Assessment: The first thing noticed on this home is that it is a Park Hill beauty! It’s hard coat concrete base body was previously, painted but Lime noticed it was not prepped correctly in the past. This resulted in flaking paint in many areas throughout the home and a lot of scraping for the Lime crewman! A large stucco retaining wall had been cracked at a vertical seam leaving it exposed to potential moisture damage. This home also had an addition to the home that was sided with a traditional stucco but had not been previously painted leaving the porous substrate exposed to the elements and susceptible to cracking.
Advise: With the extensive flaking of paint it was necessary to scrape all failed paint after a thorough powerwash (standard with a Lime project). Lime then ensured that the failed areas would not be weak spots moving forward, so Lime applied a restoration primer over the exposed substrate. It was pivotal to also prime the edges of the still adhered paint as the primer would act as a bonding agent to hold the failed areas together. Lime took the time to apply new stucco to areas that needed it such as the cracked retaining wall, the horizontal ledge of the patio wall and sporadic areas on the body. A premium exterior paint in Duration by Sherwin Williams was used as the top coat. Once prepped correctly the top coat paint is able to resist moisture penetration better than a standard paint and adhere to an ideal profile. A beautiful color change restored the curb appeal of this beautiful Park Hill corner lot!