Saturday, December 29, 2018

Painting Prep Work Before Painting.

Interior Paint Job Prep Work That Painting Contractors Don't Talk About. (or Charge for)

When we get a call to come out to a potential interior painting job to look it over and give a quote we never know what we will see, or don't see.

When I arrive I meet the homeowner and we introduce ourselves and we proceed to look at the space to be painted.

Gone are the days of measuring the square footage of the room to be painted with a tape measure and writing it all down on a pad of paper. Today it is digital. I ask if I may snap pictures of the space to be painted from all angles and give the room a good look over with the old eyeballs. I look at the shape of the walls, doors, trim, ceiling and anything else that will need painting.

I look to see how much patching, sanding and other prep work that may be required to do the job professionally.

I talk with the home owner about what I will do, what their time frame is of when they would like the job to begin to make sure I can start, with out any conflicts for other scheduled jobs I have and that it fits their schedule.

When I get home I upload the images I took to give me a fresh perspective on the job that I looked at to be painted and what I remember seeing. It all comes together to help me to give a fair and honest quote. I then send the quote out to the customer, and usually, I'm awarded the paint job.

So the day arrives when I start the job.

First thing we do is move furniture. (refrigerators, stoves, beds, bureaus, dressers, end table  etc.)

Now, most people keep clean and tidy homes, but there are some area's that just don't get cleaned to often. Those area's are under the furniture and appliances. Especially the heavy stuff, like refrigerators, beds, bureaus, and dressers. You never know what it will look like under those things after moving them away from the walls so we have room to paint. It's good to have at least 5 feet between walls and furniture to work.

So we start to move the furniture.

Now the approaching music score from the shower scene in the movie "Psycho" begins to play in my head. 

We start with the bed. Usually the bed has not been moved in a while. It is extremely dusty under there with any number of other things. Like kids toys, snack foods, chips, Doritos's, Cheetos's, candy and wrappers, some chocolates. (people watch a lot of tv in bed today and they like to snack) The list goes on. Some of the things we find, I can't mention here.

Then there is the "other" furniture to move. 

Now the music score from "Jaws" is entering my head. You never know what lies below.

This is a scenario that is played out time after time. But that's OK. It's sort of like that in my home also. Perfectly normal.

That furniture is heavy and who looks under there anyways?

So what do we do? We clean. We pick up all trash, stale food etc. etc. and we then completely vacuum the area clean again.

Sometimes we clean the floor, like under the refrigerator.

This is not part of the quote, we just do it. And we don't tell the customer either so as to not embarrass anyone. Like I said before it is perfectly normal for stuff to collect under heavy furniture. It happens to all of us.

Most customers don't realize that we do this. They think we just paint. We are actually providing another service. The room is always cleaner after we exit.

Good painting contractors will do this cleaning service at no extra charge and never say anything about it.

Not all painting contractors do this. But we do.

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Happy Holiday's from Jcb Painting.

Season's greetings and a happy new year from Jcb Painting. May we all have a safe and prosperous new year.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Entry door painting in Mansfield.

entry door being painted 1st. coat.

Entry door after painting 3 coats with a burgundy color.Painted this door in Mansfield yesterday. Entry doors look simple enough to paint but it does take a little expertise to know which edge gets painted the exterior color and which edge gets painted the interior color. You would think it would be simple enough, but a lot of entry doors Jcb Painting see's, are a lot of the time, not painted properly. This door and surrounding window high lights was recently installed brand new.

Hinge side of entry door painted the exterior color burgundy.
This door was painted with Benjamin Moore, Moore - Glo, Soft Gloss. A great exterior door and trim paint. Jcb Painting

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Stain to Paint

Stained and varnished bay window before painting white.
Another paint job going from stain to paint in
Norton, MA. 

The finished bay window after painting it a white semi gloss.
Jcb Painting gets a lot of calls for these type of paint jobs these
days. Going from stained woodwork to paint really brightens up a room.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Painting kids room in Foxboro, MA.

before image of bedroom being prepped and painted.
This is the before image of a bedroom being painted by
Jcb Painting in Foxboro, MA. yesterday.

And the finished paint job. Walls were painted with Benjamin Moore
wall color "violet pearl".

before image of bedroom being prepped before painting.
Another angle of this bedroom being prepped for painting.

after image of painted bedroom by Jcb Painting.
There was a lot of scotch tape, silly string and magic marker on
the walls that had to be removed. The walls look like new today.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Painting stained doors.

stained interior front door before painting white.
Another paint job painting over stained woodwork in Foxboro, MA. A bonding primer was first applied and then 2 coats of Benjamin Moore Classic Regal
semi gloss. A  top shelf semi gloss painted by
Jcb Painting.

Front entry interior door after painting from stain to white semi gloss in Foxboro, MA.
The finished paint job with the walls also newly painted a light gray.
Painting over stained woodwork really brightens the whole look
of the space. Call today for your free estimate. (508) 463-5190

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Painting stained and varnished woodwork.

stained and varnished window before paint.
This is the before image of a window that was stained and
varnished. Jcb Painting gets a lot of calls to paint over
this type of woodwork. We used a bonding primer
called Stix made by Insl-x. We first caulked all gaps and
primed 1 coat.

after image of stained and varnished woodwork  painted white.
And the finished product using 2 coats of Benjamin Moore Regal Classicsemi gloss (333) A beautiful bright, smooth finish. The walls were painted a teal color with a wallpaper accent.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Painting a 2 story foyer.

This is a video of a 2 story foyer paint job Jcb Painting did in 
Mansfield, MA. We paint a lot of foyers and staircases.

Painting a 2 story foyer is one of the more challenging rooms in a house to paint.

We painted all walls, ceiling, doors, Jambs, and other wood trim with Benjamin Moore paint. 

We used Ultra Spec 500 low sheen on the walls.
gallom - Benjamin Moore -Ultra Spec 500 -low sheen
It is a highly washable wall paint and has great touch up capabilities when you have a lot of traffic (kids) going up and down the stairs.

On all the woodwork, we used Benjamin Moore's Classic Regal semi gloss. The best semi gloss on the market in my opinion. This paint when applied is self leveling and leaves no brush marks for a very smooth finish with just the right shine.

 gallon-Benjamin Moore -Regal semi gloss
Benjamin Moore Regal Classic (333) semi gloss

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Bathroom painting in Mansfield, MA. by Jcb Painting.

bathroom being prepped and painted.
Another bathroom paint job. Jcb Painting does a lot of these
jobs. The home owner picked a gray color from the test colors on the wall.

The finished bathroom paint job.
And the finished job. The color is Benjamin Moore "edgecomb gray"
Call us today for your free quote. Jcb Painting @ (508) 463- 5190.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Painting a 2 story foyer.

Jcb Painting finished this 2 story foyer yesterday changing the wall
color from a dark tan to a very popular grey color in Norton, MA.
Walls were in great shape which made for an easy paint job.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Painting a staircase-Mansfield-MA.

Staircase job Jcb Painting did in Mansfield. Had
to match the maple banisters and stair treads to the
existing hardwood floor.A lot of mixing and matching
of stain colors went into this job. 
The finished job and a perfect match.Topped it all off with 5
coats of Varathane water based satin floor finish. Hard as a rock.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Interior painting | Norton, MA.

Jcb Painting started this interior painting job in Norton, MA. yesterday painting a kitchen/dining room/ living room area before the house goes on the market for sale. Foyer and stair case are next. The wall color is Benjamin Moore "Calm" 2111-70.

Interior painting of walls.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Bedroom painting in Walpole, MA.

The before image of a bedroom being painted in Walpole, MA.
by Jcb Painting from big brother's style to little sister's.

The finished job yesterday. The new wall color is "I Heart Potion" by Behr Paint.
Curtains are on the way.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Room painters in Walpole, MA.

Jcb Painting this bedroom in Walpole, MA. Painting all baseboard, doors, jambs, ceiling, and windows. All trim and walls have been prepped for painting, caulked, and sanded. Painting ceiling in this image with a bright white flat ceiling paint. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Kitchen Painting in Mansfield, MA. 2 Colors.

before image of kitchen before painting.
Jcb Painting adding new color to
this kitchen.
 New colors added to kitchen. Coral Spice and Flattering Peach.
After image of new colors added to kitchen. Coral Spice and Flattering Peach.
Before new color.

The finish.

Painted this 2 color kitchen yesterday in Mansfield, MA. using Benjamin Moore "Coral Spice"under chair rail and Sherwin Williams "Flattering Peach" above. The walls were in great shape for once. A nice bonus.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Living room painting and the finished paint job.

After walls restored Jcb Painting cutting in new color with
Benjamin Moore "paper white" in this living room
located in Mansfield, MA.

And the finished product. The home owners are very happy with
the results after living with peeling paint for the
last several years.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Wall repair in Mansfield, MA.

After being sanded of all loose paint and primed with a bonding primer all the walls were skim coated with a wall board compound by Jcb Painting.

Today all walls will be sanded again and another coat of a bonding primer will be applied to make ready for the finish coats.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Sanding walls in Mansfield, MA.

Starting a new paint job today in Mansfield MA. First off sanding all peeling paint off walls in living room from painting by other company just 3 years ago. Never saw such a interior painting failure. A real challenge to bring these walls back to good condition. Stay tuned.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Deck and Patio Painting in Norton, MA.

Owner of Jcb Painting power washing deck to clean before painting.
Power washing the deck with an electric power washer. I've never used an electric power washer before and I liked it. No gas or exhaust fumes to smell and  it did the job here quite well. And much less noise. In fact it was super quiet!
Before image of 1st floor deck before painting.
After power wash and getting ready to paint.
View from 2nd floor deck  to 1st. floor deck
View from 2nd floor deck which will also be painted..
Cutting in 2nd floor deck for painting.
Cutting in 2nd floor deck and  ready to roll out. I will be using 2 coats of Benjamin Moore Arborcoat to paint these decks and railings.
2nd floor deck after rolling out paint.
The finish.

Half way through painting a deck.
Half way through.
stair case to deck.
Step on to the new deck!

the finished paint job on deck.
And the finished paint job in Norton, MA. by Jcb Painting August 17, 2018