Monday, September 9, 2019

Wallpaper Removal and Interior Painting in USC

Wallpaper Removal and Interior Painting in USC
Another project we rushed in for a great customer in Upper Saint Clair Township. They recently purchased their home and wanted to get it shaped up before moving in. We were asked to remove wallpaper in two rooms and paint four plus the hallway and staircase.

Wallpaper Removal and Interior Painting in USC
Wallpaper in master bedroom was hideous.

Wallpaper Removal and Interior Painting in USC
So down it came

Wallpaper Removal and Interior Painting in USC
Getting it out of these tight areas is always a blast!

Wallpaper Removal and Interior Painting in USC
Once the paper is off we scrape and sand the walls to remove any leftover residue. We like to skim coat the walls with drywall joint compound to eliminate imperfections and then do a final sanding.

Wallpaper Removal and Interior Painting in USC
A good coat of Sherwin Williams ProBlock Primer to seal it...

And paint!!

The second rooms wallpaper removal was a little easier but still time consuming.

Two of the rooms had accent walls

Replacing all the old vent and outlet covers can really help to finish off a beautiful paint job!

We usually do our brushwork first, then roll the walls second.

We used Sherwin Williams Emerald Matte Finish for these silky smooth walls.

Don't forget to use the right roller cover for the paint you are applying!


Monday, July 29, 2019

New Flooring and Baseboards in Crafton

Here's one from earlier this year where we replaced a really old eccentric linoleum floor with a fresh new look! Here at the start you can see the old being replaced by Sedona Traffic Master Allure vinyl flooring!

This was difficult due to the room not having a main straight wall!. All cabinet base parts, closets, doorways, halls and hot water registers. We did get it in the end!

Then there were all the cuts needed to add this new base board and quarter round. We lost count.

All in all though, everyone was happy with the finished product.


Friday, June 14, 2019

Brookline Exterior Renovation

Brookline Exterior RenovationWe were fortunate to get in with Essig Renovation to do this grand exterior in Brookline

Brookline Exterior Renovation
It was a drab beginning.

Brookline Exterior Renovation
Which led to a very nice finish

Brookline Exterior Renovation
It's available for lease too!!

Brookline Exterior Renovation

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Custom Painting with a Vibrant Swirl

From drab to fab this place really changed!! We were able to transform this space with vibrant colors and sparkling accents!! The process was time consuming but the result was pretty grand.

Here's was our starting point.

Working with Eccentricity Design, a local interior designer,  we started out by getting the walls covered with the vibrant colors she selected

We used Sherwin Williams Emerald for this job and choosing the right walls also made for some dynamic features.

A pretty nice feast for the eyes.

After some test patterns done on sample boards the owner chose this phenomenal swirl design.

Using a metallic "Tequila Gold" the base pattern was painted free hand onto the wall with the pattern wrapping around the corners.

Once the main swirls were added to the wall using 4, 3 and 2 inch brushes...

the secondary and tertiary swirls were added using 1 inch and smaller brushes

Subtle accents were added to the secondary and tertiary swirls with a Bronze glaze mixture.
And the swirls kept rolling.

Most of the details were placed on the upper half of the wall so the furniture would not block the finer details.

Corner wrap!!

 And tons of fun
 The pictures don't do justice to the beauty of the metallic gold and bronze glazing. I wish you could all see it in person.
Field trip anyone??


Monday, January 28, 2019

Interior Painting in South Park

We once again had the opportunity to do some interior painting, this time in the South Park area. There was plenty of new trim and lots of unwanted wallpaper! This what it looked like finishing up.

Here's where we started...

with many angles...

and all the windows had new trim to be primed and painted.

We began with a quality primer from Sherwin Williams,

and 2 steamers on the wallpaper! After the paper was removed we skim coated the walls to remove any defects, patched holes, caulked any gaps and then primed the entire kitchen.

Next came a bright white for the ceilings.

and the walls were rolled with Sherwin Williams Emerald paint in "Natural Linen"

Here's a finished window and wall.

Finished trim and doors here too!

Every job has it's own unique challenges and this one was no exception. It's the process of adapting and overcoming all the challenges we encounter that makes the job rewarding!