Transformation!

Paint on paneling can transform a room!  This owner has a modern style.

Paneling WoolSkein

The new color is Wool Skein by Sherwin-Williams. I gave the paneling a light sanding, a coat of Sherwin-Williams’ Multi-purpose Primer, and two coats of Cashmere paint.

Frplce Black Fox

The fireplace is now Black Fox by Sherwin-Williams.  I used the Emerald paint in a Matte finish.

Add the modern black leather furniture and it is an awesome space.

Color of the Year

Time to finish the basement bathroom.

Bath Aloe

Sherwin-Williams 2013 color of the year, Aloe, is the color of this new bath.  This a great color because of the spa feel.

What Color is Your Closet

Closets are the forgotten room when it comes to painting.  This closet was painted purple when the bedroom was painted.

New Color is White

The new homeowner did not want a purple closet.  So, I painted two coats of Quick Dry Stain Blocking Primer by Sherwin-Williams.  Two coats of white paint and the purple is gone.

Remodel Painted

This remodel needed some color.

Whiskers with accent wall in Oswego Tea

The walls are painted the color Whiskers with Oswego Tea as an accent.  The windows and trim were also painted.

White Spindles

This homeowner had wanted white spindles on the railing since the home was built years ago.  The builder didn’t do it.

It is easiest to paint the spindles before they are installed but it is not impossible to do after the fact.  Make sure that you take time to tape carefully.  It can be tedious but it will make a difference in how the project turns out.  Also keep in mind that it won’t be perfect.  It is difficult to get every little nook and cranny.  Next sand the varnish coating off as much as possible – the small areas are the hardest.  Then vacuum and use a tack cloth to removed the dust.  Now get out the primer.  Depending on the stain color, you may want to do two coats of primer.  Next, paint the spindles.  I use Sherwin-Williams ProClassic.  It comes in latex and oil base.  The latex drys as hard as an oil base but is easier to clean up the tools.  I recommend two coats of paint.  Lastly, remove the tape carefully and completely.  I use a wallpaper knife to help me get those tiny pieces off.

From Dark to Light

These homeowners wanted a light, bright space.

From Tan & Green to Eggwhite

Changing from colors to cream can be done but it takes some work.  To go to a cream or any white color, the walls have to be primed.  I had the primer tinted to the wall color, Eggwhite by Sherwin-Williams.  I used their Quick-Dry Stain Blocking Primer.  Two coats of the primer was used with a 4 hour dry time between coats.

Color is Eggwhite by Sherwin-Wiliams

Next day, I used Super Paint by Sherwin-Williams in Eggwhite.  Super Paint is primer and paint in one.  Two coats of this paint was also applied to get good coverage.

My Parent’s Barn Window

My parents are retired dairy farmers.  They still live on the farm.  My dad asked me to paint the barn windows.

Barn Window

I used a Exterior Wood Primer by Sherwin-Williams to protect the bare wood.  Then I painted the windows with a latex, satin white paint.  I also had to caulk the windows to get them weather tight.  These windows will be good for several years.