Exterior Motives, Part 1

1 Aug

This past weekend marked the start of our house-painting project. We had to get moving on painting the house, at least the back of it, since our deck-building project begins in two weeks.

Here’s what our house looked like before (and still does from all angles except the back).


And here’s a peek of a small patch of the back that has been completed.

The trim and shutters are (or will be) Valspar’s Labrador, the siding is Valspar’s Lyndhurst Mushroom, and the doors will be Valspar’s Cut Ruby. We opted for the exterior primer + paint for the siding to cover the current maroonish color, and the coverage is fantastic. Just two coats got us what you see above.

There’s still a ton of painting left to do but we’re just focusing on getting the back done so we can start the deck on time. The rest might be done in small batches with a big push to the finish in the fall when it’s a bit cooler. It was brutally hot out there. More is certainly to come.

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