Painting The White House - Someone Has To Do It!
Ok! We are located in the Washington, DC. area. We often work just blocks from the White House. So it only natural to imagine what it would be like to paint the White House.
Painting homes and businesses’ is a great way to make a living and at the same time get a sense of satisfaction after transforming a home’s appearance. Every house has its own challenges and rewards upon completion. On one you might make a drastic color change and change the way the neighborhood looks, on another maybe you brighten up and restore old and faded paint.
But what would it be like to paint the most visible and popular house in the country, The White House.
I found some facts about the White House by someone who had researched the process of painting the White House and the history behind it. Not everything is answered, for security reasons I’m sure but here are some interesting facts.
“The White House has 6 levels, 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 412 doors, 147 windows, 8 staircases, 3 elevators, and 28 fireplaces. Wow!
As for the exterior, it would take 570 gallons of paint to cover the exterior surface. It didn’t say if that was 1 coat or two. The White House is painted on a yearly basis.
The information above was gathered from articles about the history of The White House and is assumed to be correct. As far as the brand of paint used at The White House, all of the big paint companies claim that it is their paint, but I couldn’t find any confirmation. One article said that The White House would not give this information out because of showing favoritism to a particular company. Over the years, I’ve heard that Duron paint products were used, and recently, Sherwin Williams has been mentioned. I guess there is no way to find out for sure.”
Whoever takes the White House next, keep in mind the local guy. We might even cut you a deal.