Thursday, September 19, 2013

Exterior Paint Job - Before and After

It was a huge job, but the painters have finished the exterior paint and it looks amazing.

Exterior - Before
As a reminder, we had a lot of prep work done to make the job lead paint safe - see story here.  But that was only the starting point.  Once that was completed, there was still a lot of work to do.

Prepped and ready to paint!
1)  First, they prepped all the old nails with metal primer - creating a dalmation effect, which the kids in the neighborhood thought was really fun!

2)  Next, the guys did two coats of a Peel Bond priming product, to ensure good adhesion with the old siding and fill some of the bumps and ridges.

Back of House - Before

3)  And finally, the finished coats went on the whole house.  As a reminder, here's where we started, right after the garage was removed.

 And here's a first peek of the new rear of the house with the windows and siding complete!
Back of House - After
We still need to get finishing touches (mailbox, house numbers, light fixtures, etc) up, but don't you think it's a nice improvement?

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  1. Love the paint choice and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the front door POP!
    Can't wait to see the inside! You definitely have style!!!

    1. Thanks Denise! I really appreciated all the Facebook and Blog input on the house colors. It's great to have group think on some of this!

      Thanks for reading, Laurel

  2. So clean and easy on the eye now! Love it

  3. Love your paint color. It is very mellow and pleasant. What color is the paint?

    1. Thanks! It's a color called Relaxed Khaki from Sherwin Williams. Here's a link to all the colors on the house. We spent a lot of time deciding!


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