Spring is here in Portland and I am trying out a new version of an old machine. The push mower so far it is working great it is a joy to push around an almost silent mower. It is cutting through everything, tall grass no problem. It feels great to be outside and knowing that mowing the lawn is not polluting and noisy as it used to be. One small change towards a more sustainable world.
For years the finest trim work, fireplace mantels, cabinets and classic wood windows would have been painted with oil enamel. This was the gold standard for interior work and took a skilled painter to prepare and apply correctly. The main disadvantages were that it had to be cleaned up with paint thinner and it had strong unhealthy fumes.
All of this has changed with a new low VOC oil enamel that cleans up with water.
Now walls and ceilings can be painted in zero voc paint and the trim work can be painted in a beautiful, durable low voc paint.
We find this high quality trim paint is best applied by brush. We can transform your home with minimal disruption.
It is always a good time to brighten up you home with new colors. We are working with low and zero VOC paints which have almost no fumes. A great way to start is to brush color samples on the wall that you want to paint. Be sure to put a drop cloth or some newspaper down first. Several stores are selling small 4 once samples of paint. Brushing the sample color on the wall gives you a chance to see it at different times of the day under different lighting conditions. We like to brush on samples in a room before we paint it so that you can approve the color before the whole room is done. If you are stuck or unsure about your colors there are some great color consultants in Portland we will be happy to connect you with.
When you start to work on your house choosing what to build with is important. The amount of exposure to the weather and the visibility of the materials can influence choice. On this porch repair we went for best quality. The wood is straight grain Douglas fir no knots. We put it in place with stainless steel nails.