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October 5, 2015

Top 5 Ways to Patch Large Holes in Drywall

If you ever find a hole marring an otherwise perfectly good wall, you shouldn’t worry anymore. The simple solution is to patch your drywall. Patching drywall […]
October 2, 2015

Fixing holes in walls

Some holes are just too big to fill with spackle…here’s how to do it Fixing holes in your wall requires a few specialized tools Tools and […]
September 27, 2015

Is oil based paint still available?

Yes! But…..it is not as easily available as it was in the old days! Are you looking for that old fashioned, hard as a rock, smells […]
September 27, 2015

Preparing your Interior Trim

Here is a quick and easy way to get your trim prepared for painting so that the surface is ready for a beautiful and long lasting […]
August 28, 2015

La Jolla Athenaeum Door Restoration

My childhood library in La Jolla is now the La Jolla Athenaeum Music and Arts Library. Driving by as I often do, I noticed the natural […]
August 21, 2015

Painting Tricks: color transition

Painting a sharp clean line between wall and trim The technique is the same whether you want a sharp line on baseboard, crown, wainscot or really […]
August 14, 2015

Refinishing exterior wood sills

Whether teak, mahogany, oak or douglas fir, Natural stained or varnished wood sills are very pretty. But if not maintained, they can get pretty raggedy looking […]
August 7, 2015

Painting Tricks: Crisp paint lines

Getting a crisp, clean and straight line can be easy as pie if you know the tricks of the painting trade On an inside corner between […]
July 14, 2015

Peeling Paint and How to prevent it

This poor client had hired a “professional” property management company to maintain this home in a high rent area. To maximize “profit” they hired a low […]
June 24, 2015

Refinishing Entry Doors

Entry doors can get damaged by the sun. Proper preparation and refinishing will keep this door beautiful for years Wood doors need to be maintained. If […]
June 12, 2015

Sheet Metal Protects Wood Beams

Tops of exposed beams are very prone to rot and UV degradation….sheet metal is a beautiful answer A simple way to protect exposed wood from premature […]
May 26, 2015

Painting Kitchen Cabinets

A clean new look for refinishing cabinets at a fraction of the cost of refacing or replacing: What are the steps? Remove cabinet doors and drawers […]
May 20, 2015

Stained Wood Cabinet Touch Up with Mohawk System

Touch up damaged cabinets with Mohawk “Magic” stain pens: We love to surprise our clients with how quickly we can tune up their natural wood cabinets […]
May 16, 2015

Metal Caps on Wood Stops Rot

When installed on exposed beams, these protective metal caps really keep a paint job looking sharp for years: Custom fit to look sharp and shed water […]
May 6, 2015

Crown Molding Really Dresses Up Your Home

We can install crown molding to give you a whole new look! Because we are painters we can pre-paint the crown before installation and then caulk, […]