Working with the owners on the design to refurbish the entry, we decided to restore the colonnade to its proper “Doric order,” with the shafts of the columns bearing directly on the new porch deck.
When it came to painting the columns, the clients had requested that we try to match the rough texture of the upper columns and pediment. After 160 years of paint being applied over old paint that wasn’t properly scraped, the existing wood had a rough, scaled finish surface. To duplicate the texture, we applied DAP acrylic caulk with a putty knife, giving the new wood the appearance of aged, scaling paint. For the top coat, we used an acrylic paint by California Paints.