Refresh Your Home Exterior With a Fresh Coat of Paint

Thursday, June 10, 2021


This spring, Lakeside Painting headed to Lake Beulah in East Troy, Wisconsin to refresh a home exterior with a fresh coat of paint. For this job, the homeowner wanted us to match the color of the existing paint, but also clean the exterior and treat contaminants that had developed over time.

As you will see in before and after photos in the slideshow, the new coating gave the home a huge upgrade. The new coat of deep blue paint refreshed the home's previously weathered coating.

What we love about this project is that exterior's new look proves that you can give your home have a fresh, modern appearance without any major color changes or cosmetic remodeling. This is something to keep in mind for your home's next exterior project.

Cleaning and Preparing the Home Exterior

While this lake home and garage didn't have any major structural damage, it did develop some mildew over time. So, Lakeside Painting's paint professionals chemically treated any visible mildew, then powerwashed the home exterior to clean and prepare the surface for coating. We also hand-scraped and sanded any loose paint and caulk as part the preparation, and applied new caulk where necessary.

All exposed surfaces were spotprimed. We did this both to seal the surface but also to guarantee the top coat's proper adherence to the substrate (the wood siding).

Painting the House and Garage's Exterior

Again, the homeowner had us match the previous coating's color. Even in its time-weathered state, one could tell that the previous coating had been quite attractive, and we certainly understood why the homeowner wanted a fresh coat of that paint.

To achieve a nice, even finish, Lakeside's team applied two coats of 100% acrylic paint to the home and garage exteriors. We also applied two coats of white acrylic paint to the home's soffits. After drying, we painted the soffits with one coat of clear wood sealer to protect it from the elements.

The before and after photos are night and day. Ultimately, we were just as pleased as our customer with the results of the new coatings.

If you're looking to refresh your home interior with different paint looks, get in touch with us by email at info@lakesidepainting.com or by phone at 262-642-9445.

And remember: summer is the best time to apply garage floor coatings.

Refresh Your Home Exterior With a Fresh Coat of Paint
Refresh Your Home Exterior With a Fresh Coat of Paint
Refresh Your Home Exterior With a Fresh Coat of Paint
Refresh Your Home Exterior With a Fresh Coat of Paint
Refresh Your Home Exterior With a Fresh Coat of Paint
Refresh Your Home Exterior With a Fresh Coat of Paint
Refresh Your Home Exterior With a Fresh Coat of Paint
Refresh Your Home Exterior With a Fresh Coat of Paint
Refresh Your Home Exterior With a Fresh Coat of Paint
Refresh Your Home Exterior With a Fresh Coat of Paint
Refresh Your Home Exterior With a Fresh Coat of Paint
Refresh Your Home Exterior With a Fresh Coat of Paint

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