Paint Pro­fi­ciently

BRUSH UP ON YOUR EX­TE­RIOR EX­PER­TISE WITH IN­SIGHTS FROM PETE FOR­TUNE, WHO HAS BEEN IN THE BUSI­NESS FOR 37 YEARS.

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Pop­u­lar Pig­ment

Vic­to­rian home­own­ers tend to be pri­vate about their color schemes, but Pete re­veals that the most pop­u­lar color choice for Vic­to­rian homes is… non-ex­is­tent. “It’s more of an opin­ion,” he says. “Some col­ors be­come more pop­u­lar dur­ing cer­tain decades.”

Proven Prod­ucts

Pete’s go-to brand is Ben­jamin Moore. “It is one of the best prod­ucts on the mar­ket,” he says. “Bar none.” He also rec­om­mends the Ben­jamin Moore White Primer. “It’s the only primer I use on a home,” he says. “I have had phe­nom­e­nal re­sults.”

Prep Makes Per­fect

Just as it’s im­por­tant to take your time choos­ing col­ors, don’t skimp on the paint prepa­ra­tion. “If you don’t pre­pare the sur­face re­ally well, the paint job isn’t go­ing to last,” Pete says. “You need to re­move the paint and sand the sur­faces.”

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