Let's face it. We all want to take as few steps as possible to get to the end result. Oh look!!! There's a "Paint & Primer in 1". Don't get me wrong, I think there is a place in the field for these advanced coatings, in fact, I love a bunch of them but they are not a "cure all" solution for everything. Certain surfaces require a certain primer to solve a problem or create a solid foundation. Here are some of our most frequently encountered situations: To seal in a stain,
I was listening to Zig Ziglar's podcast recently, and he spoke about the price of a product versus the cost of the product. Wait.....What?? Aren't they the same thing? He goes on to explain the difference. The price of a product is what you pay at the time of purchase. The cost of a product is what it's value ends up being over the lifetime of the sale. We sell a service and not a product, but the message is the same for both. When you have a professional painting company p
Although your furniture may be an exquisite piece of work that you are very proud of, we WILL need to cover it up during our brief stay. Even the best painter in the world is not going to be perfect all the time, so just in case a drop or 2 gets away from us we will always cover your floors and furniture. Usually, during the initial estimate we will discuss the process of room setup and who will be responsible for moving what. But no matter what, the furniture will get cove
I was called back to help on a renovation project at K9 Heeling in Eden, MD to apply the same clear wood finish to a ceiling that we previously accomplished. The picture below is the outcome of what we originally used. This product is Parks Universal Sealer, which is an alcohol based Shellac. Using the product several times in the past and knowing how awesome it is, I go and assume that the product will be in stock at the big box store where I previously bought it. Well...
As we ring in the New Year, take a look around the house to assess your paint colors. Do the colors give off the mood you are looking for? In this chart provided you can see how the basic colors have been studied and associated to moods and feelings. Here is another one that even incorporates the change in seasons to the colors. If you're looking for colors that are not so bold, here is a PDF link that Sherwin-Williams has come up with that puts groups of eligant colors toge