Rachel from Craving Some Creativity recently gave her parent’s home a total makeover by staining the whole house with the Wagner Control Pro 130. Learn the best techniques for staining a wood exterior home that will save you immense time and effort.
STEP 1: CLEAN THE EXTERIOR
Houses are exposed to the elements and need to be cleaned similar to decks when preparing for stain. After repairing any exterior wood that shows signs of rot, use an all-purpose deck cleaner to remove algae, dirt, and debris.
You can use a pressure washer to remove any loose debris and peeling stain. If using a similar brand and color of stain as before, complete removal of the previous stain is not necessary.
STEP 2: MASK OFF AREAS YOU DON’T WANT STAINED
Sprayers today are very controlled. If you are careful, you only need to mask off about a foot from where you spray to prevent overspray. Mask off any stucco, brickwork, windows, gutters, etc.
STEP 3: EQUIPTMENT SETUP
Make sure to mix the stain well. Stain tends to fall out of suspension rather quickly. Follow manufactures instructions on blending and mixing stain.
For this project, we used the Wagner Control Pro 130. Assemble according to manufacturer’s instructions.
TIPS FOR STAINING OR PAINTING A HOUSE:
- If you have any areas that are too high or difficult to reach with a ladder, you can rent a boom lift from rental stores or most large home improvement stores.
- Carry a brush to catch any drips or rub in crevices to get a good bond.
- The nozzle has a switch on it to turn the spray gun off, so you don’t accidentally engage as you move or climb a ladder.
Lattice and intricate work are super easy with a Wagner Sprayer!
ENJOY YOUR FRESHLY STAINED HOUSE!
To see the full process and learn more about spraying a house or deck with the Wagner Control Pro 130, visit CravingSomeCreativity.com here. We’ve got lots of other home improvement projects, so you’re bound to find something to inspire you!