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Stone veneer on porch columns

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Jun 7, 2005
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Stone veneer on porch columns

I wonder if anyone here put stone veneer on porch columns (from top to bottom). The paint on our porch columns are peeling off. I was told that I need to sand them first and then paint them. It will be very time consuming or costs a lot if I hire someone to do so. The issue is that it is not a permanent soluation as the paint will peel again eventually. I am thinking if I can just hire a contractor to put stone veneer on the porch columns. It will be expensive but should be one time expense and the stone covered columns will look a lot nicer. What do you guys think ?


Something like this:
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Last edited by rdx on Oct 8th, 2019 2:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Jun 12, 2008
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Ripley
Consider vinyl. They look just like painted columns without the upkeep.
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zeddy wrote: Consider vinyl. They look just like painted columns without the upkeep.
I think mine are already vinyl from the builders (how do check and confirm), but there is paint on it.
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Dec 18, 2009
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Toronto
Many stone finishes on homes look like lipstick on a pig. If done right and your house's original style suits stone, then go for it. If not, it'll look like you are trying to turn your cookie cutter house into an Edwardian manor on the cheap. If anything, go with a larger stone, not those tiny mosaic stones you linked in the pic. Those look dated minutes after application. If possible, I would try to match the brick or siding of the house and wrap the columns like that.
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Dec 5, 2009
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You are going to spend thousands of dollars to avoid an hour of painting every 5-10 years?
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As hoponpop stated, adding this type of "feature" to your home can make it look absurd if it doesn't suit the style of architecture. You'd be better off hiring someone to case the columns in aluminum.
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Jan 15, 2004
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I think that attached picture shows exactly what you should avoid. The style doesn't match and the columns look out of place.

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