall : Scraping the Eaves When Painting an Exterior Wall

  1. I'm not a professional painter but quite sure I could have done a better vid. You didn't even talk about the tools.

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