Sunday, April 22, 2012

A house of a different color: final episode

With a weather forecast of 2"-4" of rain on Sunday/Monday, we're so happy that the painting was completed this past Thursday.  And that the weather was perfect last week... warm enough for the paint and stain to "cure", with low humidity.

Here's what it looks like:

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A house of a different color

This is how things looked Wednesday night.  The only thing that I expect to look different on my next set of pictures is that the shutters will likely have been painted (brown to match the garage doors and front door) and put back up by tonight (Thursday).  Everything is expected to be done by Friday morning.

Laurie and I think it looks great.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Another morning (Wednesday) of painting

I took these shots this morning, as soon as the sun was up high enough and then when the painters began work.  The green part of the house was just about finished on Tuesday.  The Benjamin Moore color is "Brownsville Gray" (HC-106).

However, on this end of the house they're actually going to paint a third coat tomorrow (Thursday).  This is stain, and the cedar shingles are very dry on that side, as the exposure is south.

Today, Chris and Mark will be working mostly on the trim today ("Pittsfield Buff" HC-24), and the garage doors ("Branchport Brown" HC-72)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Power spraying and sanding completed

The shingles look pretty bad right now.  Mark applied a good power wash and followed up with sanding. 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Getting the house ready for the painters

We'll soon be getting our house painted.  It's been at least seven years since it's been painted because that's how long we've lived here... and we haven't had any outside painting done.

We asked Phil of Black Diamond Carpentry to come and work his way around the house, replacing any wood trim or shingles that were rotten or beaten up by woodpeckers and carpenter bees.

As of Friday afternoon we were all set for Mark Pearce Painters to get the outside job done.  (Mark did some inside painting for us a few weeks ago, which I posted.)