Exterior Painting

Preparation and premium products are the key to longevity on an exterior project. We use:

  • Premium Grade paints and primers.
  • Sika – Flex urethane caulk.
  • Smith penetrating epoxy system for bare wood.
  • Architectural restoration of historical buildings

Interior Painting

  • Sprayed oil base finishes.
  • Traditional brushed wood work.
  • Architectural restoration of historical buildings.

WOOD FINISHING, INTERIOR

Interior wood finishing encompasses a wide array of glazed and distressed multi step processes. Bleaching, dye stains, glazes, distressing and tinted waxes are often employed to obtain that
Old World appearance. The clear coat systems we offer include the following:

  • Sprayed Finishes: Conversion Varnish, Catalyzed Lacquer, Water Borne Lacquer Systems.
  • Brushed Finishes: Traditional brushed oil base varnish or urethanes.
  • Hand-rubbed oil base finishes that are finished with hand rubbed tinted wax.

WOOD FINISHING, EXTERIOR

Exterior wood finishing includes Front Doors, Mahogany Window and Door systems, Redwood siding, cedar shingles or any exterior wood surface that has not been painted, new or existing. Some of the processes we offer are as follows:

  • Penetrating oil base finish.
  • Pigmented oil base stain.
  • Stain with Marine Grade oil base varnish brushed finish.
  • Two component catalyzed urethane finish.

VENETIAN PLASTER

A thin veneer plaster product originally developed in Venice Italy as a way to plaster walls without adding too much weight as the buildings are gradually sinking into the water and the weight of a three coat one inch thick cementicious plaster system would accelerate the sinking process. Modern manufacturers have added acrylic to this age old system to create a durable troweled on finish that can be burnished and waxed to obtain a high gloss or left as a low sheen wall finish.

LIME WASH

This is a lime based paint that reacts with the moisture in the air and naturally creates a mottled effect as it cures. It produces a natural old world finish similar to that of an integral color coat plaster without the expense and difficulty of installing plaster in an existing residence. It requires a special primer and two coats of lime wash brushed on the way the old timers brushed out walls.

GLAZED WALL FINISHES

The term glaze means a semi-opaque finish. Manufactures now sell a product referred to as “Glaze Coat” this is a tintable translucent product that has the added benefit of drying unevenly. This comes as an oil base or water based product and can be used to produce a wide array of colors and effects much too numerous to be detailed here.

GLAZED WOOD FINISHES - CABINETS AND ARCHITECTURAL WOOD WORK

Old world finished include a painted base coat with distressing and an over-glaze or color wash to give the wood depth and an aged effect.

COLOR CONSULTING

After 30 years of painting we have the advantage of having used a wide array of colors in a number of different applications. We have also done a lot of tinting and creating our own colors in the field or in our studio. Fan Decks provided by paint companies are printed in ink and are only a representation of what the color should look like. It is no wonder that it is difficult to make a decision based on a one inch square color chip. We usually do a brush out of the actual paint on a two square foot piece of artist board or masonite. We can also custom tint colors on site or at our studio.