Assessment: This homeowner was pleased to be referred to LIME, as there were custom coatings and thorough prep on the home that needed to be done. LIME initially noticed that the trim had multiple stain products on the house in different finishes from semi-solid to semi-transparent. As it had been over ten years since its last service, the wood was exposed to the elements. The board and batten and Tudor siding had also not been sealed with caulking in all “Standard LIME” areas, such as where the board and batten meet. We noticed woodpeckers had taken a liking to the fascia around the house, so we had to fill and sand those prior to coating. With a color change in order, we identified other coatable surfaces that would truly transform the home, including the manufactured windows, metal railings, and stone vents.
Advice: Due to the nature of the type of siding, LIME took a generous amount of time “water sealing” the home. LIME ran beads of thick elastomeric caulk in these seams to not only ensure a water seal, but to also leave a custom and professional finish. Because the wood was previously stained, there were many large cracks that we caulked to ensure that there could be no points of entry for premature paint failure. We then applied a heavy coat of Sherwin Williams Duration paint, but because of the bare and textured nature of some of the trim, after spraying we back rolled the paint into the substrate to ensure that there was proper adhesion. The homeowner’s desire was to change the color scheme to neutral, but with current forest green accented windows and metal railings, some additional coatings would be needed. LIME was happy to help! A three-step process to paint the windows was required. First, we lightly sanded the aluminum window frame, then primed with a bonding primer, and finally applied a top coat with a direct to metal paint. This process allowed for the windows to have integrity and fulfilled the homeowner’s request! Now everyone who visited would not only admire the views, but also the lasting impression of the freshly LIMED home!