Exterior Paints & Finishes

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Old House Journal's compendium of articles about painting and finishing methods for old houses, including paint schemes, color matching, and traditional materials. 

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Folk Victorian

Exterior Paint Color Schemes

Help for one of the biggest decisions homeowners have to make: choosing paint colors for the outside of your house.

historical exterior paint palette

Exterior Paint Color

Creating a paint-color scheme, and the importance of placement.

Paint (latex deck enamel) is used on floorboards of porch and pavilion at the Ticineto-Chase house. (Photo: Steve Gross & Susan Daley)

Deck Paint versus Stain

Finish options for porch flooring.

Victorian House

Easy Fixes for Curb Appeal

So-called curb appeal is a common concern among real-estate agents—but it also matters to those of us staying put. Here are some low- to medium-cost improvements that’ll brighten the neighborhood.

Paint colors for a Barber villa

How To Choose Paint Colors for Victorian Houses

Looking for a color scheme for your Victorian? We show you how to put one together.

Watercolor of Victorian paint scheme

Choosing Victorian Paint Colors

Author Brian Coleman gives us the inside scoop on how he selected the Victorian house paint colors for his fanciful Queen Anne.

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