Painting the ICF Exterior

When it comes to paint color, for me there is no choice other than yellow. In most cases anyway.

The outside of our house in Alabama was yellow. I enjoyed it, so why mess with a good thing? The natural choice for the new house was yellow. The problem is it is so difficult to tell the actual color from a little color chip. I know the tricks: take it outside in real daylight, take it to the place where it will be used…. But when it comes down to it, I feel like it is still hit or miss within shades.

The  name of the color choosen is “Buttercup”. I admit, I was drawn to the name. After all, Buttercup is a nice milk cow and a pretty flower. How could I go wrong? Well, if anything is wrong, it may be a bit bright. Would I change it? I don’t think so but I do have time to think about it. All this will be covered with stucco after building the first floor .

I have pictured the girls painting but just for the record, the boys all painted too!

Some got in to it more than others. Since it was water based paint, I was not too worried. Accidents do happen. Fingers in the paint. “Accidentally” touching a sibling with the paint roller. You know how things just happen.

Mmmm! Does that taste as good as it looks?

What’s wrong with yellow eyeshadow?

How did this happen?

We will apply a second coat, to the house that is, on the next calm day.

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  1. Buttercup is a great color. Looks like your daughter thought it was time to fingerpaint – herself!

  2. Susan Davenport says:

    Great color choice! If you find a good stucco, let me know.

  3. Too Cute!!! Adorable ~ Children love to paint! Could be reason I never grew up :)

  4. She’s like, “I have no clue how this happened!”. Haha.

  5. Oh my! Cute, cute, cute! haha love that she “got into it”…beautiful eyemake up :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!

  6. Ahh, paint and kids…thank goodness for water based paint. I almost get that much paint on me when I paint. Can’t go wrong with yellow!

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