Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Siding Update

Siding update?

Well, it looks pretty ugly around here:

I'm about two-thirds done with the east facade (front) of the house. Most of the old paint is solidly on the siding (for which I'm grateful), but there are some problem areas, as one can see. Yes, I'm way behind where I had imagined I would be. I'm trying not to care too much. As long as any side I've started gets finished before snow flies? Progress.

Not everything is going smoothly. This photo is under the soffit over the front door:

Water damage has created enough dry rot and warping that painting over this again is a bad idea. This is also above both my skill set and my available tools. So I will call a carpenter to help work this out with fresh lumber.

I am happy with the colors I chose. I threw some paint on the back side of the house just to test drive. I like what I see:

Of course, the greens make the current color look even more pinky-lavender. Gross. Seeing the new colors up is a good incentive to keep scraping. Incentive is needed, since it's been hot, humid, and generally unpleasant around here.

On the upside (and in the indoors), the bathroom has been coming along. Look for an update on that room soon!


  1. I feel your painting pain. I am one with you in this. It will feel so, so good when it's done. Not just because it will look better, but because it's good for your house. The only thing that got me through ours last summer was knowing that it wasn't just cosmetic. The siding needed to be maintained. Cheering you on from miles away!

    1. Thanks, Rita. It really helps to know I have a cheering section. It's slow going, but I'm very anxious about doing this part right. I don't want to have to do it again any time soon!

  2. Wow, that is SO weird how the green paint swatches make the old paint look SO pink! CRAZY! It looks so beige-y in the other pic.

    Of course, I'd be the one person on the block that would WANT to paint my house pink! Now, if only I can get Mike on board with that one.....hee!

    1. I think a pink house done right would be fantastic, and I'd even help you talk Mike into it. :) The original paint color of my house, however, isn't that. It's just wishy-washy. It's weird how well the pinky undertones get really noticeable, isn't it?