Expert Spray Technique

When I apply paint to a surface, I use one of two methods: applying paint with a paint brush or applying paint with a professional-grade sprayer. In the past and perhaps even today, many people think that applying paint with a sprayer as a short-cut or a lazy way to paint a surface. In reality, [...]

Sheen: The Importance of Being Accurate

Picking the right paint sheen or finish for your project is critical.  Most people enjoy picking the actual color of the paint; that is the flashy, fun part.  However, there is a technical and equally important aspect to paint.  When choosing your paint, you must also be mindful of its sheen.  There are several "levels" [...]

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When the Client is Away

Communication is Key Have you ever thought about scheduling a project while you were away from home, but didn't dare because the process seemed too complicated and risky?  When you work with Larkin Painting, the process is neither complicated nor risky.  Our team performs a lot of our work when clients are away on family [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|Categories: Residential Interior Painting|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on When the Client is Away

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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A Room is Not Just a Room

Your home is made up of many rooms-kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living room, but a room is not just a room.  The poet, Richard Blanco, in his book: Looking for the Gulf Motel, wrote a poem entitled El Florida Room.  This poem perfectly describes the approach, attitude, and awareness that we bring to painting our customers' [...]

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The Bee’s Knees

You should meet Christine DaSilva.  She is an extraordinary painter specializing in murals and custom wall design.  One of her latest projects was The Bee Wall as I like to call it.  Christine painstakingly taped the entire wall surface so that she could paint the bees and diagonal lines.  Of course, as can often happen, [...]

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A Nest for a Son

The Larkin Painting Company has completed another project.  Our client is ecstatic and so are we!  We used neutral colors in this upstairs nest.  It's  comfortable and relaxing.  Our clients' son can rest, play, and study in his renewed space.  We are always very happy when our clients send us thank you notes and pictures.  [...]

By | December 19th, 2013|Categories: Residential Interior Painting|Comments Off on A Nest for a Son

Happy Summer!

It's unbelievable!  With the start of summer, 2013 is already halfway over.  It's a well-worn saying, but it's true: time does indeed fly.  With that thought in mind, I have two pieces of advice for you.  First, enjoy your summer.  Squeeze whatever vacation, beach, cookout, hiking and relaxing time you can out of the next [...]

By | June 27th, 2013|Categories: Residential Interior Painting|Tags: |Comments Off on Happy Summer!

The Cover of New England Home Magazine!

We are beyond excited over here at The Larking Painting Company.  We made the cover of the   January-February 2013 issue of New England Home!!  Yes, that news required two exclamation points!  Boston-based interior design company, Terrat-Elms, hired us to help them realize their vision for this Back Bay condominium.  It was a fun project because [...]

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