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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Refresh Your Home in 2018 With Defining Colors

The new year has arrived. Grab your favorite beverage and explore six colors that will take this year's home décor by storm. Last year was all about gray and other neutral paint colors. Based on customer feedback and current design trends, we think vibrant red, black, dusty rose, metallics, purple and blue will define 2018. [...]

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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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Rev Up Your Dining Room with Red!

We are at the beginning of a dining room renaissance. Kitchens have been the heart of the home for centuries. It is where you eat, relax, prepare meals, craft and even work. However, after several years of this informal, multi-purpose eating arrangement, our clients are enjoying one of the most overlooked rooms in a home [...]

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Inspire Confidence and Serenity with Navy

Dramatic navy blue has emerged as an extraordinarily popular color. Named for the dark blue uniforms of the British Royal Navy, this rich, dark blue is on trend. Navy belongs to the "cool" color families, but it can also be used as a neutral. Some hues look more black than blue. Regardless of whether your [...]

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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, [...]

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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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