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Resene Acorn was used on window frames and Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Spanish White on window surroundsRejuvenating trims, joinery and accents can have a positive effect on the appearance of your home as discovered by John Russell. His exterior paint scheme involved repainting the interior windows and window frames while leaving the original sound house colour as is.

In addition to the window repainting, the original cracked front concrete deck was removed and a stained wooden deck added in its place, while the original front door was replaced and joined by stained glass, and the French doors into the lounge were also replaced.

The most difficult part of the job was removing the original gloss paint. A paint scraper was used initially then all the crevices in the frames had to be sanded back by hand generally down to bare wood. An orbital sander was used at the end to ensure the sanding was even.

To rejuvenate the exterior, Resene Lumbersider satin acrylic tinted to Resene Acorn was used on window frames and Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Spanish White on window surrounds. Resene Spanish White in a gloss finish was used on the front door and French doors.

Resene Acorn was used on window frames and Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Spanish White on window surrounds   Exterior Photo

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Resene Acorn Resene Spanish White

A very simple but effective paint job, completely enhancing the look of the house.

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Thanks to John.



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