Posts Tagged ‘professional painters’

Your House Painting Project from Start to Finish

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Kevin Palmer Painting has been in the interior and exterior painting business for 50 years. This is a milestone of which we are very honored. We pride ourselves in providing unparalleled customer service from start to finish. We strive to provide our customers with absolutely the best paint job possible.

Each painting project begins with a free estimate. With over a half-century of experience in the residential and commercial painting and pressure washing industry, Kevin Palmer Painting has seen it all. We are able to provide painting solutions and options for a wide array of customer needs. We listens to our client’s requirements and concerns, develop a thorough evaluation of their painting needs, and provide a fair price to complete the required work in the best manner possible. 

Local references are provided as we are proud of the quality of our workmanship and our attention to customer service. Kevin Palmer Painting has full insurance coverage and can provide Certificates of Insurance for Workers Compensation, motor vehicle, and liability insurance upon request.

Paint and stain options specific to our client’s needs are discussed. A variety of premium grade paint and stain options are offered, and objective evaluations and recommendations regarding product usage are presented and explained. Kevin Palmer Painting also offers assistance with color selection on our website, including color visualization tools and leading paint manufacturer color offerings. Color samples are always made for client approval, prior to the start of painting.

A professional colorist and recognized paint expert, Mr. Thomas Mach of Thomas Mach Interiors, In The House & Through The Garden, is also highly recommended by Kevin Palmer Painting. Thomas Mach Interiors has been helping customers find the perfect color for years and is a treasure trove of knowledge and experience regarding paint, wallpaper, furniture, and design. Thomas Mach’s combination of extraordinary style and taste has benefited many clients over the years.

Once a project is slated for scheduling, a written Proposal is sent out. The Proposal describes in detail the scale, scope, and pricing of the work to be done. We always give a start and completion date so our customers can schedule accordingly. Our Proposal includes our Connecticut Home Improvement Contractor license number, our EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm registration number, and a Notice of Cancellation.

Approximately a week prior to starting work, our customers receive notification providing the date and time work will be starting. This notification helps our customers with their planning needs and provides an opportunity to answer any last minute questions. We make every attempt to work around our customer’s busy schedules, pet needs, and seasonal/situational issues; perhaps a birds nest under the deck with babies about to hatch or a graduation party ready to happen. Whatever comes our way, our professional painters accommodate our customer’s needs as best possible.

Our exterior painting projects begin with a thorough pressure washing of all surfaces scheduled to be painted. Our washing process will remove mold, mildew, and surface contaminants. Our cleansers are carefully selected to be environmentally friendly yet extremely effective. We thoroughly rinse after power washing is complete. Our rinsing is thorough and meticulous. Our attention to detail assures our customers’ homes will be clean and ready for painting.

The preparation process is the next step along the way and probably the most important part of our job. We cover and protect our client’s properties throughout the work process. Lightweight, leak-proof drop cloths capture and contain debris generated during our scraping and sanding efforts. Our professional painters carefully apply caulk to cracks and openings where moisture or insects may enter. They apply shellac to knot holes, stains, and discolorations to ensure that bleed-through will not be of concern. Kevin Palmer Painting are experts at glazing windows, and we can make look old sash look and perform like new.

The actual painting process is where all of our efforts come together. Our painters use skill, experience, equipment, and premium paints and stains to transform our client’s homes and businesses. We create beautiful outcomes that are durable and will withstand the test of time. Paint is applied uniformly and evenly. Straight lines are cut and brushstrokes follow the grain of the wood. No messes, drips, or spillage allowed. The expert painters at Kevin Palmer Painting take immense pride in their work it shows. We give our customers the best paint job possible.  Upon final inspection we welcome our customer’s scrutiny and review. The closer our clients look, the better our painters look.

 Kevin Palmer Painting has painted for thousands of customers in West Hartford, Connecticut and the Farmington Valley towns of Avon CT, Canton CT, Farmington CT, Granby CT, and Simsbury CT. We take great pride in our work and make every effort to make each of our clients a repeat customer. We hope you’ll call us for your next painting project at 860-658-2441. For further information, please visit our website at

Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

Tuesday, 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 .

What Makes A Paint Great?

Monday, 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 .

Preparing For An Interior Paint Job

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

The results of properly painting a home are incredibly rewarding. When done correctly, a quality paint job can be transformative – from drab and dreary to polished and chic. A well-planned and perfectly executed painting project enhances a home’s value, is aesthetically appealing, and will protect a home from future wear and tear.

Preparing for an Interior Paint Job

So how do the painting professionals at Kevin Palmer Painting prepare to paint a home’s interior? We begin by photographing the room prior to the commencement of work to create a record. This helps us so the room can be put back in its proper place upon completion of painting. We then cover, protect, and take proper precautions to insure our customer’s home is cared for throughout our painting process. We are painstakingly meticulous in protecting our client’s home from the time we enter through the final inspection and walk-through.

Painting can be messy.  Although paints, even water soluble latex paints, are relatively easy to clean up, once dried, paint allows for no errors. Everything must be protected from potential spillage so spills and spatters can be harmlessly thrown out with the waste at the end of the job.

So, what the steps we take when preparing for an interior paint job?

First, the protection of furniture and décor needs to be addressed. Smaller items such as books, pictures, artwork, and memorabilia are removed from the room for safe keeping. Medium items are consolidated with heavy immovable items, and everything is covered with fresh plastic and clean canvas drop cloths.

Floor protection is next. Hardwood and carpeted floors alike are covered with plastic and spill-proof drop cloths.  Borders along baseboards and radiators are sealed with tape to protect all surfaces and exposures. Ducts are covered and masked so dust and odors are contained.

Electrical plates and hardware are removed where possible or alternatively covered with removable tape. Everything that is removed is carefully labeled so we know where to put them back. We attach screws, nuts, bolts, and any hardware back in their holes, or tape them in place so nothing gets lost. We recommend window treatments be removed where possible and always be kept covered and protected.

The painting professionals of Kevin Palmer Painting make absolutely certain every square inch of our customer’s home is protected. Then and only then we are ready to begin our painting work!

At Kevin Palmer Painting, we have serviced 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

Spring Painting – Get Ready To Paint Now!!

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Spring Painting

Spring is the perfect time of year to start thinking about what needs to be done around the home to keep it in tip top shape. House painting should be at the top of every homeowner’s list.

Painter West Hartford CT: Get a Spring Painting check-up! Perfectly maintained by Kevin Palmer Painting.

A high quality paint job will enhance a property’s curb appeal, increase its market value, and protect a home from the wear and tear caused by Mother Nature.


Weather can be unforgiving on a home. Snow, rain, wind, and the harsh effects of the sun all create problems which need attention. At Kevin Palmer Painting we closely examine your home to look for signs of weather related deterioration, and we offer solutions and corrections for these problems.


Moisture causes more damage to a house than any other element. As such we pay particular attention to the causes, sources, and solutions to problems created by water.


We look closely for wood rot. Oftentimes window frames, door frames, and sills show signs of deterioration. If caught early enough, the skilled painters of Kevin Palmer Painting can dig out the impacted sections and repair the damage with a specially formulated patching compound. More extensive decay, often resulting from deferred maintenance, will require the skills of a carpenter to replace the damaged siding and trim.

Painter Canton, CT: Soon this water damaged window sill will be as good as new courtesy of a little TLC from the house painting professionals of Kevin Palmer Painting.


Rotted panels on garage doors are another result of water damage. This type of deterioration is often caused by splash back issues which can be corrected with adequate gutters properly maintained. Kevin Palmer Painting will assist our clients in replacing the damaged overhead door panels and offer solutions regarding gutter and drainage issues.

Painter Simsbury CT: Rob, an expert house painter with Kevin Palmer Painting brings this garage door back to “like new” condition, saving the customer from costly replacement repairs.


Areas above roofs, decks, foundations, and landscaping need to be examined closely for signs of problems. Snow sits against the house most winters and rain splashes back onto the siding causing peeling problems and potential damage. Wear and tear of this type is difficult to avoid, but thorough painting at regular intervals will protect the siding and trim from needing to be replaced and drastically reduce long-term maintenance costs.


Damage from snow and ice dams and roofs in need of repair and/or replacement are examples of water damage which if detected and corrected early enough can literally save the informed homeowner tens of thousands of dollars. The house painting professionals at Kevin Palmer Painting have decades of experience helping our painting customers recognize these issues and avoid costly repairs.

Painter Avon CT: Careful priming of exposed wood lays the foundation for a beautiful, long-lasting paint job. Rusty works his magic!


A qualified painting contractor will also look for signs of mold and mildew as they are precursors of problems to come. Our expert power washing service makes short shrift of mold and mildew issues. Followed by a great paint job with paints containing a mildewcide and fungicide additive, pressure washing will help keep the home looking perfect.

Painter Farmington CT: Mold and mildew are a distant memory after Kevin Palmer Painting power washes this beautiful home.


Paint fading inconsistently, poor color retention, excessive chalking, and erosion concerns are all issues that the house painting experts of Kevin Palmer Painting have extensive experience detecting and solving for our customers.


We hope you will pick up the phone and call us today. Ask for a spring painting checkup or audit. You will be glad you did, and your home will thank you!


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 .





Avon CT House Painting

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

A Beautiful Avon CT House Painting Project, Successfully Completed

Kevin Palmer Painting recently finished the exterior painting of a gentleman’s estate in Avon, CT. The owner of this beautiful property is a successful businessman who has entrusted the painting professionals of Kevin B. Palmer, Inc. with his painting requirements for four decades. In fact the quality of our painting workmanship and superior customer service has led to extensive additional painting projects for family members, neighbors, friends, and business associates. Being the best at your profession and exceeding high expectations have their rewards!

Avon CT house painting

This Avon estate receives regular TLC from the master house painters of Kevin Palmer Painting.

We have painted this home numerous times over the past 40 years. Each time we face a different set of challenges. Paint and stain manufacturers have evolving products designed to meet ever changing environmental mandates. Kevin Palmer Painting prides itself with product knowledge which enables us to use paints and stains which best suit our customer’s needs.


We only use the best quality paints and stains from proven manufacturers Benjamin Moore, Glidden, and Sherwin Williams. From these manufacturers we select paints and stains which meet our exacting requirements. Color retention, adhesion, resistance to cracking & blistering, mildew resistance, resistance to erosion, and the adverse effects of the sun and elements are concerns we address when selecting the best paint for our painting clientele.


And of course the color selected by our customer will be matched exactly. Actual brush-out samples are made for customer consideration and approval. Kevin Palmer Painting has numerous painting resources to further assist our customers including custom color matching, color palettes on demand, virtual paint color selection from the comfort of your home, and even decorator assistance from a skilled trained colorist.

Avon CT House Painting by Painting Experts

Avon CT House Painting: Careful attention to detail is visible from every angle!

This project also involved a rather unique dilemma: How do you power wash a home with newly installed self-cleaning windows without damaging the glass coating? The homeowner had a friend whose windows were ruined ($30,000. worth of damage) by a contractor who destroyed the unique film coating on the glass. Kevin Palmer Painting was aware of the potential for problems and developed a power washing protocol which successfully removed mold and mildew from the home’s exterior without any damage to the windows. Problem solved!

Over 60 years experience between these 2 professional house painters at Kevin Palmer Painting! Why trust anyone else?

Next we carefully prepared the home for painting and applied 2 coats of premium grade paint products to the exterior of the home. The result speaks for itself: PERFECTION!!


If you have an Avon CT painting project or a property or business in the Farmington Valley area, please give us at (860) 658-2441 for a no obligation quote.