There’s a Summer Place
April 26, 2016
Nelson Painting was tasked with “refreshing” the sales office for The Pinehills, an upscale New England village community in Plymouth, Massachusetts, with hundreds of homes, golf courses, markets, restaurants, hotel, spas, etc.
The Summerhouse update required applying colors chosen by interior designer Lisa Weekes. The main challenge was trying to make older beams, stained in a red tone, to look like driftwood. In addition to the color-matching issue, the beams were 35 feet high and located in a large great room, front entry and foyer.
“We brought in the necessary scaffolding and ladders as needed, and from there, sanded and stained the beams several times to achieve the desired look,” said Marc Nelson, owner of Nelson Painting.
Next was the priming and painting of all the ceilings, walls and woodwork. This was a straightforward project, with the exception of working long hours within a tight time frame. The kitchen showroom cabinetry was all prepped and sprayed on-site.
Finally, the existing floors were older and prefinished. “The polyurethane was worn and dull and the stain was worn off in hightraffic areas,” said Nelson. “We completely sanded the floors down, then applied one coat of floor primer and painted two topcoats. We also added an apple-green stripe to flooring in the map room and used the color to accent the six entry doors. We used Farrow and Ball primers and paints on this project, including on the floor, and it looks awesome.
“I take my hat off to the people at the Summerhouse for being so cooperative while this project took place, as well as my partner and brother Burt who is a master painter and a mentor. My employees Josh, Craig, Brandon, Tyler, John and my son Marc, Jr., were also key to our success.”