Mays Pond Contemporary Colors, on a Turret!

Step Up Painting painted this house!

A contemporary color scheme for a house with a medieval flourish!

Client: Colleen L.

City: Mill Creek

Neighborhood: Mays Pond

Date Completed: July, 2006

Date of photo: October, 2009

Products: Peel-Stop adhesive primer, DAP brand 35-year acrylic painters’ caulk, Benjamin Moore brand MooreGuard low-luster premium exterior paint, Benjamin Moore brand Alkyd Semi-solid Stain for decking.

Methods: I just love what modern architects are doing with homes these days. The decorative turret on this house not only adds a medieval flourish to an otherwise boring exterior, but is also fun to paint. (“Sure. We paint turrets!) Okay, so maybe it would be a little difficult to pour boiling  oil out of this turret onto the heads of invading Mongol hoards, but a plastic skull on halloween might be fun. . . but enough silliness.

Step Up Painting incorporated standard painting best practices in the prep and painting of this home. A combination of scraping and wire-brushing was used to remove all failing paint, primarily found across the southern exposure siding and fascia boards. Because of the “rough-hewn” nature of this siding, sanding would have created oblong half-moon shaped sanding marks. To reduce the risk of future peeling paint, we spot-primed with Peel-Stop primer, a viscous, milky primer that goes on white and dries clear (think Elmer’s glue). Of course we caulked all suitable cracks and filled several knot holes with two-part epoxy wood filler before spraying and back-brushing the siding and hand-painting all the trim. Pretty straight-forward stuff.


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