Painting the first part of the house continued.

 
First section of the house to be completed
First section of the house to be completed
 

I have now completed the painting of the first section of the house. The Rockcote Ecostyle topcoat went on really well, two coats and that was that. We used a British paint colour called Lemon Souffle for the weatherboards,  Manor Red to match the gutters around the windows, and white for the window frames.

weatherboards with Rockcote ecostyle topcoat

weatherboards with Rockcote ecostyle topcoat

The Oikos specified two coats of top coat but this was a little translucent and needed three. The Manor Red around the outside of the window frames could have done with another one if you were really being fussy. It goes on really easily and cuts in on the window edges very well.

First coat of Manor Red

First coat of Manor Red

All in all we are very pleased with the result. Lots of stripping and painting to go though.

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