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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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