Painting A Modern Style Farmhouse
A modern farmhouse inspired home that we painted earlier in the season and went back to take more photos after the landscaping was complete. It’s an interesting and unique design. The house wraps around a central courtyard with the garage and a small studio sitting at the front of the property. Check out the patio with the outdoor fireplace and television! The designer requested that the entire house be painted in white. It works well with the stark contrast of the black windows and doors.
Town House Colour Change
This townhouse was originally painted green with a light cream toned trim. It was time for the first re-paint. The owner wanted a modern colour scheme with more impact. We played around with some different options and came up with a mid-tone gray for the siding. We changed the yellow toned trim to a white that would offer a nice contrast against the gray. We were careful not to use too stark of a white. We didn’t want the trim to conflict with the creamy colour of the gutters and downspouts. To add a strong pop of colour we painted some of the front fascia boards and accent areas in a deep charcoal. The front door was also painted charcoal, but in a satin sheen to make it stand out more. The attractive new look gives the home a much better curb appeal.
Stucco Colour Change
This is a great example of what can be accomplished with a colour change. The original white stucco wasn’t lending anything to the exterior of this home.
There are sections of the house that are two and three storeys tall, the white seemed to make it feel like it was towering over the property. By painting out the body in a warm gray colour it helps to ground the house.
The overhead garage doors are painted in the same warm gray as the stucco. The colour works perfectly with the rock work on the front of the house.
Now all the elements of the house look like they were meant to work together.
Multi-Story Home Re-Paint
This 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 trim and the hardi-plank siding. 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 that 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 there are clearly areas that don’t have proper paint coverage. A new owner had recently purchased the house and wanted to have the house looking better. They had us paint the hardie board siding in the same golden colour. The trim work and fascia boards were originally painted a grey undertone that was too dull. To brighten things up we used a brighter and whiter colour.
The wood trim around the hydro meters, plug-ins and cable panels were originally done in the lighter trim colour as were the thin inner corner trim pieces. To make them blend in we painted these elements the same as the body 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 had drastically faded and was not doing anything for curb appeal of the house. We added a pop of colour by painting it and the surrounding trim work in a rich blue colour.
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.
In the photo below you can also see the difference between the old and new body colour. It was originally a robin egg blue, we changed it to a slightly darker and more muted colour that has 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. We used a colour several shades darker than the body so that the gables would be noticeably different. The trim was repainted with a creamy yellow similar to what it was originally.
The wood posts on the front porch of the house were initially stained the same colour as the original brown door. They had become very faded, dried out and had a lot of cracks. They were not structural compromised, but didn’t look very nice. We filled the cracks and painted the posts in the same creamy yellow as the trim work, now they tie in nicely with the rest of the house.
When hardie board siding houses were first built many of them had every piece of trim painted out in an accent colour. Owners and painters started to realize it looked overly busy. The trim surrounding things like electrical outlets and gas meters should be painted in the body colour to help them blend in. There’s no purpose in drawing attention to unattractive items on your house.
You can see on the far left of the photo below how the thin inner corner piece of trim is painted the same as the more significant corner trim beside it. In the center of the photo you can see how the inner corner piece has been painted out with the body colour to blend in. It’s a much nicer look. On the far right the plugin trim on the top is the painted in the accent trim colour and below it you can see how it becomes less noticeable when it has been painted out with the body colour.
We painted the cute little garden shed in the exact same style as the house.
A Colour Change Of A Large Two Story House
The owners of this house wanted to change the colour scheme to be more cohesive with the darker mahogany colour of the fascia boards, front pillars and deck railings. They chose new body colour that’s quite a bit darker than the original. It’s a shade of brown with a green undertone. 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 very busy, especially the upper floor above the front balcony. We came up with a solution 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.
There’s a remarkable difference between the before and after. The 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 in the before photo below on the left there’s not a lot of difference between the trim work and siding. The whole house looks very lack luster.
To give the house more contrast we came up with a new colour scheme. We used a green/grey for the body colour and to compliment it the trim is a creamy light grey with a slight green undertone. There are several sets of French doors and other access doors that are also painted in the light grey. To add more interest we used a third colour slightly lighter than the siding for the board and batten gables. The photo below is another example of the drastic difference between the before and after.
A big impact was added to the front entry by painting the grand set of double doors and the surrounding trim work in a deep charcoal. In certain light it shows a bit of a blue undertone.
The colour of the doors makes a real 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!
Stucco Rancher Colour Change
This is an excellent example of the impact a colour change can make. This house has an interesting design and great curb appeal, but the original light peach stucco wasn’t doing it any justice.
After taking into consideration the existing colour of the gutters, downspouts and the dark shingles on the roof an earthy brown was chosen for the body. A black/brown for the overhead garage door. The new colours have modernized the house and grounded it with the landscape. What a great transformation!
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 home was about to be put up for sale. The exterior condition wasn’t extremely bad, however some issues made it worth re-painting to be in top notch shape to sell. Some of the paint had faded. It was built at a time when the protocol for Hardie board was to caulk the butt joints. The caulking had failed in many of them, especially on the sunny side of the home. Unfortunately the only option for houses built in this way is to re-caulk the joints. Newer Hardie board houses don’t have caulking in the butt joints, instead a small piece of metal flashing that sits behind the joint acts as protection from water infiltration.
We re-painted in a similar colour for the body and trim work. 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 wood siding, soffits and fascia boards on this older home were still in good shape, but 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 peeling paint. 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 off white 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.