Yelp & Angie’s List Rate Kevin Palmer Painting 5 Stars

April 27th, 2015

We love YELP*! We love Angie’s List! We love all consumer-based referral sites that help people make intelligent, informed decisions. At Kevin Palmer Painting we believe customers are our best form of advertising. To be successful, businesses today have to go beyond ordinary and give consistently superior service and results. The painting professionals of Kevin Palmer Painting deliver! Thank you to all of our many customers for their kind words.

 

Beverly W. of Granby, CT had this to say about Kevin Palmer Painting:

 

“Kevin Palmer and his crew were wonderful to work with recently. I hired him to have the first floor of our condo painted and they did a excellent job. The crew was there at 8 a.m. on Monday to start and were finished on Tuesday at 11 a.m. I was amazed since Kevin said it would be one to three days at the most. I couldn’t believe it when they were finished so fast and did such a beautiful job. Did a great clean-up and put any furniture they had to move – especially the TV, stereo and CD – back in place and hooked up. This was very helpful as I would not have been able to do it myself. I’m already making plans for staining of new windows that will be installed. Kevin Palmer Painting is now my painter to call.”

 

Sharon G. of West Hartford, CT had this to say about Kevin Palmer Painting:

 

After researching several available service providers, we chose Kevin Palmer painting to work on our property.  It was an excellent decision!  From the first visit to assess our home’s painting needs, to the very fair and detailed work estimate, to the impeccable completion of the work, we were thoroughly impressed and completely satisfied.  Drew arrived on time as promised and power washed our entire home.  It sparkled!  Rusty, Jonathan and Jeff did a beautiful job painting. All work was done so professionally, using the highest quality products, with great attention to detail.  Each day the cleanup left the area immaculate and spotless.

I recommend Kevin Palmer Painting to anyone who appreciates great craftsmanship performed by a dedicated and well-trained crew.  Their work is meticulous and it is clear they take great pride in their work.  Since our home was painted last month, I have received calls from neighbors complimenting how beautiful our home looks, and Palmer Painting has painted 4 additional homes on my street!

I highly recommend Kevin Palmer Painting to any homeowner wishing to restore the original beauty of their home.”

 

John G. of Avon, CT had this to say about Kevin Palmer Painting:

 

“Spring of 2014 we sought to have our house in Avon power washed.  We liked the fact that Kevin was quick to respond (email and on the phone), and that their quote was competitive when compared to other estimates we obtained.  The power washing, which took approximately 4 hours, was professionally done – on time – on the day we agreed upon.  We found Kevin Palmer Painting to be an excellent choice and would not hesitate to recommend him to others.”

 

Kevin W. of Bloomfield, CT had this to say about Kevin Palmer Painting:

 

“This is the second time we have used Kevin Palmer Painting (the first was for my father’s house). I am extremely pleased with the work his crew provided: detailed preparation, a clear explanation and recommendation on what paints to use, maintaining a clean work area, not rushing the job and a strong focus on safety. They are professional in all ways and in the end we received a beautiful result.

In addition, we used Kevin to clean our roof shingles – it came out looking like new!

We give Kevin Palmer Painting our HIGHEST recommendation.”

 

Doug E. of West Hartford, CT had this to say about Kevin Palmer Painting:

 

“Kevin and his team exceeded our expectations in every way.  There was no comparison to any other organization.  He’s very responsive, professional, and the quality of work was perfect.

His team was very pleasant, we barely knew they were here and they left no sign of their presence when they left except that the house looked great!

Next time we need someone to do any painting, we will be calling Kevin.”

 

Anne S. of Granby, CT had this to say about Kevin Palmer Painting:

 

“Kevin Palmer Painting first painted the exterior of my home in Simsbury and most recently painted the interior of my new apartment in Granby. The quality of the work (and workmanship) was excellent. His painters were professional, thorough, knowledgeable about the paint products they were using and the application process. From start to finish they kept their work area neat and paid great attention to leaving my house in the same condition as it was before they started the job. His painters, and Kevin Palmer, took pride in their painting and the finished product highlighted their standards. I thank them for the long lasting, beautiful painting they did for me.”

 

We would like to thank our painting customers for the wonderful reviews. They are much appreciated and hopefully will help others make an informed decision.

 

At Kevin Palmer Painting we promise to give you a paint job that looks better, lasts longer, and offers the ultimate in beauty and protection. We have been servicing the interior and exterior painting,  power washing, and roof cleaning needs of fine homes in West Hartford CT and the surrounding Farmington Valley towns of Avon CT, Bloomfield CT, Canton CT, Farmington CT, Granby CT, and Simsbury CT for nearly a half century. For further information you can reach us at (860) 658-2441 or visit us on the web at www.kevinpalmerpainting.com .

Extreme Deck Refinishing

August 22nd, 2014

Nowadays everything is extreme… extreme sports, extreme weight loss, and if you can believe it, even extreme pizza!

 

Not to be outdone, the exterior house painting professionals at Kevin Palmer Painting recently undertook an extreme deck refinishing and restoration project.

A beautiful setting. Deck restoration done by the house painting professionals of Kevin Palmer Painting.

A beautiful setting. Deck restoration done by the house painting professionals of Kevin Palmer Painting.

The deck we were contracted to restore was actually a stunning wooden bridge spanning a flowing brook. Refinishing and preserving the wood decking and railings presented a number of issues which our exterior painters had to address.

Paint preparation is the key to a long-lasting exterior painting project.

Paint preparation is the key to a long-lasting exterior painting project.

The bridge was built prior to 1978 which presented concerns about lead paint. Kevin Palmer Painting is a Lead-Safe Certified painting contractor with long-term employees who are Lead-Safe Certified Renovators. Our painters are trained and understand the necessity of completing all work, including power washing and preparatory work in an appropriate manner.

 

Attention to detail. The house painting experts at Kevin Palmer Painting work as a team. Good work Dru and Jeff!

Attention to detail. The house painting experts at Kevin Palmer Painting work as a team. Good work Dru and Jeff!

Power washing was the first order of the day. The fact that this pressure washing had to be done on a wood deck suspended over water required experience, expertise, and more than a little bit of ingenuity. Our power washing experts used a wash system that thoroughly cleaned the wood surfaces of all mold and mildew all the while protecting the ducks, fish, and brook below. A containment hammock was suspended above the water and beneath the bridge to collect all chippings, residue, and debris.

 

Painting preparation takes time. Jeff makes sure everything is ready to go (and the fish are protected)!

Painting preparation takes time. Jeff makes sure everything is ready to go (and the fish are protected)!

Next came the preparatory work. All scrapings were safely collected, contained, and ultimately disposed of properly. The house painters of Kevin Palmer Painting have always taken great pride in giving our customers a properly prepared surface that creates the foundation for a beautiful long-lasting finish.

 

Deck refinishing in a picture perfect setting. The gazebo received some TLC too.

Deck refinishing in a picture perfect setting. The gazebo received some TLC too.

As part of the preparation work, the painters used their experience and expertise to remove stains and discolorations. Rust from nail heads was removed and the rusting nail heads were treated with a rust inhibitive coating. Wood stampings and markings were removed as part of the painting preparation process.

 

Exterior preparation and painting pays off  - a well protected and preserved deck and railings, expertly restored. Kevin Palmer Painting. An Avon CT exterior painting project of which we are very proud!

Exterior preparation and painting pays off – a well protected and preserved deck and railings, expertly restored. Kevin Palmer Painting. An Avon CT exterior painting project of which we are very proud!

Once the bridge was power washed and preparatory work was complete, a protective deck coating was applied. The painters had done such a nice job power washing and preparing the deck floor and railings that the homeowner wanted to preserve the natural look with the best wood preservative available.

 

From every angle this deck restoration looks beautiful. The house painting experts at Kevin Palmer Painting collectively had 75 years painting experience on this project  to draw from!

From every angle this deck restoration looks beautiful. The house painting experts at Kevin Palmer Painting collectively had 75 years painting experience on this project to draw from!

Using our experience with different manufacture’s products, Kevin Palmer Painting chose and applied a clear wood finish that protected the wood and enhanced its character and beauty. The finish results were spectacular!

 

The fish are safe - can you see them? The deck preparation and preservative application preserved and protected this beautiful bridge.

The fish are safe – can you see them? The deck preparation and preservative application preserved and protected this beautiful bridge.

Wood decks need regular maintenance to preserve and protect the beauty and integrity of the wood. For your next deck refinishing, staining or exterior house painting project call the professional painters of Kevin Palmer Painting. We will give you a paint job that looks better, lasts longer, and offers the ultimate in beauty and protection. Now that’s extreme!

 

Exterior  house painting. A picture is worth a thousand words. The house, gazebo, and bridge all carefully and professionally painted by Kevin Palmer Painting.

Exterior house painting. A picture is worth a thousand words. The house, gazebo, and bridge all carefully and professionally painted by Kevin Palmer Painting.

At Kevin Palmer Painting, we have been servicing the power washing and deck staining needs of fine homes in West Hartford CT and the surrounding Farmington Valley towns of Avon CT, Bloomfield CT, Canton CT, Farmington CT, Granby CT, and Simsbury CT for nearly a half century. For further information you can reach us at (860) 658-2441 or visit us on the web at www.kevinpalmerpainting.com .

 

From Painting to Perfection

October 11th, 2013

From Painting to Perfection: An Interview with Kevin Palmer Painting

We recently received an interview request from ConnecticutForSale. The interview was intended to provide real estate customers with helpful advice and a better experience when selling or purchasing a home. Kristen Bosse is the interviewer:

Please describe a little bit about your company and the services you offer.

Kevin Palmer Painting provides the highest quality professional interior and exterior painting services to our customers in West Hartford, CT and the towns which make up the Farmington Valley. We are a full-service residential and commercial painting company dedicated to satisfying our client’s painting needs. We have been in business since 1966. Our top priority is to give our customers the best paint job possible. We offer airless spray, brush, and roller applications, power washing, and low-pressure roof cleaning services.

What is your position at Kevin Palmer Painting?

I am the founder and president of Kevin Palmer Painting. I started the business in high school. To date we have painted for over 5000 customers as well as hundreds of commercial businesses. Most of our business is from referrals and repeat business.

What makes you different than other painting contractors?

We are absolutely committed to providing the best quality paint job possible to all of our customers. All of our employees are obsessive in their commitment to detail and workmanship. All of our work is done in-house. We do not subcontract anything. This gives us complete quality control. All of our painters are full time professionals who average 17 years working for Kevin Palmer Painting. Longevity of employees in the work place is something of which we are very proud. We have the best painters in the world working for our company. Our customer service is exceptional. We have been in the business long enough to develop the experience necessary to properly address any residential or commercial painting project.

What are the advantages to having a fresh paint job on your house?

A properly prepared and painted home looks attractive and increases a property’s value. Painting minimizes deterioration from the elements, sun, rain etc. and decreases the need for premature, costly, and avoidable wood repair and replacement.

What is the best time of year to paint your home?

Our exterior season starts in April and continues through October. We closely watch weather daily conditions and forecasts to always paint within manufacturer specified temperature and humidity ranges.

How often should the average homeowner get their house painted?

For exterior residential painting we recommend recoating between 5 – 7 years. Decks should be properly preserved very 2 years. We recommend power washing every 2 – 3 years. Interior painting longevity tends to be a function of wear and tear and quality of the previous coating.

What qualities should people look for in a good painting contractor?

A quality painting contractor should be honest, dependable, and reliable. Skilled, experienced painters are a must. Meeting insurance and licensing requirements is a necessity, as well as meeting EPA Lead-Safe requirements.

Are there any green products you have been utilizing in recent years?

Kevin Palmer Painting uses “green” products where appropriate and beneficial to our customer’s needs. Low or no VOC products are used when appropriate. Our company participates in recycling, establishing the most efficient route to job sites, carpooling, and minimizing our carbon footprint wherever possible. We strive to decrease our impact on the environment by minimizing waste and maximizing quality and durability. Minimizing excess, preservation of resources, and knowledge and application of environmentally friendly painting procedures are very important to Kevin Palmer Painting.

It is sometimes said that picking a color is the most difficult part of the painting project. What assistance, if any, do you offer your customers in choosing a color?

We offer our customers color decks, paint samples, on-line color visualization tools, as well as the services of a professional colorist if requested or helpful. We have the ability to match any color, and we always make a sample brush out for customer approval prior to starting any project. Most importantly, we never rush our customers into making a hurried selection. Our patience with color selections insures that our customers will be happy with their choice of color and sheen and with our finish results. Color selection for our customers is straightforward and unhurried.

How does your business help new home buyers or those looking to sell?

We best assist homeowners in the selling process by keeping their property in impeccable condition. This indicates to potential buyers that the seller has made a commitment to properly maintaining their residence and that there are high standards usually in all aspects of the property’s condition. We best assist buyers by providing honest realistic estimates for painting needs of the property after the sale.

What’s the best way for people to get in contact with you?

For information regarding interior and exterior painting, power washing, and roof cleaning customers can reach us at (860) 658-2441 or visit us on the web at http://kevinpalmerpainting.com.

Lead Paint – What do I do?

August 8th, 2013

Lead Paint in Homes Built Before 1978

In January 2011 the US Environmental Protection Agency required that professional painters who work on homes built before 1978 be trained and certified for Lead–Safe painting procedures. The concern was health issues resulting from the past use of lead paint and stains.

Historically, lead was added to paint to enhance drying, increase longevity and durability, resist the damaging effects of moisture, and keep a paint job looking good over time. Unfortunately, lead paint has proved to be highly toxic and responsible for numerous physiological and neurological disorders.

The painting professionals at Kevin Palmer Painting have been trained and EPA approved to work on houses with lead based paints. Our painters can help keep your family healthy and your home looking beautiful.

Kevin Palmer Painting has always been mindful of environmental concerns and best safety and health practices. Our house painters have been trained and certified to complete painting projects in a safe and responsible manner. We are an EPA Lead–Safe Certified Firm.

We employ skilled painters who are Certified Renovators and have successfully completed course work required to undertake interior and exterior painting projects in homes built prior to 1978.

The exterior painting experts at Kevin Palmer Painting are approved by the EPA to work on pre-1978 homes and help our customers through the painting requirements and process. We are a responsible Lead–Safe Certified Firm, and we will be pleased to assist in your next house painting project.

All of the professional painters at Kevin Palmer Painting are proud of the painting work we do. Our house painters are experienced, trained, and approved to complete all aspects of interior and exterior painting, power washing, preparation of siding, and glazing of windows, in a safe, responsible, and conscientious manner.

So give us a call at 860-658-2441. We are here to help with all your house painting needs!

Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

April 30th, 2013

For those who think a paint job is just a paint job and all contractors are the same, think again. While other painting contractors may copy our signs, and still others may try to attract with marketing slight of hand and gimmicks, other painters can’t duplicate our consistently high quality workmanship and service.

Kevin Palmer Painting – Assurance of the best paint job possible.

 

As other painting contractors come and go, individuals wanting the best paint job possible owe it to themselves to consider the recognized industry leader, Kevin Palmer Painting.

Where other companies cut costs by cutting quality, Kevin Palmer Painting creates value by offering painting services that look better, last longer, and offer the ultimate in beauty and protection.

The “secret” to our success is our commitment to our customers. Quite simply, we give our customers the best paint job possible.

Simsbury painter: Rusty is the best house painter in the business! A pro’s pro.

 

No gimmicks. No giveaways or tricks. We rely on hard work, skill, experience, and attention to detail. Our goal on every home we paint is to exceed our customer’s expectations.

Our recipe involves employing only the best painters in the business. Our painting company values our employees as our greatest asset and strength. Kevin Palmer Painting has collectively well over a century of painting experience within the ranks. On average our men have been employed by Kevin Palmer Painting 17 years. Many of our men have spent the majority of their career with Kevin Palmer Painting.

Avon Painter: Rob is a magician with a brush. A house painting professional without equal.

 

Our professional painters have a wealth of knowledge supplemented by comprehensive training programs, safety and environmental training and licensing, and a work environment that fosters a synergistic approach. Our team of pros together is greater than other individuals working in a vacuum.

West Hartford Painter: Interior painter, exterior painter, window glazier. A professional painter without equal. Wald can do it all!

 

Experience counts. Often times we have painted a client’s home previously. We know the construction of the home, and we are familiar with its maintenance history.We have a vested interest in satisfying our client’s long range painting needs and the knowledge and skills to do so.

Farmington Painter: Charlie is THE BEST!! Knowledge, skill, and experience are a winning combination and why customers choose Kevin Palmer Painting.

 

Kevin Palmer Painting has provided premium interior and exterior painting and staining services to residential and commercial clients for nearly half a century.

There is but 1 choice for those wanting the finest painting service in West Hartford and the Farmington Valley – Kevin Palmer Painting.

At Kevin Palmer Painting, we have been servicing the interior painting, exterior painting, house staining, power washing, and low pressure roof cleaning needs of fine homes in West Hartford CT and the surrounding Farmington Valley towns of Avon CT, Bloomfield CT, Canton CT, Farmington CT, Granby CT, and Simsbury CT for nearly a half century. If you are considering investing in the best painting work possible and want to discuss your next residential painting, commercial painting, or power washing project you can reach us at (860) 658-2441 or visit us on the web at www.kevinpalmerpainting.com .

What Makes A Paint Great?

May 7th, 2012

Use Premium Quality Paint for Best Painting Results

Customers call Kevin Palmer Painting to receive the best interior and exterior paint job possible. Having been in the painting business for nearly a half century, we have the knowledge, experience, and skillsets necessary to select and apply only the best and most appropriate paints from the world’s top manufacturers. Here are some of the things we consider when selecting a premium quality paint for your home:

Adhesion to a properly prepared surface is paramount. If a product does not adhere to the surface, nothing else matters. If a house shows evidence of moisture problems, we will select an appropriate product for that concern. Some coatings tend to offer optimum breathability and permeability. As moisture is the leading cause of paint peeling problems, the ability of a coating to permit moisture transfer without bubbling and blistering is important. Using a premium quality paint in a high moisture environment increases the probability that the coating will remain intact and protect the surface while decreasing the probability of future peeling problems.

Resistance to mold and mildew is a vital consideration if a freshly painted home is going to retain its good looks. At Kevin Palmer Painting we always power wash prior to painting to make sure the surface is free of mold and mildew before we paint. Then we select a coating that will be resistant to the future regrowth of organic elements. We also recommend proper actions on homes afflicted with artillery fungus.

A paint product’s ability to overcome the problems associated with chalking and erosion is critical. Chalking results when paint oxidizes and washes off. Over time excess chalkiness results in this oxidized film washing down onto surfaces below. Chalking creates discoloration and is easily avoided with proper paint product selection. Likewise, when a gutter overflows or there is excess water runoff onto a home’s siding, discoloration will mar the painted surface. Proper product selection and usage eliminates these issues.

Paint’s successful ability to deal with the issue of color and gloss retention is critical to maintain a paint job’s visual appeal, Sun, rain, and Mother Nature conspire to wreak havoc on a home’s exterior. Oftentimes one exposure of a home becomes a different color than another. Likewise the sheen of paint will diminish over time, resulting in a loss of gloss, particularly noticeable on windows, shutters, doors, and trim. Touch-up of these areas if needed can be difficult because of the variations of color and gloss. The selection and use of superior paint products helps make these paint problems a non-event.

Washability, scrubability, durability are also important considerations in the selection of a paint. They affect a paint job’s longevity and ease of future maintenance. Anyone who has ever tried to remove dirt from a painted surface can certainly attest to the importance of these considerations.

Finally, at Kevin Palmer Painting our commitment to the environment is paramount. Wherever possible, we paint using “green” products, formulated to have low VOC’s or no VOC’s. These premium quality paint products minimize odors, and help everyone concerned with good stewardship of the environment.

Premium Quality Paint

Let me close by restating that premium quality paint is important to the overall outcome of your painting project. At Kevin Palmer Painting, we’ve had exceptional results in pairing product selection with surface conditions. Our expertise and knowledge of paints and stains enables us to give our customers the best paint job possible.

Kevin Palmer Painting is proud to service the interior painting, exterior painting, house staining, and power washing needs in West Hartford CT and the surrounding Farmington Valley towns of Avon CT, Bloomfield CT, Canton CT, Farmington CT, Granby CT, and Simsbury CT. For further information or to discuss your next residential painting, commercial painting, or power washing project you can reach us at (860) 658-2441 or visit us on the web at www.kevinpalmerpainting.com .