Transform Your Wood Finishes!

Do you think it would be impossible to transform the look of your dark-stained trim? Do you worry that the results won't last or that the dark stain will bleed through the new, lighter finish? Those are not unreasonable concerns. When you first look at a dark finish, change seems unimaginable. It feels like you [...]

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Make No Mistakes: Choose the Right Project for Your Home

How do you ensure that you make the right decisions when deciding which project or projects to tackle? You walk around your home and notice several spaces that could use some help-some more than others. There is the paint on your kitchen walls that seems to have a film on its surface. Then there is [...]

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Stripes! Bringing Bold Excitement to a Young Girl’s Bedroom

All the stripes are painted! We recently had the pleasure of working with Sue Feinberg, interior designer and owner of A Better Way Redesign. She created a bold and playful design for a young girl's room. We enjoy partnering with this firm and always look forward to working on their design projects. They create elegant [...]

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Metallics and Stripes: Painting Techniques

Warm metallic ceiling Recently, a client decided to use metallic colored paint and bold stripes in the bedrooms of their home. Over the years, we have found that many clients enjoy using bold patterns and unique colors. This approach to home design is a brilliant and singular way for clients to express their personalities. After a [...]

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Faux Suede Technique

Have you ever wanted to try the faux suede technique for your walls? Many people use faux painting technique to express their personality or to enhance a theme of their home, or the particular room in their home. This decorative technique has been used and treasured since antiquity. One of the most famous faux painting [...]

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Wet Work First-Jamaica Plain Project Reveal

It's Reveal Day! We have been working on a home in Jamaica Plain. Often when we take on a project, we focus on one room at a time applying the "wet materials" such as joint compound and other products that require drying time before we apply the paint. However on this project, we were able [...]

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Subtle Contrast

Recently the Larkin Painting Company transformed the look of a spectacular hallway in a Beacon Hill home.  Beautifully textured wall coverings adorned the hallway walls.  We wanted to make sure that the coverings were showcased.  We helped our client choose a neutral color palette that complimented this unique design element perfectly.  Quite often we use [...]

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Railing and Balusters

Challenging workspace We recently painted a beautiful, wooden railing and baluster system.  Even though we were using the same product for the railing that floor contractors used for the floor, we ran into a challenge.  The floor and the railing were constructed of two different types of wood.  Railings are made of a [...]

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An Eye for Detail

At Larkin Painting, we have an eye for detail.  Customers ask us to help bring their vision for their home into reality. To do that, we have to see the details.  We use the eye of a camera as one tool for evaluating what services our customers need for their homes.  However, our best seeing [...]

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An Experience by Hand

The Larkin Painting Experience is an experience by hand.  We mix luxurious paints by hand.  We cut sharp paint lines by hand.  With our hands, we go over every surface in your home that you asked us to paint. mural drawn and stenciled by hand We use our hands to ensure that your [...]

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