After some back and forth over color Careful Painting recently repainted this living area on 13th Street NW in Faribault. The grays selected looked good upstairs but washed out on the main floor. The many large windows in the living spaces required that our client find a deeper gray to get the look she desired. We looked at the Affinity palette but finally settled on the warmer, “organic” Eagle Rock, Benjamin Moore 1469, in the Aura matte finish. The Eagle has landed!
Bill Bremer and Dan Boykin called me to touch-up some water stains on the ceiling of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Cannon Falls last week. The church was built in 1866.
There is a rope hanging from the ceiling that they still use to ring the bell. Interestingly, the rope came out of a metal tube in the ceiling. I suppose the tube is there so that the rope doesn’t catch on anything.Well, when the wind blows from the right direction, water will travel down the rope and stain the ceiling and walls.
After protecting the carpet and adjacent walls, I scaled a 20 ft ladder and sealed the damage with fast drying oil primer. After allowing the primer to dry I was able to touch-up using some of the original paint from the last time the church was painted. Hopefully the wind won’t blow that way again for a long while!
Our client wanted to update his country home after his recent marriage. The house had been painted gray with charcoal trim.
Our client’s new wife is from the East Coast, and wanted a more contemporary look. Plus, the house needed staining, and the old alkyd stain supported quite a bit of mildew growth. Continue reading Arborcoat rocks Lonsdale exterior staining project