stained cabin

Staining a Wood Home Exterior

Learn how to apply a fresh coat of stain to a wooden home or cabin exterior using a Wagner paint sprayer to get the job done quickly.

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.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

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.

wagner control pro 130 on deck

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.

woman on ladder on side of house

  • 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!

staining lattice fencing

ENJOY YOUR FRESHLY STAINED HOUSE!

stained home

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!

Stay Connected

Find out what’s new from Wagner including product news, exclusive email offers, promotions and more.