Arlington House - Mansion Exterior

Arlington House - Mansion Exterior: Front of Arlington House
Arlington House - Mansion Exterior: Full front facade
Arlington House - Mansion Exterior: Window
Arlington House - Mansion Exterior: Columns, brick and Portland stucco, recoated with KEIM Universalputz Standard Render and faux painted with KEIM Royalan silicate coating.
Arlington House - Mansion Exterior: Front of building
Arlington House - Mansion Exterior
Pictured above: Front of Arlington House

About This Project

Extensive mock-ups and studies were done by KEIM, and a detailed presentation was provided to the National Park Service.  After approvals, the building was completely stripped and cleaned.  Repairs as necessary were done.  KEIM Universal Render was applied as a skimmed layer and for repairs, and KEIM Royalan was the coating of choice for the faux treatments for facades as well as the large exterior columns. 

Challenges Certain elevations had substantial settlement-type cracking and moisture problems. The rear of the building required special attention due to settlement cracking and moisture issues. Historic research ascertained the faux treatment history and techniques, as well as the historic colors.
Solutions Stucco was repaired with Universalputz Render and a renewal layer of Universalputz Render was installed, with Ashlar jointing struck in the public facades (three elevations -- the backside of the building is left plain.) Stripping and faux painting work performed by EverGreene Studios.
Architect United States National Park Service
Contractor EverGreene Architectural Arts, Inc.
450 West 31st Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY
www.evergreen.com
Applicator EverGreene Architectural Arts, Inc.
450 West 31st Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY
www.evergreen.com
Type of Project Historic Restoration
Customer United States National Park Service
Location Arlington, Virginia (United States)
Regional Info

The humid subtropical climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters.