Happiness [is] Only Real When Shared

As the holidays approach, we begin planning how we are going to make the best holiday ever. In our minds, we carefully design the way we want our holiday celebrations to be. We plan everything so it will be perfect. Our goal is happiness. But what really makes a holiday the best holiday ever? Is [...]

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Bathroom Trends: Elevate Your Style with Wallpaper and Wallcoverings

The next great conversation piece is in your bathroom. The new trend is to explore bold and unique wallpaper and wallcovering patterns on bathroom walls. Any bathroom wall is the perfect canvas; kids', master, guest and powder rooms are the perfect spaces for unique pattern designs that might feel overwhelming in your living room or [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Categories: Wall Covering Removal & Installation|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Bathroom Trends: Elevate Your Style with Wallpaper and Wallcoverings

Paint: Oil-based and Water-based

Oil and water-based paints, what are the differences?  Manufacturers classify paint by its binder.  Water-based paint usually contains latex or vinyl as a binder.  They are commonly called latex paints.  Binders solidify the paint so that it will cover surfaces like a film.  Alkyd or oil-based paint has a synthetic (alkyd) oil binder or natural oil binder such as linseed oil.  [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: House Painting|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Paint: Oil-based and Water-based

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 [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|Categories: House Painting, Painting Projects|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Subtle Contrast

Cabinet Conversion

Doors Cabinet conversion is one of the best ways to update your kitchen.  We found ourselves back at Millennium Place in downtown Boston recently.  Our client had a beautiful kitchen, but wanted an update. Preparing the space The cabinets were too darkly stained for the luxurious, bright look the homeowner envisioned. [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|Categories: Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Cabinet Conversion

Feel the Gloss: Choosing the Correct Paint Sheen Part Two

What are the benefits of choosing a gloss sheen paint for your project?  This is an important question to explore as choosing the wrong finish can make housekeeping more difficult and ruin the look of a space.  Glossy paint sheens or finishes vary from pearl, semi to high gloss.  Let's look at the pearl finish [...]

By | October 30th, 2016|Categories: House Painting|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Feel the Gloss: Choosing the Correct Paint Sheen Part Two

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" [...]

By | September 30th, 2016|Categories: Residential Interior Painting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Sheen: The Importance of Being Accurate

Painting in Millennium Tower

We are painting in Millennium Tower!  For the past several months, we have had the pleasure of painting in Boston’s newest and most exclusive, high-rise condominiums.  Located near Downtown Crossing and the Financial District, Millennium Tower is Boston’s tallest residential building.  We are honored and excited to work on this landmark project.  At six hundred [...]

By | August 28th, 2016|Categories: Commercial Interior Painting|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Painting in Millennium Tower

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 [...]

By | July 29th, 2016|Categories: Painting Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Railing and Balusters

Best Practices: Sprinklers and Sheetrock Repair

We often come to a job after an emergency repair has been made.  Marlon worked in a similar situation at the Ritz-Carlton Millennium residences.  The maintenance staff had to quickly fix a ceiling leak.  In order to do so, they cut the ceiling sheetrock along its seam, leaving a small hole. The sprinkler is [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Ceiling & Wall Repair|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Best Practices: Sprinklers and Sheetrock Repair