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Richard Front Entrance Paint And Stain

A little prep goes a long way!

Richard wanted to freshen up the front entrance of his Forest Hill home.


The front door was sun baked


The trim had started to peel.


The railings were beaten up.


The deck was weather worn.



And the siding had started to fail.

1. Prep:

In order to bring the wood back to life, there was some serious prep that had to get done.


We scraped and sanded off all loose and peeling paint.


We caulked the cracks around the door frame



Sanded down the deck.


And we power sanded the heck out of the siding. Richard knew that the wood underneath wasn't in the greatest shape, and couldn't be perfect, but we did our best and it looks a lot better than before.

2. Products we used:


For the front door we used Benjamin Moore Aura Semi Gloss Exterior Acrylic Latex. We matched the Farrow and Ball Colour "Pitch Black".



For the trim around the windows and the siding we used Benjamin Moore Aura Low Lustre Exterior Acrylic Latex. We matched the colour, Tuscany Brown, from their window manufacturer, Loewen Windows.


For the railings, risers and stringers, we matched the same Tuscany Brown in Benjamin Moore Arbourcoat Exterior Stain.


For the flat boards of the deck, we used Benjamin Moore Arbourcoat Opaque Stain again, this time, we matched the Farrow and Ball colour "Mole's Breath".

Stay tuned!! This is a job in progress!

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Finished door.


Lemonade out of lemons.


My favourite part!


Beautiful contrast on the steps.

Need any painting done?

If you are in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, and you need some exterior painting done and would like a free quote, give Brian at Enlighten Contracting a call at 416-985-5483. You can also check out our reviews at www.enlightencontracting.com.