The Day I Surprised my Wife with a New Home

A New Home, the Ultimate Surprise

Jason and Andrea are your typical young homeowner couple. Newly-married, they’ve just purchased their first home. As one of the first major investments of their life, their budget was naturally limited. That’s why they had to prioritize. They fell in love with the interior of a house in Niagara, ON and figured they would eventually revamp the exterior.

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Their exterior siding is sheet metal. Originally, it was white, but a chalky film over it made it look dirty and gray. Andrea and Jason quickly realized that they would have to paint their home sooner rather than later. As a former house painter, he was discouraged knowing how long it would take him to brush and roll his entire siding.

When a friend of his shared a video of Spray-Net on Facebook, he was astonished: “The fact that you can get a house painted in less than 3 days was the reason why I chose Spray-Net” he said, “I figured I would get a quote to see if I could afford it!”

The couple's home before the surprise

The Secret

But Jason had a plan, he wanted to surprise his wife Andrea with a new home: “I kept it a secret by getting the quote done while she was at work,” the Spray-Net team showed up to the young couple’s house and assured Jason they could complete the project. This was perfect, “I had the project scheduled to be completed while we were on our honeymoon in St. Lucia.” While they were away, Jason’s family took over: “I had them help me get some stuff done around the outside of the house while we were gone so she wouldn’t get suspicious. When the Spray-Net guys showed up on our doorstep, my family was here to let them start their work.”

“Our house was somewhat outdated,” Jason continues, “It was your regular red brick house with white siding. It needed a huge uplift!” The Spray-Net colour consultant helped Jason pick the right palette to give the couple’s home a more modern look: “We had our metal siding and eaves troughs painted a light gray, but the brick was the biggest transformation: we painted it a charcoal gray.”

The Surprise

Jason had his family take pictures of the like-new house: “When he showed me the photos, I didn’t really know what he was showing me” Andrea recalls, “then I realized it was our house! I was just really surprised. I knew Jason was up to something, I just didn’t know what!” And while Andrea’s husband wanted to surprise his wife, it was a gift for the both of them: “I was just as excited as her to see it when we got home!”

The couple's home after the surprise

“I was just shocked that Jason had planned this project and that all of our family – but me – knew about it!” Andrea says, “It really looks like a new house, and our neighbours still talk about it today. Honestly, I wouldn’t change a thing.” Jason is just as enthusiastic: “I would absolutely recommend Spray-Net to family and friends. No one loves renovations, but if you can get something that totally revamps your house and adds value to it done in less than three days, why wouldn’t you do it?”

Excellent question, Jason, why wouldn’t you?