Saturday, July 16, 2016

Last Stages of Painting the DV - Summer 2016


The last stages of painting our house is underway, but this responsibility has been entrusted to experienced professional St Marys' painter Eric Voermans. I can handle many repairs, but I know my limits; vertigo is one of them. Facia, soffit, brackets, sawn scroll work, bargeboard, finials, are all outside my comfort zone because they are 20 to 26 feet above terra firma. 

Eric's process is to first go all around the house, scraping, sanding and priming. 
Then, go around again to paint. 
Four colours will be used.

Day 1: Eric started with the front corner of the north face and made his way to the back.

Day 2: Here he is ending the northern face on the narrower portion of the house (aka the servants' quarters).

Day 3: He started on  the eastern face of the servants' quarters.

Day 4: He made his way around to the south side of the servants quarters.

Stay tuned for Eric's progress on the DV.

3 comments:

Stacy @ BlakeHillHouse said...

Wow! I love it. It is looking beautiful.

The Dusty Victorian said...

Hello Stacy,
Thank you so much. Unfinished projects weight on my mind and getting this part done feels so good.
I just started following BlackHillHouse on Facebook. Looking forward to seeing your own projects.
Much success.
Cheers,
Anyes
xx

Stacy @ BlakeHillHouse said...

Thanks for following! Unfinished projects are rough. We have plenty around our house too. It can be unsettling. :)