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We're painting the house this Spring (Updated w/Pics)

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We're painting the house this Spring (Updated w/Pics)

Postby Schag » Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:50 pm

Well, we've chosen the paint colors that we're going to use on the house.
We plan on doing all the work ourselves. Especially since the four estimates that we got were between $2500 and $5500. (they were all smoking crack :roll: )
I hate to scrape paint, but I'll do whatever I have to to make the old home look nice.

Sherwin Williams paint...
Roycroft Brass (the darker green color) on all the wood trim parts of the house.
Roycraft Suede (the light tanish green color) on all the stucco.
Polished Mahogany on the windows. (Just the parts of the windows that open and close as well as the stiles that separate the glass)
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Re: We're painting the house this Spring

Postby S Melissa » Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:22 pm

Looks very pretty - the greens and the deep red will really make the house features stand out. Come on spring! :D
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Re: We're painting the house this Spring

Postby Greg » Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:03 pm

Very nice. I love that shade of green.
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Re: We're painting the house this Spring

Postby Sacto Diane » Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:49 pm

I just did my bungalow with Polished Mahogany as the color for all the trim and Rookwood Red for the sashes, brackets, etc. The body was Weathered Shingle. Since I have a shingled bungalow I thought that it was appropriate. (i did like to color though... :-) ). I was a switch going from a lighter scheme for the trim to something darker but I like the final result.

I think that the colors you have will work. I did paint a set of samples colors on the house and let it sit a couple of weeks to ensure that I liked the scheme. Easier to repaint a small patch as opposed to the whole house.

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Re: We're painting the house this Spring

Postby Mary Alice » Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:13 am

Very nice! I'm looking forward to seeing the outcome; I think it'll look great!

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Re: We're painting the house this Spring

Postby 1919house » Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:37 am

Very nice! I love the green!!

We are painting our house this spring/summer, too. Unfortunately, our bids have been in the $18,000 range. :shock: Just the trim. UGH! I'm not looking forward to it.

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Re: We're painting the house this Spring

Postby Civil War Seamstress » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:39 pm

Wow, at those quotes, I think I better get over myself and my fear of heights fast. I am going to be faced with some painting this year too...

Love the colors. Another webber used those colors on their house and it looked wonderful!!!

Happy painting.:D
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Re: We're painting the house this Spring

Postby whispertalos » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:44 pm

OH I like those colors.. think they go well with the brick!

Sounds like a lot of use will be painting this summer....can we have a "long distance" paint party?..lol
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Re: We're painting the house this Spring

Postby KJShea » Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:45 am

Love the colors!

I wish our estimate had been $5,000! I would have snapped it up in a heartbeat! They wanted $15,000 (10 years ago!) to paint our old boat and that was with just scrapping, priming and painting. We ended up heat stripping the whole nine yards and starting from nekked wood. My aversion to heights did nothing to help the project! *shiver*
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Re: We're painting the house this Spring

Postby Schag » Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:58 pm

Well, I finally got the last estimate....3 weeks after asking for it. :roll:
This guy was definitely smoking the crack pipe....he came in at over $10000 for doing the same thing that all the others estimated at between $2300 and $5500. :?

Well, we decided that we could do just as good a job as the "professionals" , even if it might take us longer to get it done.
We'll just bribe the neighbors with good beer and steak and have a painting party when it gets warmer this Spring. :wink:

$10,000???? :lol: :lol: :lol: :evil:
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