Thursday, August 18, 2011

House Painting

Came home night before last to a suddenly-different Roseholme Cottage. Even step-by-step, it's a big change.

Start by knocking off all the loose paint... ...Then prime... ...Paint the trim color......And follow up with the siding color!
I'm liking it. A second coat, some touch-up and the bulk of the painting will be done! Nephew did the front of the house yesterday and the neighbors have been highly complementary of his work and the colors.

I'll be adding the accent color on the windows and some other detailing as time and weather permit.

21 comments:

Bob said...

So are you going to change the name now to Greenholme? Vertholme, maybe?

Carteach0 said...

Maam, I love to see good work, especially when it's applied to a fine old home.

Pat on the back to nephew for me, please.

Looks good!

Ruth said...

that looks very nice!

North said...

You have a great looking home! That is very nice.

Roberta X said...

Bob: it's named after my family name's grant of arms, consisting of a rose on a silver background, not the deep-rose (more like cranberry) color of the house.

However, you have successfully guess the accent color!

Benjamin has indeed done fine, fine work, especially considering most of the siding and trim is over 80 years old.

BobG said...

Looking good.

Turk Turon said...

Looks great!

Guffaw in AZ said...

Looking good!

Nathan said...

Verra nice.

Keads said...

Looks great!

PA State Cop said...

You could always go with a USMC Motief.

http://soldiersystems.net/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/camo_house-420x409.jpg

Hat Trick said...

Looks good! good job to your nephew.

og said...

it is really nice, and a lovely color to boot, along with a most workmanlike job.

Did you use Zinsser or Kilz tro prime?

Roberta X said...

Killz2 for the prime -- it seemed to work.

I should probably hit the porch ceiling with a satin white paint.

og said...

The killz products are awesome, and for the exterior might be better than the zinsser. With a little judicious touch up that should be good for a very long time.

DJ said...

Nicely done!

Arrgh, but I'm envious. Our house is brick veneer over frame, but the eaves, soffits, doors, and such need painting. I started last spring, then suffered a final episode of not-to-be-tolerated-any-more herniation of two disks in my neck, surgery therefore (good stuff!), and we're now on our 49th day this season of 100+ degree weather, peaking here at 114.6 degrees. The record is 50 days (1980) and we'll beat that Sunday.

So, I've painted three doors but nothing more, and the scaffolding still sits on the patio.

I'm having trouble remembering what cool weather feels like.

Joseph said...

Very nice!

Brigid said...

It looks like a whole new house, but it's going to seem odd to pull up to it and not see red.

Lovely choice of colors.

Matt G said...

Your place looks great. Now it's time to bite the bullet and see to those hackberry trees, to protect the fine house.

(Seriously, as one homeowner to another, I'm impressed.)

Larry said...

S'nice.

Roberta X said...

Matt, I have had Jim-the-singing-tree-hippie check out the huge hackberry in the back yard and he believes it is sound. That was after it had dropped the huge limb last year. He also trimmed out all the deadwood he could find.

I can't afford to have it removed just now, even at his prices. It may be too big for Jim's equipment, and anyone else will be at least double the cost.