July 29, 2019 Picking Paint Colors for the Upham’s Corner Comfort Station
Construction continues at the Upham’s Corner Comfort Station on Columbia Road. Earlier this month, new stucco was applied to the building’s exterior, a key component of the mission-style building’s aesthetic. Stucco is a resilient and low-maintenance exterior material, because new layers of can be applied directly on top of the old layers. A thin “scratch” coat is applied and allowed to slightly harden before more is added. Once dry, the fun can begin… picking a paint color!
The Comfort Station’s windows and eaves have been treated with a new coat of deep emerald green paint, which matches the original color of the eaves and windows. The color for the stucco walls however, needed a bit more consideration because of the dirt and grime that coated the original stucco surface. The years of wear made it almost impossible to ascertain the exact original color. Shades of cream and beige have been swatched outside the building to see which will best compliment the rich green of the windows and warm red of the clay tile roof.
Scroll down (or drive by) to see the paint color choices. Which do you like best?