Day-by-day journal of an exterior painting project
Read an account of what it’s like to have your exterior painted by CertaPro Painters:
This was our 16-year old home prior to CertaPro coming to paint our exterior.
Friday, September 18 – Color consultation with Kate:
Met with Kate Rafoth, CertaPro’s designer to help me choose colors for the outside of my home. Kate asked lots of questions about how I wanted the home to feel, and we came up with several color palettes that I liked.
Saturday, September 25 – Powerwashing:
Painters arrived at 8:15am to power wash the exterior. I was nervous because I had still not chosen my final exterior colors. The painters assured me that the final colors wouldn’t be needed for another few days. In the meantime, Ray, the Job Site Supervisor asked me for some of colors I was pondering about and bought and applied some color samples so I could see what they looked like in the light and shadows of our home, before I made my final choice.
Sunday, September 26 – Home is left to dry:
No work is done. Our home is left to dry from the power washing.
Monday, September 28:
The crew arrived at 8am and began preparing the house (“prepping) by removing the downspouts, sanding and repairing the rotted trim boards with PVC trim.
Tuesday, September 29 – Due to rain last night, house is still too wet to paint:
Ray calls me to tell me that they won’t be able to work today because rain the previous night. He explains that the wood of the house would be too wet to paint.
Wednesday, September 30 – Friday, October 1st – Painting begins:
The painters arrive at 8:30am and get right to work putting plastic over the windows, spraying the house and then back-rolling it. The color of the home we chose was Sherwin Williams Alabaster and it is a stark contrast to the gray/green we had on the home before. I get a little nervous because the contrast between the two colors is so different than what I’m used to.