Entries by David

Bedroom with Pink Stripes

— This is a before & after photo of a little girl’s bedroom that she deemed “my Princess bedroom” when her parents surprised her with the paint job the day they moved in. The light blue was a Benjamin Moore flat paint & the pink was a satin finish to create subtle contrast. Everyone was […]

Third Story Re-Paint, Lancaster; The Importance of Primer

Primer is an important component of every paint job. It’s just as important as the paint itself. There are different primers for different applications and they can vary in price. For this particular job, two different primers were necessary. There were a lot of wood knots bleeding thru several layers of old paint on the […]

Townhouse Re-Paint; Elizabethtown, PA

We just completed this re-paint in Elizabethtown last week. The owner was a prior customer of ours and he had just purchased this house that needed a lot of cosmetic repairs. The house hadn’t been painted since it was built in 1992 and there were some nasty stains all over the place as well as […]

Drywall in a House Flip. Mount Joy, PA

We get several jobs a year like this and they are some of my favorites. I love working on renovations. This house was a small row-home in Mount Joy that the owner wanted to flip. It needed extensive drywall throughout. After the owner gutted most of the old wall paneling, we came and and re-drywalled […]

Drywall & Paint. School Lane Hills, Lancaster.

This drywall and painting project was done in Lancaster’s School Lane Hills Neighborhood. First, the old beat up plaster in this bathroom was skimmed with 3 coats of joint compound. Once it was sanded, Benjamin Moore Fresh Start Primer was applied to the drywall. The wainscot & woodwork was prepped meticulously and caulked with a […]

Why Does Paint Peel?

This is a common sight, particularly in older buildings. Paint almost always peels because there is moisture coming from the opposite side of the paint surface which causes it to lose its adhesion and then blister and peel. Before drywall patching and repainting can be done, the moisture issue will need to be addressed. In […]

How to Paint Azek

Azek and similar products are a great alternative to exterior wood. Azek is marketed as a no maintenance product; however it is best if Azek is painted. Cleaning and general maintenance will be smoother and easier if it is painted. I’ll do my best to keep this simple. 1. Clean the Azek surface thoroughly. 2. […]