There’s been a lot of planning to get to this point but it’s all happening now! Well… on the outside anyway.
After tossing up whether to render, bag or paint the brickwork on the exterior we decided to keep the texture and paint the brick directly – the bonus is, this is a much more cost effective option. After 5 sample pot tests on the brick wall in the front yard, we decided we had to go dark! Our initial light grey choices looked too ‘washed out’ in full sun. Our choice – Taubmans“Mojo” – we love it! We also love the contrast the dark colour creates against the white casement windows. After gurneying the exterior, and a hit with an anti-mould treatment, we were ready to spray. While the scaffold is up, and before all the new windows are installed, we wanted to make sure the bulk of the exterior was sprayed. We used Taubmans 3-in-1 undercoat, then two coats of Taubmans Endure Exterior low sheen.
We’ve been living with a tarp over our heads whilst the boys straighten the roof frame and frame up the new roof over the deck. They also framed up a new gable on the western side of the front facade – which really adds to the street appeal and helps to break up the flat ‘brick box’ look.