Archive for May, 2011

Avon CT Interior Painting: Customer Sends a Thank You!

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Avon CT Interior Painting: Why We Appreciate Our Customers & They Appreciate Us!

Kevin Palmer Painting recently completed another interior house painting project in Avon, CT. The work involved a home purchased by a couple who were renovating the interior prior to moving in. Floors were to be refinished, carpets installed, the interior painted, and the entire home was to be transformed.

Commitment to schedule as well as attention to detail and quality workmanship were very important to the couple. In their search for an interior painter with an extensive resume of house painting in Avon, CT, the couple chose Kevin Palmer Painting. We were pleased at our selection as their painting contractor. And as with all our painting customers, our professional painters would make every effort to exceed their high expectations.

The work involved removing wallpaper in a living room and hall and then painting the walls. The painting project also included painting 2 additional rooms which were destined to become the couple’s dens.

The homeowners work during the week but were confident their new home would be safe and secure entrusted to the painters of Kevin Palmer Painting. Rob, Dru, and Wald were the painting experts entrusted to make the homeowner’s dream a reality.

The painters began work by carefully covering all floors and securing and protecting the work areas. Clean drop cloths, canvas runners, and plastic were used to protect the home throughout the process. The wallpaper was stripped, the wallpaper adhesive was thoroughly removed, and then the walls were washed, rinsed, and totally cleaned. The painters then patched all cracks and holes, taped seams and joints, and caulked the trim. After the walls were inspected and any imperfections were addressed, the house painters applied a prime coat of Benjamin Moore interior alkyd primer. The walls were then painted with 2 finish coats of Benjamin Moore eggshell paint.

Kevin Palmer Painting worked with the homeowner in their selection of paint products and sheens, and the resulting finish was gratifying for everyone involved. On completion of this Avon CT interior painting project,  we received the following gratifying email.:

“Dear Kevin,

Thanks so much for doing such a beautiful job within our time constraints! We really love the way our new home looks and feels.  The quality of the work and colors really do make a difference!

Keith and I absolutely love the interior painting done at our new home!! We can’t believe how wonderful it looks! Now it really looks like our place!! 🙂

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to go over during the day to visit, due to our work schedule, but we did go after work, to see the process and the progress.

We are going to make this room into our library. I took these pics with my phone, so color may not be accurate, but it shows the beautiful work and amazing transformation done by your fab staff.   Our thanks to everyone involved.

You’ve been wonderful to work with, and we look forward to working with you again in the future.

Thanks again.

Kind regards,

J. B., Avon, CT”

The room awaits the TLC about to begin!










Wallpaper stripped, glue removed, and painting preparation underway by the skilled painters of Kevin Palmer Painting.










An oil primer will properly seal the walls prior to the application of the finish coats of paint.










The finished product! Kevin Palmer Painting was proud to be selected to paint this lovely Avon, CT home.















Kevin Palmer Painting services the interior painting and exterior painting, 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 you can reach us at (860) 658-2441 or visit us on the web at .

Due Diligence: Spend Time Now And Avoid Problems Later

Monday, May 9th, 2011

The other day I received an email from an individual wanting an internet painting quote. Her message read as follows: “New room – sheetrocked and taped, paint ready. Ceiling (8ft), sloped to 4′ knee walls, one closet, trim around window doors and baseboard. About 16×20. “

And that was it. The individual wanted to know “the bottom line.”  The potential customer wanted me to quote on this work sight unseen, and was undoubtedly contracting the entire project in this fashion. I declined to quote.

House painting is an investment in a home that, if done correctly, pays long-term dividends and enhances a home’s value and appearance. Or as our customers say, “House painting by Kevin Palmer Painting looks better, lasts longer, and offers the ultimate in beauty and protection.” At Kevin Palmer Painting, we take a synergistic approach to painting, bringing together many different elements to achieve a greater result not obtainable independently.

Kevin Palmer Painting insists on meeting with potential painting clients to discuss their house painting needs. A responsible painter will not simply “leave the price in the mailbox.” There are too many variables needing to be clarified in order to serve a customer’s best interests.

What is the condition of the ceilings and walls? Has the taping been done properly? How will paint sheen affect the finish product? Flat finishes hides a multitude of sins while sheen enhances wash ability. Lighting needs to be considered as it reflects off ceilings and walls. Is paint odor a consideration? Some products contain more VOC’s than others, and paint performance i.e. wash ability, scrub ability, resistance to mold and mildew, resistance to fading, ease of touch-up etc. are all factors which need to be considered and discussed. Who will be doing the work? How long have they been a house painter? How long have the painters worked for your company? Are the painters supervised?

At Kevin Palmer Painting we understand the devil is in the details. The house painters at Kevin Palmer Painting wear booties over their shoes to protect our customer’s floors. Smoking is never permitted; our trained professional painters are punctual, polite, skilled, and hard-working. We take care of our customer’s homes whether carefully covering furniture or making sure the perennial bed against the side of the house is protected.

In fact “the bottom line” is made up of so many variables, it is incumbent on the homeowner to spend time with their painting contractor, review the project, address needs and concerns, and attain a level of comfort insuring that the homeowner and contractor are on the same page.

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 .


Kevin Palmer Painting Knows West Hartford, CT and the Farmington Valley

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

When searching for a qualified house painter it is important to consider the benefits of hiring someone with local knowledge and house painting expertise. Consider why customers throughout West Hartford, CT and the Farmington Valley have counted on Kevin Palmer Painting for their painting solutions for nearly a half century.


The Avon, CT customer may have power washing needs that require special attention: knowledge of a unique water supply capability, drainage issues, or perhaps a new cedar roof that is brittle or prone to discoloration. Avon, CT customers can rely on the house painters of Kevin Palmer Painting to address these painting concerns and provide suitable solutions. The Avon, CT house painting team we have assembled is the best in the painting business.


Our house painting professionals working in Simsbury, CT are familiar with a variety of painting needs. For example a home may have a gutter guard system. Our professional painters are familiar with leaf protection products and set-up their painting equipment accordingly. Our trusted team of house painters in Simsbury, CT has experience with snow and ice dams and will assist our painting customer in preventing roof leakage issues in the future. Kevin Palmer Painting has been in the painting business locally for almost 50 years. Our Simsbury, CT house painters have seen and solved many unique painting problems over the years.


Or perhaps it is the West Hartford, CT homeowner who needs a qualified house painting professional. The painters of Kevin Palmer Painting have worked on houses with slate roofs, properties with chimneys which require waterproofing, and metal window sash that needs to be glazed. The West Hartford, CT house may have calcimine ceilings or possibly a canvas ceiling that needs painting. Our house painters have the knowledge, experience, and solutions to successfully deal with a variety of painting situations.


The Farmington, CT homeowner should hire a painting contractor with local experience. Kevin Palmer Painting has painted numerous homes in Farmington, CT. We are familiar with painting house with special requirements, for example the special requirements of self-cleaning windows. Our house painters always protect landscaping and walkways and are meticulous in all phases of our house painting work. We are a Lead-Safe certified contractor who can address the needs of homeowners living in a home built before 1978. Kevin Palmer Painting uses Lead-Safe Certified Renovators and house painting professionals on all interior and exterior house painting projects.


And finally, customers of Kevin Palmer Painting can count on Kevin Palmer Painting to be there in the future. Our house painters live in the area. Our children attend the local schools. Kevin Palmer Painting has a stake in the area. Our professional painting team is invested in giving all of 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 .