I bought the ugliest house in a nice neighborhood in East Liverpool, OH
a few years ago. $5k house in a $65K house neighborhood... likely more
now with the current housing market state. End goal is to flip it and
make a nice profit. One of the photos was taken from standing on the
board on the pump jacks, looking out at part of the neighborhood. Worry
not, 5 pics in, 3rd from last, I had not scraped the peak, only up to
where I painted.
This weekend was just painting and more painting. The scaffolding isn't
the sturdiest, nor are the red pump jacks on top of the scaffolding.
Standing at the peak of the 40 foot ladder to paint the top corner was
NOT a treat either. The board across the pump jacks liked to bow, and I
held my breath on every step. I'll most likely have to go back up soon
and top coat it with a latex finish paint. One side of the house down,
3 more to go... well, that and all of the windows and trim... and
enclosed front porch... ugh.
It's all single-coated in Sherwin Williams exterior oil based primer
after scraping badly peeling existing paint. I was able to schmooze the
SW manager a few years ago and get a contractor charge account set up
for myself with the same pricing that the contractor I used to work for.
The primer was half off the sticker price for me. Some of the paints
I can buy are over 70% off sticker price.
The neighbor told me that this hasn't been painted since before I was
born... I'm 26 years old, for reference. He set up the scaffolding, and
I paid him to hang the siding. I paid a contractor thousands of dollars
over 2 years ago, and the work has yet to be anywhere near completed, so
I guess I'm doing most of if myself to get it done. It was nice that
the neighbor is allowing me to use his scaffolding to paint. He's a
retired contractor... I wish I knew that 2 years ago when I was hiring
If you've gotten this far... you can see the crack at the peak up top,
it's about 3/4 of an inch vertically across the fascia. It had quite a
hornet's nest in there. I went out at night, one night even climbed the
ladder... it took a few tries and a few empty cans of hornet spray, but
the buggers are finally dead. I was going to be lazy and fill the gap
with spray foam, caulk, and paint... suggestions?