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Old 05-15-2013, 08:30 AM   #16
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I sort of sloppy masked your photo and used the Benjamin Moore visualizer to show you what the colors might look like in place. For some reason the software was misbehaving and would not let me mask the eaves. I would do them the same color as you choose for the garage door.

The colors I chose are from the Benjamin Moore Color Preview Collection which includes the Historical Collection. They were:

HC-122 Great Barrington Green
HC-123 Kennebunkport Green
2120-20 Black Iron

The complete list of colors easyrgb.com kicked out with 4 closest matches (gave me a starting point) were:

RGB 113-121-94

Sherwin Williams
SW 6180 - Oakmoss
SW 6179 - Artichoke
SW 6194 - Basil
SW 6186 - Dried Thyme

Benjamin Moore
HC-122 - Great Barrington Green
HC-126 - Avon Green
HC-112 - Tate Olive
HC-109 - Sussex Green

RGB 165-176-137

Sherwin Williams
SW 6430 - Great Green
SW 6437 - Haven
SW 6423 - Ryegrass
SW 6178 - Clary Sage

Benjamin Moore
HC-118 - Sherwood Green
HC-115 - Georgian Green
2140-30 - Rosemary Sage
HC-123 - Kennebunkport Green

RGB 48-48-48

Sherwin Williams
SW 6990 - Caviar
SW 6258 -
SW 6258 - Tricorn Black
SW 6991 - Black Magic

Benjamin Moore
2120-10 - Jet Black
EXT RM 1 - Black
INT RM 12 - Black
2129-10 - Midnight Dream

I need to get my hands on stain chart before recommending a color for the cedar. I loaned mine out and none have come back.
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So on to the new cedar elements and the old deck. Is there a coat of stain on the decking now? I cannot really tell but looks like their may be a dark grey semi-solid? When was it last stained? And the new cedar trellis, solid fence and lattice privacy screen have nothing on them yet at all correct?

And by the way, before I forget. If you like the greens picked for the back of the house I would be tempted to use the darker green for the trim elsewhere on the house and the bluish-charcoal gray for the shutters if you replace them. When it comes time to paint. I already mentioned carrying the color of the garage door up to the eaves, downspouts, etc.
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If it were me I would just paint those shutters black and call it a day.
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So on to the new cedar elements and the old deck. Is there a coat of stain on the decking now? I cannot really tell but looks like their may be a dark grey semi-solid? When was it last stained? And the new cedar trellis, solid fence and lattice privacy screen have nothing on them yet at all correct?

And by the way, before I forget. If you like the greens picked for the back of the house I would be tempted to use the darker green for the trim elsewhere on the house and the bluish-charcoal gray for the shutters if you replace them. When it comes time to paint. I already mentioned carrying the color of the garage door up to the eaves, downspouts, etc.
The deck is going to receive minimal touch up since it is going to be completed replaced. Thanks anyway.
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Alright then. My work is soon done! I still cannot remember who has my stain samples so picked two from the internet. The vertical one is for Cabot semi-solids and the second is for Sikkens Semi-Transparent. You should also look at those of Ben Moore and Sherwin Williams.

Back up a few posts to the graphic I showed of your options for sealing and staining wood from the standpoint of what type of stain to use.

You should get something on the new cedar trellis, lattice wind/privacy break, and fence sooner rather than later. I know it sounds great to let cedar age naturally but there are two many variables for it to do so uniformly and later on you are forced to more dramatic stain options to blend in areas or different grades of cedar to each other.

You could clear seal and clear coat it with a Sikkens two part system. The next step up is a sealer with minimal amount of pigment in it. Moving to a semi-transparent product allows you to balance out color differences or introduce subtle color shifts. The majority of the wood grain and color will stil show through. In your case you might think about a bit of deep green to pull from the new trim color or even a gray. Or add some red to tie in with the brickwork.

If you are replacing the deck I guess there is no reason to do much to it. I do not like using solid stains on decks but you could get a season or two out of it. Sem-solid might hold up better but that deck looks to be in pretty rough shape.
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Steven, you have been super. Many decisions yet to be made but your information has given us valuable information. Since you have become a part of our project I will keep you informed. Our best to you and yours.

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I love this house. Such charm and character. Wish I had your landscaper.
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I love this house. Such charm and character. Wish I had your landscaper.
I just bet there might be one that would fit your needs, goals, little owned piece of the Earth, and personality in the directories of either:

APLD - Association of Professional Landscape Designers
http://www.apld.com/

ASLA - Association of Landscape Architects
http://www.asla.org/

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I love this house. Such charm and character. Wish I had your landscaper.
Thank you very much. I hope you find your special place in the sun.

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