Multi-Story Home Re-Paint
This family home is situated near the ocean, it gets heavy sun exposure and is subject to the west coast elements. Several areas of the siding had faded and were ready to be painted. The owners wanted to have the fresh new look from when they first installed the hardi-plank siding and trim. We re-painted in the same colours. The body is a dark midnight blue and the trim work and the arbours are a soft cream colour. The lattice fence in behind the large arbour is a mid-grey colour that offers a bit of a contrast. The house looks really sharp now that it’s all completed.
Re-painting Of Hardie Board Siding, Trim Work And Cedar Porch Ceilings
This house is only five years old, but unfortunately it is like many new construction homes. After it was built it only received a quick one coat paint job. If you stand back and look at it from the street it might look okay, but upon closer inspection you can clearly see areas that don’t have proper paint coverage. The new homeowner had us repaint the hardie board siding in the same golden colour. The trim work and fascia boards were originally painted in a dull colour with a grey undertone. To brighten things up the homeowner wanted the trim brighter and whiter.
The wood trim around the hydro meters, plug-ins and cable panels were originaly done in the lighter trim colour. The home owner wanted all these items painted out to blend in with the siding. We also prefer this look. Why would you want to highlight and draw attention to things like plugins on your house?
The thin inside corner trim pieces were also originally painted in the lighter trim colour. We painted them out in the body colour so that they blend into the house. They are another feature that doesn’t make sense to accent with a different colour.
The cedar porch ceilings on the front and the back of the house were originally left as raw wood. We clear coated them to enhance and bring out the beauty of the wood. The decorative wooden beam work in the front gables of the house had become faded. We freshened it up with a coat of the same colour of semi-transparent stain. The new paint has the house looking great and how it should have looked in the first place.
Seaside Rancher Wood Siding Repaint
The owners of this beautiful ocean front property hired us to do a re-paint. The weathering from the sea can take a toll on a house. It was well overdue for painting. We did a great deal of sanding and scraping. They kept with the same colour scheme which suits the house nicely. The wood siding is a mid-tone grey accented with crisp white trim work and doors. We never tired of the incredible views while we worked.
Repaint Of A Rancher With Walkout Basement
This hardie board house was due for its first re-paint since it was built. The home owners liked the overall colour scheme, but wanted to change it up a little bit. The front door was not doing anything for the front of the house. We added a pop of colour by painting it and the surrounding trim work in a rich blue colour.
The body was changed from a light blue to a slightly darker colour with more of a green undertone. The triangle gables were supposed to be a contrasting colour when they were originally painted, but they were not done with enough contrast to be noticeable. We darkened their green colour by a few more shades. We went with a bit of a darker yellow than the orginally trim colour to give it a bit more depth.
The wood posts on the front porch of the house were dried out and had a lot of cracking. We filled the cracks and painted the posts the same yellow as the trim work, now they tie in nicely with the rest of the house.
The front entry decking was originally painted in a reddish brown colour. We spent a great deal of time sanding it down, it had a lot of flaking and peeling. We used a solid stain in a mid-tone grey that works much better with the colour scheme of the house and the blue front door.
The wood posts supporting the back balcony and the roof over the side patio were orginally painted in a striped fashion. The main part was the body colour and the thin strip running down the corners was the trim colour. Ourselves and the owners agreed it would look better to paint them out entirely in the yellow trim colour.
When many of these hardie board siding houses were first built they had every piece of trim painted out in the accented colour. Owners and painters started to realize this looked overly busy. The trim surrounding items such as electrical outlets and gas meters should be painted out the body colour. There’s no purpose to drawing more attention to unattractive things on your house. In photo below on the left you can see a sample of a plugin and a thin piece of inside corner trim painted in the accent colour and then how they look painted afterwards to blend in with the house body.
We couldn’t forget about the garden shed. We painted it in the same style as the house with the same body colour and trim. To mimic the house exactly we did the top few pieces of hardie board above the garage door in the same darker green as the gables on the house.
A Colour Change Of A Large Two Story House
The owners of this house wanted to change up the colour scheme from when they purchased it. They wanted it to be more cohesive with the darker mahogany colour of the fascia boards, front pillars and deck railings. They chose a colour quite a bit darker for the body. It’s a brown with a green undertone to it. The trim colour went from a light cream to an earthy green.
The front of the house has a lot of windows and trim work that makes it look quite busy, especially the upper portion above the front balcony. We came up with some solutions to create a calmer effect. The house has more than enough trim detail so we made the vertical corner trims blend in by painting them out the same as the body colour. We also painted the window trim above the balcony french doors the same as the body colour to make it fade away.
The before and after is a remarkable difference. They owners are very happy with the new look and we think it looks awesome too!
A Repaint Of A Large Hardie Board House And Double Garage
This large house was ready for its first repaint since being built. The paint on all the surfaces including the the hardie board siding, wood trim and especially the overhead garage doors was very weathered and faded. As you can see from the before photos there is not much colour difference between the trim work and siding.
To give the house more contrast we came up with a new colour scheme. We used a green/grey for the siding. To compliment the siding the trim is done in a creamy light grey with a slight green undertone. There are several sets of French doors and other access doors that are also done in the light grey. To add more interest we used a third colour slightly lighter than the siding for the board and batten gables. It’s quite a difference between the look of the before and after.
A big impact was added to the front entry by painting the double set of doors and surrounding trim in a deep charcoal. In certain light it shows a bit of a blue undertone.
The colour of the doors really makes a statement in the entry.
More before and after photos.
We’re very pleased with how the new look of the house turned out and most importantly the owners are too!
Two Story Craftsman House, Garage And Garden Shed
The homeowner of this property wanted a colour change from the original builder’s colour scheme. It was a pleasure to work in such a beautiful property full of gardens. We painted the main house as well as the sepearate garage and garden shed. The main body colour was changed from soft green to a chocolate colour. The trim work and accent areas were repainted in the same colour, a soft cream and green colour. The owner chose a sage green for the doors.
A Large Two Story Hardie Board Siding House And Front Deck
We did a complete repaint of this two story home. It didn’t receive a very thorough painting when it was first built. The siding and trimwork had areas that were not fully coated with paint. The front and one side were badly in need of re-painting due to the harsh sunlight they receive. The original trim work and front porch rails and spindles were a subtle brown that appeared too washed out in comparison to the siding. The homeowners choose a bit darker brown for the trim to give more contrast, the house body was re-done in a colour similar to the original colour. We painted the front door and surrounding trim in an even darker brown to make it stand out. It looks great now that it’s all freshly painted.
A Modular Home Freshened Up Before Being Put Up For Sale
This 7 year old modular home was about to be put up for sale. The exterior paint was not in really bad condition, however it had a few issues that made it worth re-painting in order to be in top notch shape to sell. It was built at a time when caulking was used in the butt joints of the hardie board planks. The boards flex with the temperature fluxuations and cause the caulking to split apart. Caulking in any joints that receive a lot of direct sunlight also shrinks and pulls apart leaving an unsightly look.
This is exactly what happened in the case of this modular home. Since the butt joints were originally caulked the only way to deal with them is to caulk them again. We use a type of caulking that has the best chance of expanding and contracting as the boards continue to flex. Houses built now no longer have the butt joints caulked. They are left as a small gap and a piece of flashing sits behind the joint to stop water from infiltrating into the building envelope.
We re-painted in a similar colour for the body and trim work. Some of the trim work had faded a bit. It all looks new and fresh again. We also put a coat of stain on the fence and arbour to have them looking their best too. We’re happy to say that the home sold in less than a week after being put on the market! We hope our paint job helped to make that happen!
Painting Of A Wood Siding House To Prepare For Sale
We were asked to do a complete painting make over on the exterior and interior of this house in preparation for it to be listed for sale. With the changes the owner did and our painting the difference was remarkable. For more photos and details of the work we did on this home see our album of Exterior Transformation For Resale. The interior photos can be view in this part of our portfolio Album Of Interior Work 2.
A Colour Change Of A Wood Siding House
The siding on this older home was still in good shape, but it and other areas of the house had been left too long in between paint jobs. We had to do an excessive amount of scraping and sanding to remove the flaking and loose paint on the surfaces of the house. Since the owner was having us repaint they decided to take the opportunity to do a colour change.
To give the house a warmer look and more contrast the wood siding was changed from light grey to an earthy brown colour. The posts, beams, back stairs and fascia were painted in the same colour. The wood soffits had become discoloured, we brightened them up by painting them back to a light white colour. The stucco portion of the house was still in descent shape. The owners had it cleaned, but not painted.
To add a punch of colour the front door and surrounding trim work were painted in a darker charcoal colour.
More before and after photos of the front of the house changed from light grey to brown.
A few more before and after photos of the front door and entry area.