It's been a warm winter. Here it is nearly 70 degrees on Super Bowl Sunday. It's not too early to paint but in the event we get more winter weather the main thing to watch out for is if it's going to freeze at night we need . . . Read More >>
If you are buying zero or low VOC paint to reduce the air pollution in your home be sure to either not tint it or tint it to a very light tint. So far tint is a non-organic material which can increase the VOC's in the paint to mor . . . Read More >>
If you or your painter paints a room and you discover it's not at all the color you expected it may not be due to poor color picking or a bad tinting job at the paint store. You might be able to blame it on the light.
After pai . . . Read More >>
Many people go to sell their home and their realtor takes one look at their kitchen and tells them they need to get it remodeled before trying to sell the home. They also tell them they need to get the house painted to which of co . . . Read More >>
If given the chance, I'm going to try to talk you out of it. Not that a painter wouldn't want the business but some things just trump that desire to make another buck.
Here's how the conversation between you and me might go:
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According to a new National Home Design and Color Survey from Sherwin-Williams, seven-in-10 homeowners plan to undertake a house-related project in the next six months. Of those homeowners planning house projects, painting tops th . . . Read More >>
I just got through painting my second red house in Kennewick. For my first red house the owner already knew he wanted his assisted living facility to be red before he called me for a paint quote. This time however the owner just . . . Read More >>
Gallup ranked all 189 U.S. metro areas by conducting 178,000 interviews nationwide. It asked people to consider a set of six sub-indexes, which individually examine life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical hea . . . Read More >>
Experience Has Shown College Pro Bids Higher
More than once I've seen College Pro painting a house and stopped by to ask how much they are charging for the paint job. I do this after I've sized up the job and have roughly figured . . . Read More >>
This short video from my friend John Shearer at Shearer Painting in Seattle gives a good idea of all that goes into painting a set of kitchen cabinets. It's quite an operation.
Medina Interior Painting, Shearer Painting f . . . Read More >>
If you want to fix up your house for resale it's good to pick colors that will be liked by the highest percentage of your potential customers, yet too much color can make it hard for potential buyers to imagine their furnishings f . . . Read More >>
Why Would Anyone Want to Relocate to the Tri-Cities, WA?
It's the Economy - Our economy has been getting national attention: the Tri-Cities ranked #11 out of 366 Statistical Metro Areas for strength of economy in 2013 ba . . . Read More >>
One-liners from contractors and their employees. This website is family-friendly so I can only post about 5% of what contractors say:
I can explain this to you; I can't comprehend it for you.
I've forgotten more than you'll . . . Read More >>
For the first time in Kirbyworks history the majority of work performed was from referrals from happy customers and from happy customers coming back for another painting project. 74% of the painting work performed by Kirbyworks i . . . Read More >>
More and more home owners are opting to paint their kitchen cabinets rather than replace them. Finding the right paint with the right characteristics is critical to how well the cabinets will hold up to use and abuse and to how g . . . Read More >>
Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service
Kirbyworks Painting has earned the service industry-coveted 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor awarded annually to approximately 5 percent of all t . . . Read More >>
First of all, we don't do estimates; we give you a bid. We do not come back after the job is over saying we are charging more unless you have added work beyond the original scope we agreed on in the beginning and then o . . . Read More >>
Rather than present you with a long document with a lot of fine print describing what I will or won't warranty, I prefer an old-school method. Just call me if there are issues with the painting we have done, and if we can both ag . . . Read More >>
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