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Sat, Jul 17


Wright Prendergast House

Exterior Painting at the Wright-Prendergast House

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Exterior Painting at the Wright-Prendergast House

Time & Location

Jul 17, 2021, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

Wright Prendergast House, 223 Walnut St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA

About the Event


Prepping for painting? Whether you're looking to hire a contractor or considering the DIY route, join us for this  workshop all about exterior painting. Historic preservationist Mark Johnston will talk through common causes of paint failure and proper painting prep. He'll teach you how to choose the right kinds of paints and brushes for your project. Hosted at the stunning 1851  Wright-Prendergast in St. Paul's Irvine Park, this workshop uses a  real-life example to demonstrate best practices in exterior painting.

Even if you plan to hire a contractor, knowing the  ins and outs of the process can ensure you're better prepared to make the right choice. Join us!

Mark is the founder of Historic Design Consulting. He is a member of the Minnesota Society of Architectural Historians and the Association of Preservation Technology and meets the U.S. Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards for History and Architectural History. Mark has a particular interest in 19th century building trades and does much of his work using authentic materials and  techniques. Historic Design Consulting offers a wide range of restoration services for property owners, including historic paint colors, millwork, research, maintenance plans, window restoration, and more.

This class is brought to you by Rethos: Places Reimagined. Rethos Education is financed in part by the State of  Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

Photo credit: Saving Old Saint Paul

Refund policy: Refunds are provided up to seven days prior to the class. Please email if you would like a refund on your purchased ticket. Rethos will arrange to refund the cost of the class.

Cancellation policy: A class may be cancelled due to  low enrollment. Decision to cancel a class will be announced to  registrants at least 24 hours before the class' scheduled time. Refunds  will be provided to all registrants.

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