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Color experts, please help--what color should we paint our house?Comments (18)Thank you! So much great feedback. Sadly, the paint job is a necessity rather than just aesthetics -- paint on the back side is failing pretty badly & peeling off in layers. (After reading up on the paint forum, I think it was just too many layers of latex on top of old oil paint without adequate prep.) Maybe we will keep it close to current color. I'm not sure what color it is, but I'll have to stop by the BM store and pick up a tab for Briarwood. I think those color visualizers are just a bit off, at least on our monitor -- Down Pour is a very smurf-y blue on my screen. Luckily, SW store is right down the street. Of the SW colors, we liked Mineral Deposit -- gray, but not quite so dark. Johnmari, my wife said exactly that about warm trim looking bad with cool gray field color. I just want to get away from the current ultrawhite, just tone down a bit but not too much. Shutters? I think we will someday, after we've finished the essentials. Of course, being picky, I don't want to just screw aluminum shutters that don't match window size on there, so might be a while given that real shutters & hardware are pricey. The suggestion about doing the sash black is good--that could look really sharp and make the windows pop a bit more until we can dress it up a bit more with shutters. Absolutely agreed on the landscaping solutions. Could be more varied and it would add a lot. THANK YOU for all your suggestions, such a helpful group & nice little corner of the internet....See More
We painted the "wrong" color on our house. Help!Comments (65)Seriously, I LOVE your blue house, and your house is why I would never ever move into a "community development". The Pink Hello Kitty house someone else has exhibited is too much, I'd agree -- but I'd basically tell new house guests -- if you reach Hello Kitty, you've gone too far, turn around and come back... Yes, a blue grey would work I'm sure. I don't have one to show you -- my current home is all grey with brown-red shutters and white trim. I like "Distance" and "Storm Cloud", in that order. PS: Your Boothbay Blue choice on your most recent post is also wonderful....See More
What should we do about the worn out brick on our home?Comments (2)The word you may be looking for is efflorescence, a white powdery scum that appears on masonry. But the placement of the spots makes me think it's not efflorescence. I would leave the shutters on. Removing them is going to expose holes where they were attached and shadows where they once were. There are lots of ways you could go with this. I would paint the vinyl (hardiplank?) gray to match the mortar between the bricks, paint the shutters and arches above the upper windows black, and for the door, either leave it as is, or a teal color, or an autumnal orange that goes well with the bricks (assuming I'm seeing the color of the bricks accurately). Since you just bought the house, live with it as is for a while and look around the neighborhood at what other people have done....See More
Hi We are building a home on the water, we want to paint our pilingsComments (2)You will have bad results trying to paint wooden pilings. They will wick moisture up the pilings and will assure that the paint fails by peeling. If you insist on putting a color coat on wooden pilings, you would have better results using a solid hide acrylic based ( non-oil ) house stain....See More
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