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Brian Kemnitz

Handrail project in Sherwood

This week we re-finished tired oak hand rails for a client in Sherwood. They just purchased this home and will be taking on most of the painting themselves but they did not want to tackle this difficult handrail project, so they hired us! We used a teak colored stain that will ultimately match the upcoming floor refinish. As well we

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Brian Kemnitz

NW Portland Stain Project

As I look outside right now and see the rain flying, I’m already missing summer… LOL I wanted to share a recent project that we just finished for a client in Northwest Portland. What a great home, view and project! And the owners were wonderful too ? This home was in good condition, but to preserve wood shingles you really

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Brian Kemnitz

Concrete Coatings

If your family is anything like mine, when Covid -19 hit we suddenly had a lot of time on our hands.  We cleaned out years worth of clutter in a storage room, converted an unused bedroom into an office for my wife and I indulged in a total garage makeover — new cabinets, new wall and ceiling paint, installed baseboards

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Brian Kemnitz

Lake Oswego Re-Paint

This is a home that we painted in 2008.  The clients were so happy with the results with our work from over 10 years ago, that they decided to hire us again.  Although their home’s exterior was still in exceptionally good shape, the paint and caulking was starting to fail in the high exposure areas revealing bare wood.  To avoid

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Brian Kemnitz

Re-Paint in Oregon City

When paint is over 10 years old, it is no surprise to find fading, bare wood, failed caulking and peeling. That’s why this client from Oregon City called us! Since their cedar shingles, trim and doors were ready for a re-do they also opted to have all their black metal railings, fences, and entrance gate re-finished.  What did we do?✔️Pressure

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Brian Kemnitz

Modern Home Re-Paint, NW Portland

The Beldin’s home had faded and peeling paint, cracked caulking and was ready for an overall refresh. They also wanted to update the color palate to emphasize the unique features of their beautiful NW Portland Contemporary home. What did we do? ✅Pressure washed the home removing dirt and mildew✅Masked to prevent overspray✅Caulked all failing joints to prevent wood rot✅Scraped and

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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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Brian Kemnitz

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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