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 [...]

By | July 9th, 2017|Painting Projects|Comments Off on Metallics and Stripes: Painting Techniques

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|House Painting, Painting Projects|Comments Off on Subtle Contrast

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|Greater Boston and Metrowest Painting Contractor, House Painting|Comments Off on Sheen: The Importance of Being Accurate

Painting in Millennium Tower

     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 [...]

By | August 28th, 2016|Commercial Interior Painting|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|Greater Boston and Metrowest Painting Contractor, House Painting|Comments Off on Railing and Balusters

Color Harmony: The Ping Pong Edition

  We recently helped our clients use color harmony to transform their neutral-hued basement into a colorful 'arena' and gathering place.  The family are great fans of ping pong tournaments played between father and son.  Unfortunately, the ping pong balls would get lost in play.  The cream-colored walls perfectly camouflaged the balls as they sailed [...]

By | June 26th, 2016|Color Consultation|Comments Off on Color Harmony: The Ping Pong Edition

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|Residential Interior Painting|Comments Off on When the Client is Away

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|Color Consultation|Comments Off on Box of Color: Color Consultation

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|Greater Boston and Metrowest Painting Contractor, House Painting, Painting Projects|Comments Off on Take Time with Home Improvement

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|Residential Interior Painting|Comments Off on Invention