The biggest obstacle to painting the exterior is the height of the building. Houses with two or more floors are a real challenge. This is where you need the boom lifts.

They can extend to heights of over 100 feet, which makes them ideal for confined spaces and lifting personnel to hard-to-reach areas. There are also ladders, but first, think about how you will support them and whether you can work from the ladder.

If working on a steep roof, you need roof boots to secure ladders. Or scaffolds. Don’t forget, it is hard to work with a roller constantly dipping in colour. We highly recommend avoiding climbing if you are not a professional. The consequences could be fatal.

Other obstacles are areas such as eaves, gutters, etc. In this article, we will explain how to paint these areas. 

Painting Eaves

If you opt for the “Do it yourself method” painting eaves might be one of the most challenging parts of the process. They are hard to reach. Make sure your ladders are stable because there is a risk of falling over. It would be good to have a friend to assist you with this attempt. Before you start, prepare tools: clothes, tape, paint container, roller, ladder and small brushes. 

Clean the eaves with a power washer, spraying from the top to the bottom. Make sure your hands are stable. Cover your eyes with protective glasses! Avoid directing the jet towards the windows. High pressure from the washing machine can damage your windows. Your ladder should be no more than three feet above the eaves. Lean the ladder against the stabilizer. Make sure the stabilizers are strong enough to withstand your weight. Pack equipment in a bucket and hang them on a stable hook on a ladder.

Remove the old paint from the eaves with a wide putty.

Use a wide putty to scrape the old paint, and a narrower one to scrap the corners. You don’t have to scrape all the paint off the wood. Start by scraping the most noticeable ones. Don’t forget to tape the places you don’t paint.

Apply paint

Paint the eaves using quality exterior paint, while standing under the top three rungs of the ladder. Standing higher will result in losing balance. 

How to paint gutters

The best way is to use water-based paint and a brush. Paint gutter from join to join. Start with painting underneath. Put plenty of paint and spread it. Lay off back into what you’ve just done. Laying off is the most important because it will give you a smooth finish. Do this job early in the morning (6 am) or late in the evening. Painting during direct sunlight won’t end with a good finish (the paint will dry too fast). For the face part of the gutter use a slightly larger brush and repeat the mentioned procedure. 

How long do you plan to spend painting the exterior? Admit that it might take weeks with rollers and brushes. Of course, you can get out of this situation. You can always decide that it is better to hire professional painters. What do you want to save – money or valuable time? Forget about brushes and rollers and call the Evolution Painting and Decoration experts team.


Evolution Painting and Decoration is a team of professional painters with ten years of experience. We are responsible, reliable and strive for perfection.

We have accomplished hundreds of interior, exterior, residential and commercial painting projects. Our hard work and professionalism, has brought us notable popularity among house owners and contractors in Sydney and surrounding areas. We are accredited in any type of painting works such as renovation, newly built houses, roof washing, roof painting, fixes and repairs.

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