Paint Contractors

Vancouver PainterThe appeal of your home’s exterior greatly affects its market value. And that includes the quality of any painting you have done on wood, stucco, concrete, brick or other surfaces. Since this is the first thing that people see, the exterior of your house also gives a lasting impression about your general habits in caring for the house and its overall maintenance, inside and out.

If you don’t consider the look of your home’s exterior to be as important as the décor inside, think again. If you want to catch eye of prospective home buyers, remember that paint that’s faded or peeling can make your house look much older than it really is.

Make for Good Neighbours with a Vancouver Painter

It’s not just fences, as they say. Even if you aren’t planning to put your house on the market in the near future, take pride in keeping it attractive. Don’t become the eyesore on the block. A good Vancouver painter will highly recommend repainting your house during the dryer season. The wetter, windier weather of late fall and winter definitely take their toll on your home’s exterior, so think seriously about getting the job done while conditions are optimum.

A Vancouver Painter Knows the Benefits of Dry Days

When it comes to outdoor painting, it is well worth it to strike while the weather’s warm. Here are just two excellent reasons to take advantage of exterior painting before the going gets cold and damp. Continue Reading…

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The floor is probably the most used and abused part of a home. It occupies the most space and serves as a surface on which everything else is placed. Everyone who comes into your house walks and runs around on your floor, furniture is moved and jostled—not to mention spills and scuff marks! This wear-and-tear and traffic takes its toll.

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Every now and then you see those awful cracks and bubbles appearing in your drywall. Sometimes they are nail-pops; where the nails that are in the 2 x 4’s start to come out. You know that if you hammer them back in, there will be a huge hole in the wall and many cracks.

Cracks in Drywall and the Painting Process

Cracks often appear simply because the house is “settling” or the building shifts a little and it puts stresses here and there. If a part of the drywall was not finished correctly when it was first done, there will be flaws that arise. Occasionally the wall pulls slightly down and away from the ceiling and there is a new crack to contend with. There are a myriad of ways to create a crack in your wall.

Drywall Damage from Water

Leaving a window open a lot during rain can eventually cause considerable damage to the drywall. The operative word here being “dry”. Drywall products don’t like to get wet and when they do, Continue Reading…

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A paint job is the most economical home makeover!

Are your walls and trim scuffed, nicked, faded or outdated? Do the MOST economical makeover – paint.

You’ve seen it in magazines in the before and after pictures.

An ordinary room suddenly looks extraordinary with only the use of paint! Changing to the most up to date colors; making a feature wall; using stronger colors than ‘contractor beige’ all make for the least expensive change that you can make to upgrade your home or office.

And use our design service if you need help to choose the most up-to-date color schemes. It’s surprising how much value a good Designer can bring to change the look AND ‘up the value’ of a living or working space.

Vancouver painter and contractor Peter Byrne
“PETER BYRNE is the owner and hands-on manager of Kassel Painting Limited. In the last two decades he has run over 1500 painting projects totalling $5.5M. There is little that can go right (or wrong) on a job-site he has not seen, solved, and lived to talk about.”
Creative Commons Attribution: Permission is granted to repost this article in its entirety with credit to Kassel Painting and a clickable link back to this page.

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People ask me; “when is the best time to paint?”

From a consumer standpoint you might say ‘summer’. The weather is great, the cotton is high and the living is easy. If you are painting indoors you can have all the windows open and so on.

The problem is that summer’s the only time for outside painting. Realize outside painting is vital to protect the building from weather. It is not simply a colour choice. You need to do it every 6 to 8 years. And it’s not just one or more rooms. It’s the whole house. It’s protection of your investment.

From this you can understand how outside work is more than 50% of a contractors business. Yet we only have maybe 4 months of actual dry/temperate weather to do the work. So the math of supply and demand shows that if more than 1/2 the work has to be done in 1/3 of the time then we aren’t all that available to paint your bedroom in July. It’s the economics of time.

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A prospective client recently told me she hesitated to call us feeling she may not be able to afford our services. When I provided her quote she was surprised as we were ‘right in the middle’ price-wise.

Being professional does not have to mean costing more. While it is true we have the overhead of safety equipment, training, liability insurance, WCB, and other costs of legally operating a business, (expenses that protect YOU the client) we can also save you a lot in various ways:

  • Because all of our crews are experienced and efficient we get more painting done per hour.
  • Buying in quantity we get good discounts from suppliers.
  • Crews are dispatched from a central office increasing efficiency in travel and organization.
  • With several crews and literally dozens of years experience we have a broad knowledge base for problem-solving of unusual circumstances.
  • Knowing our painters well I send out the best crew for your particular job.
  • We consider communication and customer service equal in importance to painting skill. When you and your painter are ‘in sync’ the job goes smoothly and on-budget.

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