Multi-Story Home Re-Paint
This family home is situated in an area that 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. The trim work and the arbours are a soft cream colour and the lattice fence in behind the large arbour is a mid-grey colour that offers a bit of a contrast. It looks so 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 when it was originally built it just received a quick coating of paint. There were areas you could see that did not receive full coverage. The new homeowner had us repaint the hardie board siding in the same golden colour. The trim work and fascia boards were done in a dull colour with a grey undertone. To brighten things up the homeowner wanted something a little brighter and closer to white.
The original painting of the had all the wood trim work around hydro meters, plug-ins and cable panels done in the light trim colour. The home owner wanted all of the trim work around these items painted out the same colour as the siding. We also prefer this look, if they are painted in the trim colour it frames and further highlights these unattractive items on your house.
All the small inside corner trim work such as the thin piece to the left of the front door were also originally painted in the lighter trim colour. We painted them out in the body colour and they simply blend into the siding. They are another feature that doesn’t make sense to accent with a different colour.
The cedar plank porch ceilings on the front and the back of the house were left as raw wood. We clear coated and now they have a finish that enhances 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
Seaside Rancher Wood Siding Repaint
The owners of this beautiful ocean front property have owned it for some time. It was definitely ready to be re-painted, the weathering from the sea can take a toll on a house. They kept with the same colours which suite the house nicely. The wood siding is a mid-tone grey with crisp white trim work, accents and doors.
We never tired of the views!
Repaint Of A Rancher With Walkout Basement
This hardie board house was due for re-painting. The home owners liked the overall colour scheme, but wanted to change it up a little bit. We agreed that the front door and surrounding trim work was not doing a lot for the front of the house. We added a pop of colour by painting it a rich deep blue colour.
We love how the new door colour looks and the owners do too!
The orginal body colour was slightly darkened. It’s a green with a bit of a blue 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. The trim work was a soft yellow with a peach undertone. We dareked it just slightly and adjusted the colour to remove the peach from it. It’s a nice compliment to the new body colour.
The front pillars were getting quite weathered and cracked. We filled the cracks and painted them the same yellow as the trim colour. Since the wood pillars no longer matched the look of the door we suggested they get painted the same yellow as the trim work. The wood was quite dried out and cracked so it was a good opportunity to fill the cracks and paint over them. It makes more sense to have them painted out to match the trim colour, they tie in nicely now with the rest of the house.
It’s hard to see in the before photo at the top, but the wood entry patio was stained in a reddish brown colour. We re-stained in a mid-tone grey that works much better with the colour scheme of the house. It also goes well with the blue front door.
The side deck was the same reddish brown, we re-stained it in the same grey colour as well.
The majority of these hardie board houses were painted in the same way when they were originally built. They have a lot of trim work and detail in comparison to many homes constructed in the decades prior. When you have so much trim work you can start to over-paint it. What we mean by that is having too many aspects of the home in a contrasting colour to the body. It’s all personal preference, but ourselves and many of the home owners who we do hardie board re-paints for prefer to have the look simpliefied. For instance the back pillars supporting the deck were green with each of the their four corner trim pieces painted in yellow. We painted them out completely yellow. Now the entire set up supporting the deck is a cohesive colour.
Like many of the hardie board siding houses, every corner trim was originally painted the same accent colour as the rest of the trim work. We’ve never understood this look, but it’s just how they were done at the time. We always recommend having them pained out the same colour as the body. It’s a much cleaner and more attractive look. Every piece of trim surrounding an electrical outlet, gas meter or any other item on the house was also painted yellow. Never draw more attention to items on your house like this, painting the trim out to the body colour helps them blend in.
We couldn’t forget about the garden shed. It was painted in the same style as the house with a matching body colour and trim and the home owners came up with the idea to paint the top hardie boards in the front the darker green like the gables of the house so it matches exactly.
Colour Change Of Large Two Story House
The owners of this house wanted to change up the colour scheme from what it was when they purchased it. They wanted it to be more cohesive with the darker wood fascia, front pillars and deck railings. They chose a colour quite a bit darker for the body. It’s a brown that has 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 trim blend in by painting it 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!
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 doors changed to a deeper sage green.
Colour Change Of House And Garage Doors And Garden Shed
The owners recently purchased this home and had us do a complete re-painting of the interior prior to moving in. The called us back to do some exterior work. They didn’t like the red colour of the front door or the grey colour of the garage door. We came up with some earthy tones that are more cohesive with the other colours on the house. We also did a complete colour change to the back yard garden shed. It was painted in some very vibrant colours. The new colours work well with the house.
Large Two Story Hardie Board Siding House And Front Deck
We’ve did a complete repaint of this two story home. It didn’t receive a very throughout painting when it was first built. The siding and trimwork had areas where that were not fully coated with paint. The front and one side were badly in need of re-painting due to the harsh sunlight those areas 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.
Stucco Colour Change
The exterior of this home was still in good condition, but the owners wanted to change the colour of the outdated pink stucco. The house has a great curb appeal and interesting achitectural lines, but somehow it doesn’t seem as appreciated in the pink colour. To make the home look more modern we painted stucco in a combination of light and mid-tone warm grey colours.
What a difference a slight colour change can make. The new colour scheme makes the house look sophisticated and current.
Painting of Exterior Fascia Boards, Trims And Pillars
The hardie cement board siding of this home was still in very good condition. It did not need to be re-painted at this time, but some of the trim work had become weathered and dull looking. We applied two coats of quality exterior paint to the fascia boards, window and door trims, pillars and all the other decorative trims that you can see in the light off-white colour. This has given the whole house a fresh, clean look.
Tudor Style House With Stucco Siding
The home owners are very pleased with the new look of their tudor style home. The stucco was previously painted in a very light off white colour and the trim detail was a lighter brown with a very red undertone. They wanted to add a bit more depth to the siding colour by changing it to a buttercream. The trim has a much sharper contrast now that it has been painted a darker brown. We really enjoy working on this home and we think the new look really suits it.
How could we possibly complain about our work days when you get a view like this to enjoy.
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 that bad of a condition, but the caulking in the hardy plank joints had severely shrunken. It was worth completely re-painting so that it was in top-notch shape to stand out from the competition. We re-caulked all the joints prior to painting. The initial paint was extremely flat and subject to being easily marked and scuffed. We re-painted in a similar colour but used a paint with an attractive satin sheen for better durability. We also painted all the trim work and put a fresh coat of stain on the fence and arbour.
Cottage Exterior Repaint
This small cottage home was in need of a clean up. It required a great deal of preparation that included the scraping and sanding of old peeling paint. Once the surfaces were prepared we applied three different colours. A cream colour was applied to the body, a heritage green to all the trims and a brown colour with a green base to it was put on the stairs and surface of the front porch. The owner of this newly constructed home asked us to apply a product that would provide protection to the wood and enrich its colour. After consulting with several people in the industry for wood houses we choose a superior product. It required a very specific criteria for its application put would provide years of protection for the home.
Complete Painting Of 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. There are also photos of in inside in our Album Of Interior Work 2.
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 a fair amount of scraping and sanding to flaking and loose paint on the surface of siding and to many other wood areas 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 an earthy brown tone. 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.
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.
Natural Cedar Siding House Exterior
The owner of this new constructed house asked us to apply a product that would protect the wood and enrich its colour. It was the first time we had been hired to finish this type of a house. We wanted to make sure we did our research to find an appropriate product to use. After consulting with several experts in the in the industry for this type of wood building we choose an extremely high quality product called Penofin. It has a very specific criteria for its application that we made sure we followed to the letter. It will provide superior protection for years and has a beautiful look as well.
Painting Of Two New Construction Homes
We painted these houses a number of years ago, so long ago infact that the photos were shot on film! You’ll only remember what that is if you’re of a certain age bracket. Even though it was some time ago we wanted to include them in our portfilio for a couple of reasons. They were one of the first large exteriors that we painted. We remember stepping back when they were done and feeling a sense of pride in our work.
The other reason is due to the special cirsumstnces in which they were painted. The builder wanted the houses completed so that they could be put up for sale. He and some acquaintences had started to paint one of the exteriors, but were not finding themselves to be very productive. It was mid-October and they knew weather wise that time was running out. We would not usually consider painting that late in the season. We were experiencing a lot of bright sunny days, but it was too cold to be considered suitable for exterior painting. At first we said we couldn’t do it, but the builder asked if there was any way possible. We did research to see if there were any products that can be used in colder weather. We found a speciality paint that could cure in colder temperatures and had a local paint company rush order it for us.