Each year the True Colours Grant Program, the Vancouver Heritage Foundation awards a few select homeowners with financial assistance to restore their home. The grant helps with the exterior restoration and repainting of designated heritage homes in the Vancouver area. The goal of the program is to restore these homes to their historically appropriate colours based on the architectural style of the home. Heritage consultants visit the home to determine the original colours and to select the colours and colour placement for painting.
Homeowners must choose a paint contractor from the approved list of painters supplied by Benjamin Moore and the Vancouver Heritage Foundation. Warline Painting is proud to be one of a few select painting companies chosen to work on these projects.
In 2012, just in time for its centenial birthday this 100 year old home on West 10th Avenue was selected by the Vancouver Heritage Foundation as a recipient for the True Colours Grant. The homeowner selected Warline Painting for the project and Warline got to work restoring this beauty.
The project involved extensive wood repair and replacement, along with lead paint remediation. Festool sanders and extractors helped the crew safely sand and prep with wood and reduce the amount of lead based dust in the air. More than three hundred hours of sanding and prep of the wood siding and trim were required before priming and painting. .
Working on a house of this size also required Warline to deal with logistical challenges. The high roof has deep overhangs. As well, the close proximity to other houses meant using scaffolding, booms and fall protection to get the job done safely and efficiently.
The exterior of the house was returned to its original red colour. The colours included:
- Siding: Benjamin Moore Hastings Red VC-30
- Trim: Benjamin Moore Edwardian Green VC-7
- Stucco: Benjamin Moore Haddington Grey VC-15
- Front Door and Sash: Benjamin Moore Gloss Black VC-35
Warline used Benjamin’s Moore Aura, Low Lustre exterior latex paint for siding. Low Lustre brings out the depth and richness of colours like the red used on this project.