The White House Painting
Hide Transcript. To freshen up the exterior, it would take 570 gallons of paint. It would cost more than $20,000 just for the paint alone. The white housing grounds are technically a national park called, President's Park. An impressive 18 acres lie within the White House fence. Can you imagine mowing that lawn.
Naming conventions. The earliest evidence of the public calling it the "White House" was recorded in 1811. A myth emerged that during the rebuilding of the structure after the Burning of Washington, white paint was applied to mask the burn damage it had suffered, giving the building its namesake hue.
"White is the hardest color for most people to pick—there are so many options," says Gibbons, who recently launched her own paint brand, Clare, that offers just three variations—a warm, a
Meant to wear off for the most part, leaving cracks and crevices filled, the whitewash was never allowed to weather, but was refreshed periodically until the structure at last was painted with white lead paint in 1818. By that time it had for more than a decade been known as "The White House."
At the risk of stating the obvious, it's hard to find the best paint color for your house's exterior. White is a classic, but choose the wrong shade and yo. At the risk of stating the obvious, it's hard to find the best paint color for your house's exterior. White is a classic, but choose the
Answer Wiki. The last major painting of the White House's exterior was in 1989, after the existing 40-odd layers of paint had been stripped away as part of a multi-year restoration project ahead of the mansion's bicentennial celebration.