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Brian Kemnitz

Cabinet Painting Project in SW Portland.

The Bowlings hired us to convert the clear finish on their Knotty Alder cabinets over to paint. This presented a major challenge as there were massive knot holes that we needed to make disappear. Once the white oil primer goes on all the knot holes really show up! Now the fun begins with lots of filling and sanding… We had

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Brian Kemnitz

Touch up painting for a client in NW Portland.

This stylish Northwest Portland home was being prepared for a future sale. There were numerous dings, holes, nail pops and scuff marks on the trim, doors and walls throughout. Look around your home…you know, it’s the normal wear and tear that we all have. What made this project tricky was that we didn’t have any of the original paint indicating what

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Brian Kemnitz

Front door that makes a statement!

We have completed many projects in this Bull Mountain home in Tigard. For this round we returned to paint the inside of the front door. The glass on the front door was replaced leaving behind exposed screw heads. This presented a challenge as the client wanted to paint the door in a glossy black finish and NOT see where each

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Brian Kemnitz

Save $$ on your next painting project!

Introducing the Pearl Painters Referral Program. You are a happy client and we want to find and create more just like you! Not a past client of ours?  That’s okay… you can take advantage too!    How does it work? Simple – Refer a friend, relative, neighbor or anyone that needs painting work done.  In return we will apply 5%

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Brian Kemnitz

Whole home repaint in Tualatin.

This week, we did another full repaint and it was for a client in Tualatin. Mr. and Mrs. Jasper recently completed a remodel, adding in new floors and trim. They had a mixture of both old and new surfaces that needed fresh paint and new colors.  That’s where our team came in. We started by masking / protecting all adjacent

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Brian Kemnitz

Wall repairs & whole home repaint project in Beaverton.

The Brandon’s recently purchased a home in Beaverton and the walls had numerous holes, cracks and nail pops as well as scars from poor attempts at previous patching jobs. The Brandon’s knew they wanted all new colors in the home, but realized there was much wall prep to do! After searching the web and reading our many Google Reviews, they

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too wet to paint
Brian Kemnitz

Too Wet To Paint?

Ever wonder if it’s too wet to paint your home or stain your deck? The human hand cannot detect moisture until you start getting into the 30% plus range. Unfortunately, the safe range when applying water-based coatings in most cases is 15% or less and when using oil stains, it ranges between 10% and 12% or less. Each paint and

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Brian Kemnitz

Garage Door Restoration

When we arrived these wood garage doors were very weathered and discolored our goal was to restore them to their former glory…. We started by removing all the metal hardware, masked adjacent surfaces to prevent damage and then applied multiple layers of Jasco chemical stripper. Once the old finish was removed we sanded out all discolorations and water stains. Then

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Brian Kemnitz

Failing paint… Here’s what to do…

Ever wonder why paint doesn’t always stick even know the best and most expensive paint you could find was used? The paint on this door is one of the best… Benjamin Moore Advance. So why is it failing? The answer is prep, well “lack of prep” As you can see the old finish is still glossy. It’s imperative that a

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