Step 4: Paint the Bands

painting the broad bands
Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
Fill a tray with stain tinted in a contrasting shade, and use a roller to paint every other band.
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    Tools List

    • roller tray
      Paint tray
    • roller frames
    • paint roller with extension
      Roller pole
    • 30-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • wooden yardstick
    • chalk
    • sponge

    Shopping List

    Exterior stain, tinted. Get 2 gallons.

    Painter's tape

    Roller cover (¼-inch nap for wood, 1-inch nap for brick)