Posts for : January 2019

Light check AFTER the primer coat

Prior to painting walls or flat ceilings you should check for any large damage and repair it.  However, there is always damage that appears (be it because of other tradesmen banging up the walls or because the light changes the surface after the prime coat goes on).  The process we use is to do major repairs  (large broken tape joints, larger holes, eye level damage) the put the 1st coat on.  After the first coat we pole sand the entire surface and light check it for smaller damage.  Basically every surface gets a double check.  Heres a ceiling in Woodbury where we scraped down the popcorn texture and repaired some major damage (a total of 6 broken tape joints).  Then we skim coated the entire ceiling and primed with a flat ceiling primer.  After the prime process we light checked the entire surface for smaller prep.  After the smaller prep was repaired we put two coats of flat ceiling paint.  Turned out great.

Here is Jason after the primer doing the additional light check and ceiling repair.

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Yogo Studio above a Horse Barn…… A homeowner with 2 enthusiasms put both in the same place…  0

Complete Custom Painting performed an interior staining and enameling project in Stillwater, MN for a homeowner who was building a unique barn.  The barn included 2×6 fur walls, a pine ceiling, maple trim, oak doors and oak cabinetry.

The finishes were diverse and included the following:

Oak doors and custom vanity included 2 coats of stain followed by 3 coats of sealer and vanirsh (oil)

Maple trim got 1 coat of pro-block primer followed by 2 top coats of Sheriwn Williams Emerald Enamel

Fur Boards got 1 coat of bleaching oil followed by 1 clear coat of a water-based sealer and 1 top coat of a tinted water-based sealer

Pine Boards got 1 coat of bleaching oil followed by 2 coats of a water-based sealer (clear)

Walls were primed and painted with Sherwin Williams Cashmere.

 

This job took a few months given the complexities of the carpentry work but it was worth it.  The most elaborate barn I’ve ever seen!

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Make Maple or Pine look like Cherry  0

If you are having new wood work stained (windows, doors, cabinets, trim etc etc) you should consider doing a lot of stain matching before starting.

In the case of windows (which is a common item homeowners have replaced in their homes) consider most wood windows are made of pine/fur.  Their are window companies that install oak/maple windows also but the primary window wood is pine/fur.

The portions of the windows that are pine/fur are normally the sash and the jamb.  The sash on the window is the part that moves (goes up and down in the case of a double hung window/side to side in the case of a glider window/or in and out in the case of a casement window……).  The sash could also be described as the part that is direct contact with the glass.

The jamb on the window is the part that sits in the framing pocket.  Normally the jamb is between 2 and 6 inches wide and conects to the casing.

The casing is normally the part of the window that shares the same species of woood as the rest of the house.

Sooooo-  A typical house will have Oak baseboard, doors, door frames cabinetry etc etc but the jamb and sash on the same houses windows will most likely be pine/fur.  2 differnt woods.

 

As such-  a good painter/stainer should be able to make the pine/fur match the other species of wood in the house.  Pine normally has slightly yellow raw wood state (Oak normally pink, clear or grey.  Maple normally grey or clear.  Cherry normally light pink changing to dark red over time.  Poplar clear or green.)

To make sure you get a quality match, before you stain, get multiple matches done on multiple pieces of the wood that will be installed.  Compare the maple to the pine (or whichever species you are matching the new windows to)

 

Here is a job where we matched some custom bathroom windows to the cherry casing in the house.  The windows had a maple hardwood/pine hardwood and maple veneer and needed to match the casing in the rest of the house.

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