Saturday, May 21, 2016

Home Refresh

House Painting

We are in the process of painting our house.  When we moved in last year, the home inspectors estimated our house would need to be painted in about five years.  Surprise!  It showed signs of bare
wood, after the first winter.  The house was a depressing dark brownish red, that didn't seem right for it at all, and we wanted a big change.  After tossing around a few ideas, we decided on yellow.  There are a lot of shades of yellow to chose from!

Some of the possibilities:

Narrowing it down, we choose Lemon Ice, a light clear shade.  The color seemed warm and welcoming, and fit the house and the location, nicely.

 A coat of primer, and testing how three different shades would look on the house 

In progress. Ugh. Scraped, and the first coat of primer going on.

Second coat of primer. Well, on part of the house, anyway.  Two toned!

It takes a lot of paint to go from very dark, to very light. A coat of primer, and three coats of color.

 It's finished now, and we like it much better. The house looks so much more cheerful and inviting.

Thank you Carlos and your team, you did a great job!

1 comment:

  1. It's a nice shade. I hope it lasts at least 5 years !
    We painted our weekend home 2 years ago and it looks like it was last painted at least a decade ago :(