Lax’s ordinary white house—fine, but nothing special—was transformed into a beautiful eye-catcher in my favorite shade of green.

On my normal drive to work (and almost anywhere else in town) I travel past Lisa Lax’s home on First Avenue. This summer her paint job makeover caught my eye and continues to catch my eye every time I drive past.

Lax’s ordinary white house—fine, but nothing special—was transformed into a beautiful eye-catcher in my favorite shade of green.

Lax said she’s wanted to paint the house since she built a garage five years ago. A garage she sided in green. “I took a piece of the garage siding to McCabe’s and they computer matched a custom color for the house,” said Lax. She used McCabe’s Clark + Kensington paint for the job. “It covered the white slate siding nicely—in one coat,” Lax said. “I also used Clark + Kensington for the white window trim.”

Russ McCabe, owner of McCabe’s Ace Hardware, said there is still some time for exterior paint jobs this fall. “Especially this week, with the warm weather,” he said. McCabe said the surface to be painted should be above 50 degrees while painting.

“We tell people to paint on the sunny side and follow the sun around the house,” said McCabe. “You want to stop painting two hours before sunset to let the paint dry before it dew forms.” For those in a pinch, McCabe said Clark + Kensington has some paints that can be used down to 35 degrees, but for the most part he feels the exterior paint season is coming to a close. But, it is never too soon to start dreaming about a paint job next spring or summer and those interior spaces can be painted anytime.

Lax said the staff at McCabe’s was very helpful with her project. “Russ even fixed some window screens for me,” she said. “A one-stop shop for my project.”