Painting 101

June 10th, 2008

As we all know, painting is a pretty common home improvement topic. Although it is one of the simplest things you can do to improve the look of your house, it can be overwhelming when it comes to doing it right. I often find myself answering questions from clients and having to correct the advice they received from some of the big box stores. Be very careful when taking advice from a staff member at one of these stores. More often than not, they haven’t swung a brush for anybody but themselves. Some generic information can cause you extra time in labour and extra costs in dollars. Our advice is always free and always double checked for accuracy. If I don’t know the answer, I’ll find someone who does. And ultimately, you can bet that your trust in me is my utmost priority.

Problems can range from product selection to tips on application. The most common mistake is often tied to the gadgets to use. Most of these self manifested "do it yourself" gadgets are not worth a dime if you want a quality job. We have tried and tested all different models and have found that they all fail in one way or another. The fact of the matter is, the painting trade still boils down to a person, a brush, a roller and a steady hand. That’s It!

What Painting Questions do you have?


3 Responses to “Painting 101”

Carrie Levesque

June 29th, 2008 at 08:43 AM

Oh my God, I feel like this blog was written just for me :) I decided to paint one of my living room walls in red. I went to Home Hardware and I was given some grey primer with a quart of red paint... ONE quart?!! I didn't say anything since I thought he knew what he was doing. To make a long story short, I ended up buying one quart of primer, 3 quarts of red paint and my wall still doesn't look right. Finally I decided to ask Frank to help me with this. I know... I should have asked Frank earlier but I learned my lesson - ask a professional. It will save you time and spare you from feeling overwhelmed. Thankfully, Frank agreed to help me. I will finally be able to stop having nightmares about red paint ;)

Chris Lesperance

July 10th, 2008 at 07:51 PM

Hey! Great job on the website Frank! I wish you the best of success. Chris

nice info.

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