It is with pride and sadness that I write this post. My Dad…my hero…the man who showed me what is was to work hard and be honest passed this past month. I grew up around painting , that is all I saw my dad do. Paint and fix anything with what ever materials he had on hand. I called him the original MacGyver. Growing up I would put his rubber pressure cleaning boots on that covered my entire leg and I would play fixing the house and painting. I even painted my sister when I was around four but that is a story for another time.(Mom had a hard time taking oil base paint off my sister with mineral spirits). My dad was sponsored by my Aunt to come to this country from Italy. He left everything for a better life. My mom was not able to come to the United States with him because he needed to show he could support her. After two years of working hard my mom joined him in Florida. He went on to work with some wonderful people who he learned the trade and then he eventually decided to go out on his own. He started manufacturing his own paint and all he did at the time was paint roofs. Back in the days Florida just had white tile roofs and gravel roofs. As time went on , shingle roofs and color tile roofs became more popular and he went on to paint houses, never giving up roof painting. My dad was on a roof up until he was 81 years old. Did I tell you he had an incredible work ethic? He always worked! Once he stopped climbing ladders to clean and paint roofs he still worked around doing odds and ends until he fell to dementia. It was a long tough battle and he fought to the bitter end. His strength is the legacy.
I want to continue making him proud of his company. I guarantee to provide top quality work with quality products. I am fortunate that we have incredible new products and paint has evolved in such a way that these products have revolutionized colors. Houses , roofs, interiors,driveways, patios and all can be a work of art. Color can change the world and bring happiness and beauty just with a stroke of a brush. If you are in the market for some change …paint!
Summer 2018 is upon us and so is the heat and rain too! It is a perfect time to pressure clean your exterior surfaces (walkways,patios,sidewalks) to prevent mold and make the surfaces safe to walk on. There is nothing like a fresh coat of paint and pressure cleaned exterior to have that extra curb appeal. Just painting your front door can give your house a whole new vibe. We you are ready for a little change just call your local painter and have them brighten your summer!
Welcome to another one of my posts. I’m not going to start 2018 with any excuses for not updating my blog so lets get started! New colors, new textures and new products are what is trending right now.I have been in the painting business for 47 years and I am continuously in awe of how far the industry has grown. When my dad started our business we manufactured our own paint. We did primarily roof painting only and he would make his magic in our little warehouse in this large vat and it was quality paint then. All things change and especially in our industry and the paint products that could be bought at a store became better quality and eventually we could not compete with the prices.So we decided to go the route of being cost effective knowing the product was good and stopped making our own paints. I will never forget those memories on how my father would create his paint. Change is good and necessary so we changed with the times and began painting interior and exterior houses. No longer did we just paint gravels and tile roofs. Eventually,roofing companies came out with color tiles, shingles and the need for white roofs dwindled.To add to all the changes, stores rented high power pressure cleaners so we once again changed as the needs changed. The “do it yourself” trend exploded. Thank goodness for those people who don’t have the time or interest in pressure cleaning and painting. They keep us in business.
I wanted to start the year with a little reflection and explain how ingrained the painting business is in me. It was and will be my life passion. So when I see exciting new colors and terrific products I just want to help people make improvements to their homes. I take great pride in my work , not saying I don’t make mistakes now and then, but I truly like to help people achieve the changes they want in and around their homes. This is a great new year to start with great new changes and a coat of paint can be a simple solution!
I wasn’t joking when I said I was not good at posting. I am proud to say I am a much better painter than a blogger! My excuse…. too busy painting which is a good thing.
Summer is a perfect time to spruce up the house and re paint , pressure clean or add new color to your home. Looks like earth tones are always a safe and go to color. However, the new trend request for both inside and outside of a home is … Grey ( British English) or Gray ( American English).I Looked up that fact on google.com and then became fascinated by the definition of this color. It was stated as an intermediate color between black and white and it stated it was a color “without color.” ( obvious known fact) Now I felt compelled to find more enlightening facts about this color so I looked up the psychology of the color gray. Of course it starts off with basic facts that it is a color of compromise or indecision but then I read on. There are positive traits of the word gray such as: reliable,dignified,elegant,calming,professional and classic just to name a few. So with those positive words, I will end this with my thoughts on how much I look forward to the summer months ,hot sun ,frequent rain showers and painting!
Well this update is well overdue. Fall is already here and unfortunately the temperatures are still running high. No break …yet! With the change of the seasons we look for less humidity. These past few months have been exceptionally rainy. With rain comes moldy surfaces. Pressure clean those sidewalks,walkways,driveways and wash down the walls of your house. Don’t forget the roof! A simple pressure cleaning can really make a difference on your curb appeal. The holidays are right around the corner so if you are looking to paint your house the sooner the better. Choose colors that will work with your landscape and your area. I always like to provide samples so you can see what the color will look like on the walls. It is hard to judge looking at a color book or looking at a can of paint. When paint dries it is not always the color or finish you are looking for. Make sure whoever paints your house , takes the time to work with you to pick the perfect color!
Warm wishes for a beautiful Fall