Exterior Trim Work

Since I located all parts to my paint sprayer I decided it was high time to paint the exterior shutters. (I haven’t started yet.)

I’ll start with front-of-house shutters.

Shutter painting is a weekend job for me but before the shutters can be mounted the window trim needs a coat of paint.

Charlie scrubbed the window frames and squeegeed the soapy water from the storm window exteriors.

When I arrived home from work Charlie was scrubbing the second-story window trim.

Debris was caught in the bend of the downspout.

While he was on the front portico he cleaned the gutters and unclogged the downspouts.


Charlie set up the ladders for me and I will systematically prime around each window. Then the white wood trim gets a coat of Behr Ultra Pure White Satin Enamel.

Is there ever a project with just one step?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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