Thursday, June 13, 2013

Summer Spruce Up: Shutters Painted

We've had so much rain lately, but as the weather permits I've been painting the exterior front when I can. I started with the shutters, which were a medium gray, slightly darker than the siding.

I'm not sure if they were that color when the house was built or if they've faded over the years, but I wanted them to stand out a bit more and decided to paint them almost black.
The chosen color is called Cracked Pepper by Behr. Below you can compare the difference before and with just a single coat of the new color. The paint is still wet here, so it doesn't appear as dark.
And here they are with two coats and dried.
Not a huge change, but definitely a fresh pick-me-up from before. I am pleased with the result.
Next, I'm working on painting the wood column and rails at the front entrance. Stay tuned.


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