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Brian Kemnitz

Deck Restoration in NW Portland

Cindy’s Mahogany deck needed a full restoration.  Her deck had lots of uneven worn areas.  We started by cleaning the deck to remove any mildew, dirt and dust.  We then gave it a chance to dry and returned to do a full sand, removing the uneven old finish.  We used aggressive 60 grit sandpaper not only to remove the finish, but also

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Brian Kemnitz

How to Give Your Home a Makeover Using Only Paint

How to Give Your Home a Makeover Using Only Paint For many of us, a complete home makeover rarely crosses into the realm of possibility. The sheer size of the investment, including both money and time, tends to be staggering. So, as much as we’d love to act on inspiration derived from an HGTV show or from drooling over homes

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Porch Ceiling Restoration in Beaverton

The Beaty’s have always done their own painting but really did not want to tackle the porch ceilings on their own.  Their wood ceilings were discolored with water stains, mildew and a wood stain that was wearing in a very uneven way, as you can see in the before pics.  So they hired us! Click photos to enlarge Here’s what

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Exterior Re-Paint in Tigard

Robyn’s home had failed caulking, peeling paint, bare wood and some dry-rot on the trim around the windows.  So she hired us to take on her project.  Before we started, the first thing we did was get her connected to our rockstar color consultant Vanessa. Vanessa helped her choose house numbers, unique light fixtures and of course, eye catching great

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Cigarette Smoke & Glossy Oil

Chris and Steve Seely recently purchased a home in Southwest Portland.  The previous owner was a smoker, leaving behind a thick cigarette odor.   The home also had glossy oil paint on the walls, trim, doors and cabinets, making it very difficult to re-paint without the need for copious hours of prep work.  The main concern when painting over shiny, aged

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Brian Kemnitz

First Exterior of 2020!

It’s sure great to be outside in the fresh air… The Neufeld’s home in Portland was in need of a good cleaning, lots of caulking and fresh new paint colors. We had 3 of our finest craftsmen along with an awesome new addition to our team: -Craig,10+ years with Pearl-Ryan, 3+ years with Pearl -Noah, 2+ years with Pearl-Liane —

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FREE PAINT OFFER!

During this difficult time we are committed to keeping our hardworking team doing what they do best – making our clients happy and their homes and businesses beautiful! For a limited time, when you hire us for any type of interior project, we are covering the cost of the paint. Project must be completed by April 30, 2020.  Paint options

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Brian Kemnitz

COVID-19 & Your Painting Project

We have been getting flooded with calls and emails from clients who are concerned about their upcoming painting projects, wondering if we can move forward or not?  To answer that question quickly YES, we are safe to move forward as all construction related trades are considered essential.  Here’s a paragraph from an email that we received on March 23rd from

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Brian Kemnitz

Interior painting project in Southwest Portland.

Tiana purchased a new home in Southwest Portland, inheriting some very bold colors from the previous owner.  She selected a spectacular new color and was actually doing the painting herself. She made it through most of the main living areas, but when it came to the vaulted ceilings, hand rails and the dramatic color changes (requiring 3 coats from bright

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