We started this large exterior kind of late in the season. We Worked with Brena from Nordic Bison Interior designs. She picked the colors and specified the lime wash on the brick. We had never done limewash before.
We removed all shutters, storms and brought to our shop for prep and paint and some repairs. They are the original shutters and they are close to 100 years old. The first 3 photos are “before” pics.
We powerwashed siding and brick. Prepped all window sash (prime, glaze, caulk). Replaced some of the fascia where gutters attach as much of them were rotted. One problem with working on an old house is all the wood pieces are “true.” A 1”x6” is actually 1”x6”. Today they are 1’x5 1/2” so we had to buy 1”x8” and rip down to 1”x6”. A few pieces of cedar siding needed to be replaced and some resecured. We primed all new wood and applied 2 coats 100% acrylic paint.
The Lime wash the interesting part. We spray applied and backbrushed. We watched a few Youtube videos to get some ideas. Some people apply the Limewash and then gently “hose off” some of it. Brena decided that we would let it weather naturally. I think it came out pretty well. All that was left after that was install shutters and storms and some touch ups.