We painted this house a number of years ago. The clients wanted to make sure it was in top shape in case they decide to sell in the near future. The back of the house and one side gets extreme sun exposure during the summer months and had become faded, had some flaking paint on the window sills and some of the caulking had shrunk and started to fail. The front of the house and the non-sun side were still in pretty good shape. It’s rare that we agree to do only one coat of paint, but since it was being re-painted in the exact same colours and same paint product it was all that was needed to refresh the house on the front and one non-sun faded side. On the back of the house and the sunny side of the house we applied two full coats of paint.
Exterior Painting Portfolio
This modular home was well overdue for painting. The green hardie board siding had badly faded and some of the trim paint was flaking and peeling. Most of the caulking was extremely shrunk, cracked or gone altogether.
The owner was ready for a colour change. After looking at some of the elements on the house it was decided that the siding would be painted gray. We chose a warm gray to work well with the tones of the rock work and roof shingles and it also works with the slightly darker gutters and downspouts. A bright white was picked for the trim work, overhead garage door and other exterior doors so that it gave a sharp contrast with the gray body.
What a radical transformation, it looks like a new house!
The exterior of this home was still in good condition, but the owners wanted to change the colour of the outdated pink stucco.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 architectural lines, but somehow it doesn’t seem to be appreciated in the pink colour. To make the home look more modern we painted the stucco in a combination of light and mid-tone warm grey colours.
What a difference! The new colour scheme makes the house look sophisticated and current.
The stucco of this tudor style home was previously painted in a very light off white colour and the trim detail was a lighter brown with a red undertone. The owners wanted to add some warmth to the stucco by having it painted a buttercream colour. To add more depth to the trim and more contrast with the body of the house we darkened it to a deep chocolate brown.
It was easy to enjoy our work days on the property with its incredible setting and views. The new look suits the house well and the owners are very pleased.
Since this house was due for painting the owners decided to take the opportunity to change the look. The rock work at the sides of the overhead garage door and the patio stones at the front entry have red and brown in them. The downspouts and gutters are brown with a reddish undertone. These are fixed features on the house and are important to take into consideration when choosing new colours.
It was decided that the trim would stay brown to match the gutters and downspouts. The current brown was a bit lighter and had a reddish undertone. We decided to re-paint it with a darker chocolate brown. The body was changed from green to a brown with a warm undertone. It works well with the bricks and rock work. The doors and overhead garage door were repainted in a cream colour similar to what they were.
We had to do an extensive amount of scraping on this cedar siding home. A lot of the previous coating was flaking and peeling. We filled smaller cracks where we could, but some of the boards had large splits right through them. There were areas that were starting to rot and soften. The owner had the necessary boards replaced before we started painting. Areas with gaps like the garage door were caulked before we painted.
The owner didn’t want to vary too far from the current colour scheme, but wanted the new siding colour to have less of a yellow tone in it. They chose a light grey stone colour for the siding. The house has very little trim work and most of what it did have was painted the same as the siding. The only areas of contrast were the dark brown fascia boards and the trim around the overhead garage door. To give the house more character we painted out the corner pieces of trim in the same dark brown as the fascia boards.
We painted the exterior of this owners last house a few years ago and coincidently it was also stucco. They hired us again to paint the exterior of their newly purchased home. The stucco was the original light peach tone from when the house was first built. The owners had us paint it in a warm white. The overhead garage door, fascia boards and the small amount of trim work on the house were also done in white. It looks clean and refreshed.
This large house was ready for its first repaint since being built. The paint on all the surfaces including 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.
This is a modern farmhouse inspired home that we painted earlier in the exterior 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 a 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.