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« on: April 11, 2007 11:27:03 AM »

My husband and I are renovating our house, and getting ready to put on an addition. He bought the house in 2001 and started renovating it soon after. With all of the renovations, the exterior looked a little busy with brick, vinyl siding and wooden siding. To remedy this, we decided to paint the whole exterior.

Since everyone loves a before and after, I have two. The before pictures were taken soon after he purchased it and the afters were taken at the end of last month.

You can click here for a larger view, but this is the front.


And here's the back. Here it is larger.


Paint colors are on my blog.

I hope to post some mid-renovation kitchen pictures soon, but that will be in interior decorating.
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2007 11:47:17 AM »

To answer your title: yes, why not?

I definitely like the after pictures better. Looks more put together. Red doors = very nice. Once your grass is fixed it would be gorgeous.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2007 11:57:34 AM »

Thanks for the comment.  It drives my husband (ane me too) crazy that our yard doesn't look like a golf course.  We decided to put off any resodding until after we put the large addition on the house.  I'm sure that the construction traffic would tear it up anyway.
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2007 03:26:09 PM »

looks great.   a neighbor of mine painted his brick house yellow and my mom and i both think it is the most beautiful house.  esp since i love yellow.  it almost makes me wish my brick house weren't soooo huge--it could sure use a paint job.
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2007 03:34:24 PM »

Did you use the same paint on the brick and the siding?  (That is siding on part of the back right?)

My siblings and I were thinking of painting our dad's house, he has vinyl siding and some brick so I was curious if you had to buy separate paint for each surface as I assumed you did.
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2007 08:01:08 PM »

Thanks for the comments!  Supermedic, I was concerned about painting the brick, but I LOVE the way it turned out. It really unifies the look of the house.

Artisticnightmare (love your user name), we used the same paint for the whole exterior, but when we renovated, we replace the vinyl/aluminium siding with a composite siding.  I'm sure that's not what you wanted to hear.  Long story short... we used the same paint; and exterior Behr paint.  I could be wrong, but you would most likely have to use a different paint for metal siding.  I would ask a paint shop (Sherwin Williams or Rainbow, not Home Depot or Lowes) before I committed to a paint purchase.  Of course, there is always a coat of primer, which should allow a paint to stick to (almost) anything.
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2007 02:50:46 PM »

Wow! What a difference a coat of paint makes, huh? And your color combo is so classy. I love painted brick.  Smiley

I'm a big fan of Behr paint too.
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2007 10:13:58 PM »

I grew up in a house with a red door... and I have always had a soft spot for them. Looks really great!
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2010 01:11:56 AM »

I love what you've done on your house..It is great and beautiful..I'm planning also to do something on my house especially my siding repair. Could you suggest me something or someone who can help me out??

I've already read many articles and watched couple of videos, so far i got some details at http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xeh96c_siding-repair-houston-8665935222_people . It provides essential information regarding siding repair and home improvements.

However, I still need more details before finalizing my plan. Thanks in advance:)
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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2010 09:51:26 AM »

Hi Rousella.  We used hardi-plank siding in 4x8 sheets.  Since our house is old, it was difficult to make the cuts correctly because the house isn't square.  My husband did a great job with this!  Since this post, we have added a large addition on our house.  You can see more at my blog, www.elinglenn.blogspot.com.

I'm sorry that I'm not more help with resources. Lucky for me, my husband knows how to do all of these things.  He is a theatrical Technical Director so he is great with building things. Let me know if you have any specific questions and I'll do my best to answer them.
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