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Big Project, Short Deadline

Intricate paintwork on built-in cabinetry Recently we had the opportunity to work on a project with a deadline as short as the project was big.  We began the one-week job early one Friday morning at the Ritz Millennium Residences.  On that first day, we realized we would need more than the three team [...]

By | April 18th, 2016|Categories: Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Big Project, Short Deadline

Box of Color: Color Consultation

Expert color consultation is one of the quality services we provide for our clients.  Recently, we discovered a new color consultation toolkit from Sherwin Williams.  It is an all-in-one box of color that we affectionately call "The Suitcase of Fun" because, after all, choosing colors for your home is fun.  The Suitcase of Fun includes [...]

By | April 11th, 2016|Categories: Color Consultation|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Box of Color: Color Consultation

Surpass Expectations

It is our goal to surpass expectations.  Recently, we helped a Sudbury client save a unique and cherished piece of furniture.  She was not aware that we could help her as we were initially charged with repainting some areas and repairing water damaged surfaces.  As we were walking through her home noting the color changes [...]

By | April 4th, 2016|Categories: Who We Are|Tags: , |Comments Off on Surpass Expectations

Office Happy

Our office pup has a nice napping spot. We recently took time to take care of our office, to create some "office happy".  At Larkin Painting, our mission is to help clients care for their homes, creating a space of happiness, calm and contentment.  It was beyond time for us to give our [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|Categories: Care of Soul|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Office Happy

Take Time with Home Improvement

The home improvement show, This Old House, is a good example of what it can mean to take time with your home improvement or remodel.  Home upgrades, improvements, and remodels don't happen overnight even though many people wish for a quick fix.  Sometimes projects are delayed for technical reasons such as drying time.  When the [...]

By | March 20th, 2016|Categories: Residential Interior Painting|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Take Time with Home Improvement

The Chimney Project

As the brightness of Spring approaches peeling off the duller days of Winter, we start to notice areas of our homes that present recurring challenges and need special care and attention.  For one client, his chimney had presented an unpleasant, annual challenge.  It became The Chimney Project.  Despite the homeowner's diligence, effort and expense, the [...]

By | March 14th, 2016|Categories: Residential Exterior Painting|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Chimney Project

House Karma

House Karma-have you heard of it?  Recently, we spent over two weeks repairing and repainting water damaged surfaces in an enormous, beautiful, old building in Chestnut Hill.  One afternoon, Christine spent some time talking about the building's challenges with the owner.  The building, which is also the home of the owner's yoga retreat, has three [...]

By | March 7th, 2016|Categories: Ceiling & Wall Repair|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on House Karma

Invention

As craftspeople, we have many skills, and invention is one of our most important.  We repair, prepare and paint many different types of surfaces.  Often, we find ourselves faced with a challenging project.  Other times we start a project that presents as straightforward at first, but then challenges develop as we work. Over the past [...]

By | February 19th, 2016|Categories: Residential Interior Painting|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Invention

Update Your Kitchen with “New” Cabinetry

Do you want a low-cost way to update your kitchen?  Repaint your kitchen cabinetry!  We receive many requests to paint kitchen cabinetry.  Yes!  It can be done and done well.  We have satisfied many a customer.  Often our customers want to convert their darker stained cabinetry to paint to achieve a more contemporary look.  A [...]

By | February 15th, 2016|Categories: Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Update Your Kitchen with “New” Cabinetry

The Edited Palette of Farrow & Ball

Have you explored colors using an edited palette?  A few weeks ago, I attended a beautiful paint and wallcovering event hosted by Farrow & Ball, craftsmen in paint and paper.  We use their luxurious products and wanted to learn about their new offerings.  Farrow & Ball, an English company, have some higher price points than [...]

By | February 8th, 2016|Categories: Wall Covering Removal & Installation|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on The Edited Palette of Farrow & Ball