You can make a big impact to the look of your house by changing just the trim colour. This exterior was looking rather bland with the faded green trim. The owners had us repaint it in a deep brown colour to add more contrast with the vinyl siding. The overhead garage doors and front door were painted with a light taupe.
Exterior Painting Portfolio
This Hardie board house was well overdue for its first re-paint since it was built, especially on the back where it receives intense sun exposure. In that area the wood trim work barely had any paint left on it. This leaves the wood unprotected and it has started to show signs of cracking and warping. The caulking on most of the house had deteriorated leaving areas of it susceptible to water penetration.
The new owners were not fond of the original earthy green colour scheme. They had us re-paint the siding in a vibrant blue colour. They didn’t want white trim so a light colour called natural linen was used for the trim work and the overhead garage door. The new colour scheme has refreshed the house and given it some character.
This house with Hardie board siding was ready for its first re-paint since being built. The siding had faded quite a bit on the southern facing portions of the house, much of the caulking had cracked, shrunk or deteriorated and some of the trim work was starting to become discoloured. The customer wanted the re-paint on the siding done with the same colour. It was a match to the Hardie board factory finish called Iron Gray. The trim work was originally done in a white that had a slight yellow undertone to it. It looked white overall, but once the trim was re-painted in a crisp, bright white you could see the difference.
The house is refreshed, clean and sharp looking again.
This wood sided house was overdue for a repaint. A large amount of prep work was done to remove flaking and chipping paint. The owners have lived in the house for many years and still enjoy the Cape Cod gray colour with the trim work done in a blueish gray. They had us do the re-paint in the same colours. The house is refreshed and looking good again.
This house is only five years old, but unfortunately some new construction homes only receive 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 recently purchased this house and wanted to have it looking better.
We painted the Hardie board siding in the same golden colour. The trim work and fascia boards were originally painted with a white that had strong gray undertone. They looked quite dull. To brighten the trim up and provide more contrast with the body we used a brighter 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. There’s no reason to highlight these features of a house. To make them blend in we re-painted them in the same gold colour as the body.
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 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.
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.
The trim work, deck band, posts and patio doors on the back of the house are painted in a colour that is close to the existing gutters and downspouts.
Now all the elements of the house look like they were meant to work together.
This townhouse was ready for the first re-paint since the original build. The owner expressed that they wanted a new colour scheme that would give more impact. The original siding colour was a muted green and the trim was a light colour with a yellow undertone.
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 warm 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 contrast we painted some of fascia boards and accent areas in a deep charcoal. The front door was painted charcoal as well, but in a satin sheen to make it stand out more. The new look gives the home a great curb appeal and has a modern edge that the client was looking for.
Parts of this home get heavy sun exposure and it’s near the ocean so it is subject to all the elements of the west coast weather. Several areas of the siding had faded over the years and were ready to be refreshed. The owners wanted to have the fresh new look from when they first installed the trim and the hardi-plank siding.
We re-painted the Hardie Board siding in the same dark midnight blue and the trim work and the arbours are a warm 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.
The owners of this house wanted to change the colours to be more cohesive with the darker mahogany stain on the fascia boards, front pillars and deck railings. They chose a darker brown body colour with a green undertone and a earthy green for the trim work, garage doors and patio doors.
When we stood back and looked at the house we were all in agreement that it looked far too busy. There’s a lot of windows and trim work and bars within the windows, the vertical stripes of the board and batten along with many other textures on the house. Your eye jumps all over the place not knowing what to look at.
We came up with a solution to create a calmer effect. There is more than enough trim detail so we painted all of the vertical corners the same as the body so that it visually disappears. It is particularly busy above the upper front balcony. We painted the window trim in the peak above the patio doors in the same colour as the body so that it fades away. Now you only see the contrast of the patio doors and their surrounding trim work.
In the before and after photos below you can see what a remarkable difference the new colour scheme has made. The owners are extremely happy with the new look and we are too!
This newly purchased Hardie Board house was well past the time that it should have been painted. A lot of maintenance had been neglected over the years. We did an extensive amount of scraping loose and flaking paint from the trim work and fascia boards. Without the wood trim having a proper covering of paint to help protect it there were cracks and gaps in many areas that were filled with caulking and wood filler where required.
We worked with the customers to come up with a new colour scheme as they were not at all fond of the current one. They picked a gray with a blue undertone and an ivory colour was chosen for the trim work. A whiter trim would not have worked as well with the almond colour vinyl windows. The grand front door remained dark, but went from dark chocolate brown to a rich charcoal colour. It looks great with the gray body colour.
The difference between the before and after is incredible. The house looks sharp and modern and now has the paint protection it needs for years to come.