We have a number of projects going right now up there, I’m just begging the installers for photos. I was just there a few weeks ago and took some photos of a winery south of Kelowna that Len Trump just did using Carrara, Intonachino, and lime paint. It came out beautifully. Below is a preview – Len had some professional photos taken and I’ll post those in the next couple of days.
The grocery stores all have all kinds of really delicious grapes you can’t get in Seattle.
We have a big exterior project going on north of Kelowna, they are using Intonachino Medium. Check out this place:
The whole interior is getting the “Stucco Italiano treatment” also.
The architect and the owner want a distressed finish, which can be difficult to pull off on an exterior because of the need to work on such a large scale “canvas”. I played around with the stucco contractor on a couple of different approaches on some test walls. The house is first-coated with Intonachino in most areas, but the final finish will be done next spring.
I’ll head up there when they get started on the last coat. I like sitting in a directors chair and yelling out instructions. But seriously you often need someone to be far enough away during application to see the composition from the bigger perspective.
Distressing exteriors is a whole thing unto itself. It can go horribly wrong. And then your customer’s neighbors will make fun of them, so you must not attempt this unless you really know what you are doing, or just get me a plane ticket and the directors chair.
I’ll do a post in the not-too-distant future on aging exteriors.