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Blue Paint On The Container House!

Believe it or not, we’ve started painting a section of the container house project with the Nautilous Blue Paint. It looks amazing! We’re so impressed with the result and know you are going to love it too.

Our Modus Operandi

Our plan is to finish a section of the house at a time. While the scaffolding is up in a certain area, we’re going to clad with the fibre cement boards, neaten up the edges and joins, attach the fascias and external ceilings, and paint. When everything is completed in that certain section, we will dismantle the scaffolding and re-erect it in the next section to be completed. Therefore, we will have sections of our house painted in our Plascon Micatex Nautilous dark blue paint before other sections are even there yet!

We have started with the back section so that we’re not practicing on the front section that everyone will see from the road.

Paint swatch plascon nautilous dark blue
The paint swatch from Plascon

A Strong Nautical Theme with Our Blue Paint

It is amazing how much of a strong nautical theme is coming through on the container house project. It is not something we consciously planned, but it’s still awesome:

  • Shipping containers
  • Shiplap cladding
  • Dark blue paint, the colour of which Plascon named “Nautilous”. I don’t think we could have chosen better.

Our Thoughts on the Dark Blue Paint

We painted a small section of the cladding with the paint and all decided it is perfect. It looks amazing on the cladding. Not only that, but it also brings out the wood grain texture embossed on the fibre cement boards.

dark blue paint on fibre cement cladding boards with wood grain texture embossed
Loving the wood grain texture!

Plascon’s Micatex paint has excellent coverage. We are really pleased with the coverage and as a result are now expecting to use less paint than we originally thought. Kevin and Louis were expecting to have to paint three coats, but it looks great after only one. We will do a second coat for longevity and colour fastness in the sun.

We are so happy with the paint and the look it is giving our house. What do you think?

The shipping container house with blue paint
Beautiful Nautilous Blue!

12 thoughts on “Blue Paint On The Container House!

  1. Looks awesome. Nice to see it coming along.

    1. It is rather exciting for us!

  2. Love the colour! And it’s interesting how a nautical theme is emerging. Perhaps you’ll find other ways to add nautical references along the way.

    1. I suggested we add portholes in the doors 🤣 It was not a popular idea ⛵

      1. I like the porthole idea. Colours great 👍

        1. Thanks. I cannot wait to see the front of the house when it is complete.

    1. Thanks! 😁

  3. Very few really innovative container homes for real inspiration. This one however is really, really nice and I believe it will prove to be one of the few that will repeatedly pop up on the web as a benchmark of how to build an exciting container home. I look forward to following it to the end. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely words. It really made me smile this morning!

  4. Looks great, love the blue. I’m gradually working my way through your blog, post by post, gives me something to do during lockdown!

    Might want to do the window and door frames in white, or light grey, and give it an inverse greek mediterranean look.

    I wish I was as meticulous about documenting my own house build! (which is in limbo till Corona dies down).

    1. We are going to use the cream colour that the roof sheets are painted. You are right about the Mediterranean vibe! We thankfully accumulated quite a bit in materials over the last few months, so just making do with what we have to do as much as we can with the time. I am sure you are looking forward to being able to work on your own project again 😀

What do you think? Let us know!