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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!

Stoneybrook Wallcovering Installation in Northfield

Jolene and I are excited about a new wallcovering material which we installed in the new Occupational Clinic at 710 South Division Street in Northfield. Stoneybrook paper comes in many colors and is simple for an experienced paperhanger to install. I have been hanging wallpaper since about 1989.

Jolene was able to find a color to go with the new carpet. While it does cost a little more than other wallpapers, this “torn” paper effect has real depth, will cover problem walls, and is very easy to repair. No more seams to deal with, either.

Because it is hand made to order, Stoneybrook paper must be ordered about a month in advance of installation. Careful Painting sells and installs Stoneybrook papers in the Northfield, Rochester and Mankato areas.