Today the painters showed up to do the painting for real. They started out with cutting in on the edges, then masking everything off and spraying the soffits and trim, then filling in the first coat of the primary color.
So far, looks nice.
Still need to paint the window sills white, which was seemingly lost in communication. But the whole house still needs its first coat and then the second coat.
I learned that I’m also getting the front door painted, so I had to pick a color. Uhhh… white. Pure white, not the off white being used elsewhere. I clarified that the hardware would be taken off and the door would be sanded first, otherwise I would do that myself. I also made a quick purchase of a satin nickel peephole to replace the faded brass one currently on the door. That will match with the other trim pieces, including new stainless steel cover plates on the front of the house and the house numbers being shipped by foot. Seriously. You can buy the numbers from Amazon for $50 each and get them with Prime shipping, or buy them for $15 from WayFair and get them in… 8-10 weeks! Yeah, I’ll save the $100+, I can wait. But, I can’t really wait. They are going to look fucking awesome.