We were finally ready to start painting. But first, A couple of minor details. We had to pick the colors so this involved a bunch of different samples and some test swatches to see how it looks against the brick. We also needed to test how well the paint wood it here to the PVC to see if we needed to prime it or not, so an adhesion test was done.
Although the PVC trim was able to take paint directly, the existing would need to be primed. Before I can do that, I thought it best to cover my neighbors car, as I was pretty sure she did not want her car to be primed with my house.
In order to keep paint drips off of the brick, something that previous professional painters did not bother with, we attach some drop cloths to the front of the house. These actually blew out slightly from the base which provided very good coverage in trapping all of the drips of paint. With the priming done we’re ready to start painting the colors. We started with the base color, sort of a tan, called Abby Stone. An interesting painting accessory, was this little paint cup that along with a nice handle and liners, it had a magnet on the backside which will hold the brush for you when you want to change hands or just take a break.
With the basecoat done, it was time to start the accent color which was a dark blue, known as secret society.
With the façade done, we could start taking down the scaffolding, and as we went down the front of the house, paint the window frames of the downstairs windows. The attic windows we actually could do for the roof or from inside the attic itself. Before we could take the last top bit of scaffold down we had to finish the last piece of trim which had been backordered.
The scaffold got stacked up in the gangway, and we were able to paint the front door using regular ladders.