Monday, March 27, 2017

Interior Painting and Ceiling Repirs in Mt Lebanon

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Here's another sample of our interior work from a very nice dwelling over in the neighboring Mt Lebanon.

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And here's where it started. Trim was painted the same colors as the wall which hid these great features.

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There were several areas needing patching and repairs.

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The Kitchen ceiling being the worst.

So we begin, putting plastic across all doorways, covering cabinets and appliances, Ram board on floors, plastic and then tarps. What a mess this stuff makes.

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But in the end, we have a ceiling that is beautifully repaired, primed and painted!
A new light fixture helps brighten things up too.

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We accented the walls with a darker hue on the bulkheads and carries into the dining room.

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A recommended flat white ceiling is always a plus.

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The original job called for the kitchen and dining room, but the home owners liked our work so much we moved into the living room... 

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through the entryway and up the stairs to the hall.

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The front wall of the living room extended into the front hall, so it was accented with the darker tone to flow with the kitchen and dining rooms.

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Another satisfied customer!


Monday, January 23, 2017

Bathroom Repairs and Painting USC

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We had a small problem child bathroom over in Upper Saint Clair that turned out rather well for us and the customer.

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Problem in ventilation led to this messy repair job. After placing tarps to catch debris and covering the fixtures, we scraped off the bad plaster.

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Removed all of the mess, cleaned the area and began the repairs.

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After a base coat of quick set, we sanded and applied a finish coat. We sanded again and skimmed it with a final touch. Then it was time for a coat of "Silky White" paint to the ceiling.

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And the walls received a fresh coat of "Classic Silver".

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Customer had beautiful artwork and accents too. The overall design worked well with the color scheme.

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Another job done and another customer satisfied.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

McMurray PA Repairs and Painting

Long time no blog, but we are always on Instagram and sometimes on Facebook too. This swell home was out in McMurray PA and needed a good bit of repair work and painting. Here is the completed entry looking into the living room. The Hall around the corner to the left is where the repairs started.

Here we are starting the demolition phase. An 18 inch by 12 foot section was removed....


and repainted!

Homeowners were as ecstatic as us!

Next was replacing a paneled wall in the den. Removing the old panels was the easy part. Being able to do repairs of drywall is different than liking to do it!

Here it is finished and painted twice.

The original paint color was a deep rose and wound up being to dark for the room. We replaced it with a version of the color used in the office next door called "Honey Blush".

Here is the alleged office.

Bedrooms down the hall were both painted "Mauve Finery"

The living room had a continuation of the hall wall which we painted the same light grey as the balance of the hall. The remaining walls were painted with "Rosebud"

So there you have it, another happy customer!


Saturday, April 30, 2016

Painting with Bold Colors! Be Daring!

Bold Interior Paint Colors
Bold colors can be intimidating, but with the right selection and space, it can make a bland room stand out in your house. This first selection was a long family room with three windows running the length and a mirrored wall at the end. In essence, only three walls were painted. With contrasting white trim and windows, this Navy makes a splendid choice.

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Here a well meaning sun room leaves the brightness behind with plain white walls.

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Punching up the color adds life and brightness to the former white dullness.

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Again, with lots of windows and an archway, the bold colors work well.

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Grays can be bold, and accenting them with colors in connecting rooms can make a wonderful statement. Here we have a wonderful cheery yellow bedroom, gray hall and across the hall a turquoise bedroom. The Grays throughout this house blend beautifully with the few colorful rooms.

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Here in the dining room, the grays work together and stand out on the white trim. (See more from this project on Facebook)

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This kitchen could have been boring with blue walls and all white cabinets. By blending the two and adding blue on the cabinet backs and center panels, this original built in kitchen cabinetry is brought to life. (See the whole kitchen here)

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In a similar example, this bedroom was painted white with an accent wall of black. The opposing wall was to have had solid black doors. By adding the white inserts and a black mirror between the doors, we create an alternating pattern that holds your eyes captive. (More on this one here)

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And lastly, this strong yellow bedroom contrasts wonderfully with the purple in the master bath. The artwork added to the walls after the paint dried pulled the colors together in a most amazing way. More to come in a future post on this residence.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Interior Painting in North Fayette

Here's an interior we did last fall, never had a chance to post it. We painted the living room and dining room in this new addition, including the tall angled ceiling. This is a finished shot with the new floor installed by the contractor.

Trim was painted too. Some already installed and some not. Always easier to paint before its installed, then just touch up.

Reverse angle looking into new living space.

Ceiling started here ...

ended up there.

Always remember, safety first on those ladders!!
Give us a call if you'd rather not go up on those guys.


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Flooring Install - Finshed in Venitia - Part Three

Well to finish the whole house, we needed one more thing, new flooring. The fun with this one is the flooring runs around the kitchen, through the front hall, entryway, powder room and closets. Yahoo! Well as you can see we did it, now we'll show you how.

The old flooring had welcome mats melted onto it by the sun and was showing wear.

We used Allure resilient vinyl tile from TrafficMASTER. The pattern we chose was "Ashlar" to keep with the warm tones in the house. It comes in 1 foot by 3 foot planks.

This flooring goes right over your old stuff if you have a solid floor. We decided to trim the baseboards and slip our pieces under rather than removing all the trim.

The Fein can get any interior corners the saw can't reach.

We recommend you start in a solid corner. We didn't have that luxury. Our first piece had a vent and a doorway. We also decided to alternate the tiles so the seams were offset.

Once the initial cuts are made the flooring goes in rather quickly. Be sure to tuck your corners and edges in nice and tight.

You can use a utility knife to cut. Make sure you have a good hard surface and a nice straight edge to work with.

All the fun spots are back behind stoves refrigerators and into closets

The main floor went on quite nicely

Working around stoves and refrigerators can be quite challenging when there's no place to put them. We moved ours into the corner in front of the closet. We then installed the flooring up behind it and  rolled the refrigerator back onto the new floor.

Next came the final thin row along the edge of the wall to the basement door way, into the front hall and closet

Fun times cutting thin little pieces. be careful not to bend or flex thin pieces, it can break off.

But then you get to install nice full pieces and keep the floor rolling

Once we got past the closet we had the powder room to contend with. The toilet was removed in the flooring placed through the bathroom.

The worst piece was in the entryway at the bottom of the stairwell, as you can see.

But something that trivial didn't stop us!

Then it was fitting the final pieces in along the entry and the front door.

There you have it! A beautiful entryway with the tack strips replaced and the heater vent back in place. 

The hall with the powder room and the closet all finished. 

And the kitchen in all its glory.
We use a wood threshold to match the flooring in the family room to separate it from the kitchen. 

Here's a few parting shots.