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Ron Rice Painting & Consulting

San Diego, CA

Concrete, Iron and Salt

The finished project, newly protected from the Pacific.

This was a study in time management – in understanding and accepting that it always takes longer than you think. Ron Rice Painting & Consulting was tasked with the restoration of a building on the National Historic Register: a Spanish-style home built in 1928 in the coastal community of Point Loma in San Diego, California. The project included painting everything on the main house including all perimeter concrete walls, walkways and ironwork.

The crew had three major challenges to overcome. One was the ravages of time and nature – salt air from the Pacific Ocean had taken a toll on some crumbling concrete walls. This was solved with proper prep and product selection. “All concrete and wood surfaces, after proper preparation, received two coats of Benjamin Moore Aura. All iron and metal substrates received two coats of Sherwin-Williams Emerald Urethane,” said Rice.

Challenge two was getting to the property due to some access issues, and challenge three was cooperating with frequent schedule changes out of their control. It may have thrown a lesser paint crew off its game, but this team rode the waves and came out on top. “In order to get this job done correctly, we had to remain flexible and steadfast in our approach,” said Rice. “We learned early on in this project that if we thought proper preparation would take two hours, we actually needed to spend four.”

That devotion to extra time and flexibility, with outstanding results, nets this project a TOP JOB award.

Painter, in process.   Historic Register designation.

Key Products

  • Benjamin Moore Aura
  • Sherwin-Williams Emerald