All posts by Mark Lange

WEndWood Cabot Weathering Stain 3244 “Silver Gray”

Working with silver pigment weathering stain and silver semi-solid stain, MARK LANGE of Careful Painting puts the final touches on an all cedar house in the WENDWOOD subdivision of Northfield…The area was hit hard by the tornado of September, 2018 causing this property to be void of all the shade trees near the house…The owners elected to design and build a 6’x18’ pergola in 2019 with canopies and blinds on their 12’x21’ deck for shade…Next, the owners called for Mark in the spring of 2019 to give them a proposal for refurbishing the entire house…He explained that it would either be late fall or early spring of 2020…They patiently waited for his workmanship as they had heard very positive vibes about Mark…Work was completed on June 1, 2020…Their comments in the end…”Everything about the entire project was as expected”!!!…😊

~~~Don & Bebe Diehl
5540 Endwood Trail, Northfield, MN 55057
Applying Silver Gray Weathering Stain to railings…West Side
Cabot 3244 Silver Gray
This oil stain imparts a natural weathered-gray appearance
Diehl Pergola
New pergola designed by Don Diehl around canvas awnings to replace shade trees downed by 2018 tornados

Metropolitan AF-690 Color of the Year 2019!

I recently applied this calming and simply elegant gray throughout a recently purchased 1920’s craftsman style home on Decker Ave west of Northfield. The new owners and I were very happy about how the original pine trim showed up against the Metropolitan in Aura eggshell finish! We also used Cloud White OC-130 in the stairwells and upstairs, and Soft Fern 2144-40 in the study.

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.