English settlers originally built traditional houses and apartments on Cape Cod in the 17th century. Shaped after wooden dwellings in England, the modest square or rectangular wooden house usually featured a central fireplace, four small rooms, a sloping roof with side skirts, windows, and dormers. It was built for function and practicality, with little adornment. Modern plans of Cape Cod origin have been modified for convenience, but maintain the essential elements of design and external appearance. The traditional colors of Cape Cod homes were derived from the building materials available locally and reflect the landscape and regional climate. Cool shades of slate blue and gray remain the most popular colors for the Cape Cod home or cottage. The painting of his house Cape Code in traditional colors lives up to his style and architectural heritage.
1 Prepare your home for painting the screens, removing the storm doors, and anything else that will not be painted. Protect nearby vegetation with tarps. Using a spatula, hot air gun, or hard wire brush, remove all loose paint. Remove and replace loose nails. Thoroughly clean all surfaces with a high-pressure hose or low-pressure pressure wash attachment. Make sure the house is completely dry before you start painting.
2 Choose the colors of the house paint. The primary color of the coating will be the most observed color from a distance. Inspire yourself in the colors of the attractive surrounding houses. A building development with Cape Cod housing in Tempe, Arizona can be painted very different shades of homes in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
The traditional palette comes from the last cold blue of the color spectrum, and the colors are typically muted. Tones of precious stones and warm colors such as bright yellow, orange and red are untraditional for the home of Cape Cod.
3 Paint your house up and down, starting with pediments, then the main siding, windows, moldings, and doors. While spraying paint or lamination may seem to be a time saver, it is not the best option to produce a durable finish. The action of agitation and paint pressure in its coating and finishing improves the adhesion. His painting will last much longer, saving time, money and labor in the long term.