All posts by Mark Lange

Three Story Passive Solar w Diagonal Cedar Siding

After having some of the cedar siding replaced, the owner of this passive solar masterpiece on Peterson Drive in Northfield hired Careful Painting to stain the siding. The new cedar was primed with oil primer last fall; This spring I washed the house, and removed some mildew. Old caulk was removed and loose stain on the top edge of the diagonal siding was scraped off and the bare wood primed. I caulked wherever water could enter, and used two part epoxy wood filler to fill a few holes. Finally a fresh coat of Benjamin Moore Arborcoat solid acrylic stain “Stonehedge” was applied.

Faribault living area lands on Benjamin Moore “Eagle Rock” 1469

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!

Water Damaged Ceiling in Cannon Falls

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!

Nat Historic PlacqueEpiscopal Church of the Redeemer