Exterior Prep and Painting

Project: Victorian Restoration, Episode 6, Part 4



Bob joins contractor Charlie Tomaszewski on the third floor of the main house to install an ODL tubular skylight to help brighten what will eventually be an office. Also, Bob takes a look at how the new triangular peak windows from Pella were installed.

Outside, a team from Harraseeket Restoration, Inc. is installing new copper gutters and roofing on the addition connecting the main house and the barn. Finally, painting gets underway on the backside of the main house.
Part 1: Skylight and Gable Window Installation
Part 2: Installing Standing-Seam Copper Roofing
Part 3: Installing Copper Gutters
Part 4: Exterior Prep and Painting
Bob talks with Al Roberta, who is painting the Victorian project house. The house needed a lot of prep work before painting could begin. Al is using an oil-based primer from Sherwin Williams that will both seal the house, giving it a nice hard shell, and also act as a stain-blocking agent (the new cedar shingles have a tendency to bleed).

Al is applying the primer with either a small 3-inch roller or with a cutting brush. The finish coat is a latex topcoat. It's a Sherwin Williams Duration product that goes on twice as thick as conventional paint. The topcoat is rolled and back-brushed and, weather-permitting, the job should take three weeks.
Located just five miles from downtown Boston, Bob's scouts discovered a Victorian-era house in a neighborhood of family homes on tree-lined streets that was past due for a full-scale renovation.

The home's new owners, a work-at-home family, have set goals to modernize the home's floor plan, update the building's mechanical and electrical systems, and add home office and work spaces for two busy professionals.

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