We have an idea about refinishing the house and creating a new look. Seems that the house and garage were stained yellow when built in 1995 and have not been touched since. A month ago we had the buildings washed. Then E picked out some colors which we tried out in small places. Then we adjusted the choices.
It took the two of us about four or five days net to do the whole garage. Weather stretched out the gross time allocated by a few days. We had a lot of ladder moving to go along with sanding, filling, and painting three coats. The prime coat was soaked in quickly but decided against a second prime coat and went straight to the finish coat of Ben Moore Exterior Hot Springs Stone, if I recall correctly. The doors are getting a light color of Salmon Stream.
The test run on the garage is complete and here are some before and after photos. So far, we are satisfied.
This is the end state. Before, the doors were dark green and the trim was a washed off yellow/natural.
Before washing and painting and during the lush garden time of July, it didn't look too bad.
The house will get similar treatment. The front door is repainted with salmon color. A new storm door is to be installed shortly. The hand rails are coming down. They are newly painted just because the old brown color was so unattractive.
Note roving garden gnome/lawn ornament! When the flower beds die off, a lot of color is lost.
Before we painted the garage, we went for a short sail, our first together on Averisera since Sept 2014. It was a nice day on Nantucket Sound. We went home and had champagne.
Pretty Wychmere Harbor in the Fall of 2016.