Project Overview

This house was built well before 1978 and so Lead Safe Painting Practices were used to repaint it.

The cedar shake siding is difficult to prepare and has to be done by hand to remove all the peeling paint.

The house was refinished in a gray, white and black exterior paint scheme.

Colors and Paint

Colors and Paint used. 

General Painting Process


  1. Prepare and replace all rotten wood.  On this house, we needed to replace several rotten boards including window sills and fascia boards.
  2. Wash house to remove dirt and grime
  3. Scrape by hand to remove all peeling paint
  4. Prime all bare areas
  5. Caulk all gaps and seams
  6. Apply paint with airless sprayer.  On this house, we back-brushed every square inch.
  7. Paint trim, shutters, and doors by hand.