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Twin Cities Based Painting Company completes large interior painting/staining job in North Oaks MN

Complete Custom Painting is a Twin Cities based painting company that does interior and exterior painting and staining. On this job we mixed two types of stains, one for the pine and one for the oak and we painted all the ceilings and walls.  Excellent service and care of the homeowners property was needed as the floors were just finished.  The products that were used were water-based stain, Zero VOC Wall and ceiling paint and water based polyurethane.  Complete Custom Painting offers interior and exterior residential and commercial painting in the Twin Cities, Metro Area.  This job was in North Oaks.

Contact Complete Custom Painting 651-336-0561 for a free estimate.

Twin Cities Based Painting Company completes window enameling in Edina, MN

Complete Custom Painting is a Twin Cities based Painting Company that does interior and exterior painting and staining.

On this job 2 painters were tasked with matching an existing deep based Cherry stain and matching an enameled fireplace mantle to several new windows.  The process involved enameling with Benjamin Moore Satin Impervo and staining with General Finishes Staining Products.  All products were water-based because we are conscience of homeowners health needs.  In addition, we did a through walk through in order to make sure the customer was extremely happy with the end result.  Quality is the most imporatant aspect of our job, and service is extremley important to make sure all of the customers needs are met.

Call Complete Custom Painting (Located in White Bear Lake, MN) a Twin Cities based Interior and Exterior Painting Company for any Painting Needs.

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Exterior House painting in Woodbury, MN

Complete Custom Painting closed out the exterior painting season in 2016 with several projects.  1 in the Liberty Neighborhood in Stillwater, 1 in the Dancing Water Neighborhood in Woodbury and 1 in Eagan.  The projects consisted of wood prep/staining (Eagan), Sealing Hardie Plant and top coating with 2 coats as well as sealing brick (Woodbury) and matching with one coat in Stillwater.

All surfaces required a different approach.  The color of the surfaces affected the decision on the quality of product, if a primer should be used, how many coats should be used etc etc.  At complete custom painting it is our goal to be consultive and give you the very best paint job for your given objective.  In one of the projects the homeowner had a deep base color and planned to live in the house “forever.”  for another project, the homeowner only wanted to “spruce up for a few years” because they were considering siding replacement for certain areas.  When considering exterior house painting, consider your goals for longevity, talk to a designer (its free) and use a quality exterior house painting company like Complete Custom Painting.

Call for a free estimate on all of your interior or exterior painting projects:  651-336-0561

Commercial Roof Washing/Vinyl Roofs/Commercial Buildings

To maintain the warranty on white vinyl roofs they need to be maintained.  They all collect dirt, mildew, suite and various other types of debris.  They need patching occasionally and washing also.  An important aspect for cleaning them is to avoid using a harsh chemical that would potentially etch or modify the composition or the surface.  The correct process is to use a detergent that won’t harm the surface and wash the surface so as not to damage it.  On this commercial vinyl roof in Minnetonka, MN we used a gentle, environmetally friendly detergent, scrubbed it gently then washed it with a Hot Water Washer.  A big advantage to acheieving a cleaner roof is Hot water.  Hot water cleans everything better so the owner of the building got a better job in the same amount of time and at the same price than had a company used cold water.

Call Complete Custom Painting for Commercial Building Painting and Washing

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Exterior and Interior Painting Job in Woodbury, MN

When you need the exterior of your Hardie Plank house painted, your deck stained, your front door re-finished and a few interior walls painted,  No need to call multiple vendors.  An experienced painting company should be able to manage and handle it all.  At this house in the Woodbury/ Lake Elmo area that started out as an exterior painting job,Finish cleaning we primed and painted the exterior hard board siding, stained the homeowners deck, painted several interior walls and applied a couple coats of spar varnish to the bead board ceiling.  Additionally, the homeowners siding was coming loose in seveal areas.  We took the time to point it out and screw down the boards on the studs.  We used stainless stell screws to avoid future rust bleed.

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Nick Dettinger 651-336-0561

 

Door Refinishing in Woodbury

Wood doors that face the sun are improperly cared for in large part.  My advice has always been to treat them like a wood boat.  One or two coats of Spar Varnish every other year (or sometimes every year will protect it.  If you wait too long the door will need to be fully re-finished.  In the event you don’t want to have the door fully stripped and sanded then sometimes (rarely) the door can be blended.  This will not achieve a perfect look but costs less than fully stripping the door.  Here is a door that we re-finished in Woodubry where we fully stripped all the raised panels and then sanded and applied a glaze to the interior routed edges.  Then we top coated with 4 coats of spar urethane.  It cost less than fully stripping it and probably less than a 1/4 of replacing it.  It looks great

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Painting Exteriors with Deep Base Colors in Woodbury

Exterior paint will fade in the sun.  In order to keep it from fading quickly, you need to do the following:  Always remove any debris, chalking or efflorescence.  This can be done by detergent washing the house with the correct cleaner.  Always use the correct primer.  On concrete composite hard board, you need to use concrete specific primer.  Finally fully back roll/back-brush the top coat and use a satin sheen.  An experienced painter should be able to get the 2nd coat of paint to level out (even with higher sheens)

Here is a house we painted in the Lake Elmo Woodbury Area.

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Wallpaper removal in Coon Rapids, MN

It is important to sample the removal of wallpaper for any jobs that involve it prior to submitting a price to a customer.

Depending on the time it was installed, brand that was used, surface it was put over etc, wallpaper will pull off more easily or difficult.  This is consistent with 54 inch vinyl paper (commercial wall covering) or with the stuff you see in homes (wallpaper).  We did a job about 4 or 5 years back that required a lot of wallpaper removal and commercial painting and I had a wall paper installer with over 30 years experience look it over and he would not commit to a price for rem,oval without doing a lot of removing (sampling) all over the job.  When you do the sample, you shouldn’t pull a small piece on a corner you should do the same process that you plan to do if awarded the job on an entire section to be sure of the effort it will take for the removal.  This is the fairest way to submit a bid to your customer and be confident it has value (both for you and the customer).

In this picture I sampled 4 areas for a large home on the Mississippi River in Coon Rapids and found that 3 out of the 4 areas pulled easily with relatively no scoring or fabric softener application (that’s what we use instead of the harsh chemicals that are over priced), but one of the areas required a lot of scoring, a much longer dwell time for the water and revealed that a little more attention will need to be showed to the wall after the wallpaper is removed.  After seeing how the different wall paper pulled in the different areas, I can plan for a full skim coat in the one area and plan for a light sanding in the other 3 areas.  Now, my bid will have accuracy, the customer will get a perfect job at the correct price.

 

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Enameling Cabinets in White Bear Lake

Here is job we enameled for a cabinet maker.  The homeowner of these new cabinets was adamant she wanted a non-oil product because of concerns about the environment, vocs, etc etc.  After we showed them some samples, the homeowner really wanted the look of oil (which has a different luster than water-based products) however.  There are several products that spray nicely and “lay down” beautifully that are called Alkyd Hybrids.  They achieve the look of oil but have much lower voc’s than oil.  They also, seal wood surfaces better than a water-based product.

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Painting with Dark colors on exterior exposures (houses or commercial)

The sun, excessive moisture and cold weather are harsh on exterior surfaces.  One clear instance of this is when you see a dark color begin to fade, oxidize, chalk or show lines.  This happens because deeper base colors have more colorant in it and the colorant in paint tends to be less resistant to paint fading than the other ingredients in the typical can of exterior paint.  Another reason oxidizing can occur is when the surface that is painted is reacting chemically from the underside.  Two examples:   When cement or cement composite surfaces help to discolor a dark paint because of efflorescence.   Efflorescence is when salt comes out of cement/concrete surfaces and makes “white marks” or “chalk marks”. The 2nd example is when a galvanized metal is painted without the proper prep.  When you have an instance where you have a deep base color that is fading, you have to use the correct primer (if its an instance of a concrete composite surface) and use a top coat that resists fading.  There are a few top coats that do much better against fading in deep base color, and there are primers that are made to block and adhere to cement or properly prepared galvanized surfaces.  If you use the correct products and process the results should be excellent.  The pictures are of a job where we painted a deep red on the entry doors of some condos in St. Paul, MN.  The previous paint was fading, discolored and mis-matched.  We prepped correctly and used the correct top coat to resist fading.

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