Rhett DeVine (ambiguous_yeti) wrote in saucyhelp,

Exterior House Help!

Okay Saucies! I have a question for you, after I do a little explaining!

My mother's house is in dire need of a paint job, and while I'm living in it I'm giving her a helping hand by doing all the work that's required.

The house is about 70 years old, but we'd like to make the outside match the inside - colourful, welcoming and fun!

The house is in pretty bad shape right now, and with running a daycare from the house I haven't had much time to do anything other than try to keep the weeds in the flower beds under control and mow the lawn.

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This is (obviously) the front of the house. I'll be fixing the parging, and front steps (re-cementing them, and sealing them - I can't afford to knock them out and build wooden ones at the moment)

Now the roof has been recently (last 5 years) redone, and we - of course - are trying to find colours that match the blue shingles.

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Side of the house, better view of the shingle colour - I looked to see if HomeDepot still had them on their website but apparently they do not.

However, they're about this shade of blue -
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If you'll excuse the kid peeking out the window, you'll see the window frames and storm windows need a LOT of work (I have glass to replace in several of them).

And lastly (for pictures) are colours -
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These are colours we had thrown around for the exterior of the house.

And here are my questions:
1) Do you think painting the stucco a colour (instead of white/off white) is a good idea? If yes, what colours would you suggest?
2) What is your suggestion for the window frames and storm windows - same colour? Different colour? Coloured frame, white storm windows?
3) What other colours would you suggest? Keeping in mind I plan to use only Behr paints (you can look at their colour samples on their website. If you find a colour you think I should look at PLEASE leave me the name and the number/code so the next time I'm in HomeDepot I can grab the actual colour samples.

This project is going to be a HUGE undertaking (probably all summer) so I don't want to do it wrong!
Tags: color, doors, exterior, fixing/disguising, outdoor_areas, paint, repair, windows
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