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TOP JOB Profile stonework that flows throughout the house. Metalwork frequently appears in copper sinks, decorative wrought iron work on the ceilings, and unique hard-ware for doors and cabinetry. A total of 18 weeks with an average crew of six people was spent on the pro-ject. At the height of the project there were 10 artists and assistants working on various areas of the house. In the end all agreed that it was a TOP JOB indeed. “Even in the ‘ugly stages’ [the clients] always had faith and trusted that it would be a spectacular in the end,” said Althouse. COLOR WASH The exterior began with a base coat of off-white Southern Supreme Elastomeric Exterior paint. The finish on the main body of the house is a three-color glaze that combines Benjamin Moore Tyler Taupe, Warm Tan and Chocolate Candy Brown exterior paints with Faux Effects Original Sample from the Artist Second Coat Darkens Finish Stonework in Progress Circle 20 on reader service card or go to American Painting Contractor • August/September 2010 43