The paint on the house started looking pretty shabby last winter, so we have been planning for a redo since early spring. We didn't go for a drastic color change, but chose a grey-beige tone that would compliment the masonry and roof better than the original yellow-beige.
After power-washing and prepping the previous weekend (which included me ending up with a lovely burn on my arm from the motor), Chris and his parents undertook painting the exterior last week. I couldn't get out of work for the painting, and stuck to crucial items like picking up beer and takeout for the hardworking crew...
|Lesson One: Make sure you find out which sections of equipment will be hot before use|
|Lesson Two: Use these videos for tips and instructions|
|Lesson Three: Paint rollers can double as weapons in case of emergency|
|Lesson Four: Painting is hard work for dogs|
All in all the change is pretty subtle - just a fresh, clean look and updated fixtures. Most of the neighbors don't realize that we did actually choose a different color, they just mention that they now have painting on their honey-do list thanks to us.
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