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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Save Your Antique Windows From the Dump

Mary Ellen, one of Larkin Painting's Project Managers and highly-skilled painters, is also an expert craftswoman. She specializes in unique and antique window restoration. Don't worry; if your house came with 'regular' windows, Mary Ellen can repair those too. She restores the broken, worn and faded glass panes. Mary Ellen painstakingly reglazes the panes so [...]

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Transform Your Home with a Custom Dining Table

We often have the pleasure of working with Mast & Falls Interior Design on their clients' design projects. Recently, we sat down with Sue Falls to discuss the latest trends in custom home design. Larkin Painting: What is the latest trend in home design? Sue Falls: Open floor plans are on trend! Accessible floor plans [...]

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Transform Your Clark Kent Kitchen into a Superkitchen!

For three generations, Lee Kimball, an interior design and building concern, has created award-winning designs and built spaces all over the city of Boston, as well as the 128 Corridor. We recently spoke with the firm's Gregory Johnson about the newest trend in kitchen remodeling, as many of their renovations include kitchens. They find that any [...]

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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

Achieving the Perfect Spray Application

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, [...]

By | September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Residential Interior Painting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Achieving the Perfect Spray Application

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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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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