Since everyone has been asking, I thought I would post some photos of our house. With the help of my husband's parents, we spent the entire summer scraping, caulking, priming, and eventually painting our old farmhouse. It definitely needed a siding treatment equivalent to a chemical peel. The paint was chipped, falling off and screaming "Paint Meeeee!" Can you believe this house has only been painted (from what we can gather) 3 times?