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Changing the appearance of a house (house painting/rendering)

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Looking for a bit of help. My sister is looking to purchase a house that has been reduced quite a bit in the current climate. But to be honest it's not the best looking house in the world. I gue…
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
Looking for a bit of help.

My sister is looking to purchase a house that has been reduced quite a bit in the current climate. But to be honest it's not the best looking house in the world. I guess in estate agent speak you'd say it does NOT have curb- appeal.

Does anyone know of any web sites that can be used to maybe upload a picture to then "show" the appearance after, say, white-rendering. Etc.

She doesn't want to ring round getting loads of quotes, when she's still unsure if it'll do the trick.

Appreicate help in advance.
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
TBH, if you can see that there is potential to improve the house, then it probably worth doing if you have the time. You can also use this to negotiate the proce down, and the money you save will more than pay for the cost of repairs
#2
photoshop....
#3
Sheep87
TBH, if you can see that there is potential to improve the house, then it probably worth doing if you have the time. You can also use this to negotiate the proce down, and the money you save will more than pay for the cost of repairs


Exactly what she was thinking. TBH she is looking to buy the house as a new home, and not as a Buy-to-let etc. She's just a little worried about the appearance. it's not stone built (i.e black stone), it's brick built but it's a near-black stone.

prob a deal-breaker in her eyes. hence my thought about rendering etc.
#4
casparwhite
photoshop....


...now there's an idea, Is there some tool for that or are you saying colour the black bricks white, one buy one!
#5
soled73
...now there's an idea, Is there some tool for that or are you saying colour the black bricks white, one buy one!



Even better than photoshop. have the house 3D modelled using CGI, and apply a number of different materials to see which looks best, the advantage of this over using photoshop is that you can view the model from any angle and just re-render the image rather than taking another photograph and re-photoshopping it.
#6
If you can find similar looking houses in Google Street View, you could go up and down the street seeing what others have done
#7
soled73
...now there's an idea, Is there some tool for that or are you saying colour the black bricks white, one buy one!


you can get different textures and colours etc

may be a good way to get aquainted with photoshop tho
#8
MinstrelMan
Even better than photoshop. have the house 3D modelled using CGI, and apply a number of different materials to see which looks best, the advantage of this over using photoshop is that you can view the model from any angle and just re-render the image rather than taking another photograph and re-photoshopping it.


any idea of cost for something like this?
#9
soled73
any idea of cost for something like this?


depends on the level of detail your wanting, on weather you can find someone who actually does this for a living and looking to build up his portfolio while he's bored at work most days ;-)

you might well be able to get it free of charge...... ok you can have it free of charge.

take a couple of pictures and I can build you a v basic model of the existing structure from eye (by all means go get some dimensions if you want it true to scale but its not that important) upload them here or email them to [email protected], we'll take it from there.
#10
MinstrelMan
depends on the level of detail your wanting, on weather you can find someone who actually does this for a living and looking to build up his portfolio while he's bored at work most days ;-)

you might well be able to get it free of charge...... ok you can have it free of charge.

take a couple of pictures and I can build you a v basic model of the existing structure from eye (by all means go get some dimensions if you want it true to scale but its not that important) upload them here or email them to [email protected], we'll take it from there.


Cheers. Your a star.:thumbsup: She's be over the moon. If it looks great :w00t:

This is the only pic she's sent me, and the only one she has. Hope it's good enough.

http://www.morfittshaw.co.uk/houses/av4/av4F.png
#11
that will look decent when rendered..........id go for a grey/purple colour vso it doesnt stand out like a sore thumb in cream
#12
that'll do, I can guestimate the dims from the size of the door, is that just one house? its a fair decent size.

gonna be tomorrow before I start on it, wont take long though.
#13
MinstrelMan
that'll do, I can guestimate the dims from the size of the door, is that just one house? its a fair decent size.

gonna be tomorrow before I start on it, wont take long though.


no prob - again thanks for your help.

It looks huge, but strangely it's not that huge! bit of a reverse tardis!
:-D
#14
I wouldn't render. Think of the ongoing maintenance (painting, chucks of render falling off, possible breaching of dpc etc etc).

I personally think it looks pretty good. A good pressure washing may well do the trick to tiday it up, but not render.
banned#15
I wouldnt render either, ide spend the money on a good blasting and a change of windows maybe
#16
Yep, looking at the pics, there is some green fungal growth on the walls at low level and on the corner wall. Get rid of all that, maybe paint the stone cills and sort the windows and your laughing.

How much is it BTW (and where in the country)?
#17
Agree don't render. Chunks are falling off mine, I suspect it all needs re doing, cannot afford it yet. Reluctant to spend money painting it......but it really needs it, worst in the street.

How many yrs does render last, we have been here 20yrs and done before that
#18
Foxy102
I wouldn't render. Think of the ongoing maintenance (painting, chucks of render falling off, possible breaching of dpc etc etc).

I personally think it looks pretty good. A good pressure washing may well do the trick to tiday it up, but not render.


it would depend on what materials you use but some renders/coatings are guaranteed maintenance free for 10 years or more so not technically correct

if you pay for a decent job in the first place you shouldnt have any problems and if you do reputable traders will reapair

[url]www.protectacoat.co.uk[/url] are worth a look
#19
Foxy102
Yep, looking at the pics, there is some green fungal growth on the walls at low level and on the corner wall. Get rid of all that, maybe paint the stone cills and sort the windows and your laughing.

How much is it BTW (and where in the country)?


Leeds, was £460k now been reduced to £360k
#20
casparwhite;4921285
it would depend on what materials you use but some renders/coatings are guaranteed maintenance free for 10 years or more so not technically correct

if you pay for a decent job in the first place you shouldnt have any problems and if you do reputable traders will reapair

www.protectacoat.co.uk are worth a look


Render = 10yrs (if the guarantee is valid)

Brickwork = 100 - 200yrs

I am a property maintenance manager, and in my professional opinion I would not render...I have seen/spec'd repair jobs on render...it ain't pretty...or cheap. The worst that can hapen with brickwork is some re-pointing if the mortar is soft. Looking at the house in question, I can't see/don't suspect an issue with the mortar joints.

Nice looking place BTW. Looks solid to me. The fungal growth will prob be down to general wet weather, nothing structural/detrimental.
#21
Any joy?
#22
have to apologise I didnt get as much time on it yesterday as I'd have liked so its still blockey and in the very early stages, i'll have more time this afternoon to get it modelled more accuratly and start putting some real meat on the bones (management buzzword) It'll start looking like a proper house soon.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f271/minstrelman/gaffe.jpg
#23
lol that your first attempt with cad
#24
casparwhite
lol that your first attempt with cad


lol not exactly
#25
MinstrelMan
lol not exactly


looks like youve been on the etch a sketch lol
#26
casparwhite
looks like youve been on the etch a sketch lol



I do say I've not had long to play with it, I've a got a real job to do, everything starts off like that if done in autoCAD, i'd rather do it in maya myself - but work wont buy it me :x

Never mind though eh? like I said more detail to come, its a step by step process:

Modelling:

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f271/minstrelman/site.jpg

Rendering:

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f271/minstrelman/OdourControl4.jpg

Photo-matching:

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f271/minstrelman/SludgeCamMatch5a.jpg

I dont get paid £28 per hour for nothing :thumbsup:
#27
MinstrelMan;4939786
I do say I've not had long to play with it, I've a got a real job to do, everything starts off like that if done in autoCAD, i'd rather do it in maya myself - but work wont buy it me :x

Never mind though eh? like I said more detail to come, its a step by step process:

Modelling:

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f271/minstrelman/site.jpg

Rendering:

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f271/minstrelman/OdourControl4.jpg

Photo-matching:

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f271/minstrelman/SludgeCamMatch5a.jpg

I dont get paid £28 per hour for nothing :thumbsup:


Pwnage.
#28
i jest but i can do better on the etch a sketch

http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ii4JFVgw6aUzrM:http://www.lifeinthefastlane.ca/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/jeff_gagliardi_mona_lisa_sf.jpg

http://tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ETf7SkQXZwzIZM:http://www.mentalfloss.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/ronmorse.jpg

http://tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:CI8z-u_2XhWLlM:http://allweirdnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/taj-etch-sketch.jpg
#29
casparwhite
i jest but i can do better on the etch a sketch

http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ii4JFVgw6aUzrM:http://www.lifeinthefastlane.ca/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/jeff_gagliardi_mona_lisa_sf.jpg

http://tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ETf7SkQXZwzIZM:http://www.mentalfloss.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/ronmorse.jpg

http://tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:CI8z-u_2XhWLlM:http://allweirdnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/taj-etch-sketch.jpg


thats class!

i find stuff like that amazing, along with ice/sandsculptures
#30
MinstrelMan
thats class!

i find stuff like that amazing, along with ice/sandsculptures


i watched a documentary on this guy who is a genius on the etch a sketch.... he ended up selling them as pieces of art for a load of cash and etch a sketch kind of sponsored him as a marketing tool and provide him with free stock

cant remember name of show but it was quite fascinating


sorry op!
#31
come on guys, lets not shoot the guy, remember he's helping me out here.
#32
soled73
come on guys, lets not shoot the guy, remember he's helping me out here.


:?
#33
casparwhite
:?


sorry I'm a bit touchy today, trying to juggle a few things at the mo :w00t:
#34
preparred

http://www.securityflag.com/bulletproof/Bullet_proof_VestPhoto.jpg

disclaimer........... ^^^ not me
#35
soled73
sorry I'm a bit touchy today, trying to juggle a few things at the mo :w00t:


id be a bit touchy too if i was in ur house:p
#36
casparwhite
id be a bit touchy too if i was in ur house:p


Eh?
#37
soled73
Eh?


i think he's being a rude boy, and hoping thats you in your avatar. when in reality your a bloke.

congratulations, you now make gay icon status
#38
MinstrelMan
i think he's being a rude boy, and hoping thats you in your avatar. when in reality your a bloke.

congratulations, you now make gay icon status


I thank you!
#39
Any news on the master piece yet? It's like xmas...:gift::santa:

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