Behr provided the paint for this post, but all opinions are my own.
Everyday I’m shufflin’ – – Everyday I’m Paintin’ Trim. The painting on our house-in progress has just begun.
We’re not actually to a painting point yet, but we ARE to the roofing point, and to puton the roof you have to put on the trim boards that run right along the roof. It’s tons easier to pre-paint the boards, have them ready, and then put them up on the house. I had them out in the yard, with a paint and drying system set up to make it go easier.
I used Behr Premium Plus Ultra in the color Ultra Pure White. And that’s what it was – pure white. If you’re looking for a pure white, real white white, this is exactly what you need. I’m so glad someone recommended it for a pure white color, it’s just what I was looking for. The paint goes on so smooth and perfect. I’m a huge fan of Behr!
As we build our own house, we’re trying to make the effort to involve the kiddos and painting is a great project that they can participate in. If they’re younger, I have them paint the end of the board that I’m not working on, and then I go back over their work as I make my way down the board. One day I had one helper, the next day another. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen some of these behind-the-scenes pics.
Trevor actually started on the roofing when I was out of town and so to jump right in to his project, he put up unpainted boards on the front. So along that run I am painting the boards after they were hung instead of before. The makeshift ladder worked perfectly 🙂
Our next big decision is what color to paint the house – the porch area will have cedar plank siding and then the bump out section will be painted. At first we were thinking cream, but then we looked at red and it looks really good as a barn look, but I’m not sure that’s what I want. I also want to try dark gray. I’ve got several Behr samples I’m going to try out and I’ll keep ya posted.