Posts Tagged ‘residential interior painting’

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

House Painting Offers A Great Return On Investment. Get Ready Now!!

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Exterior house painting done properly is probably the single most cost effective action a homeowner can take to preserve and protect their biggest investment, their home. The return on investment of a quality paint job is among the best investments a homeowner can make. Not only does your home look great, but painting increases its marketability and value.

This lovely West Hartford CT home absolutely sparkles after being painted by the pros of Kevin Palmer Painting!


Quality house painting offers a great return on investment by increasing a home’s curb appeal. A well maintained properly painted home stands out in a crowd. When people see an expertly painted house, they appreciate that the property has been properly cared for. Regular high level care for a property significantly reduces future maintenance expenses. Costly and time consuming repairs are minimized when a home is well maintained. A great paint job is the perfect way to showcase a home’s loving upkeep and attention to detail.

Pretty as a picture. Kevin Palmer painting was proud to paint this Simsbury CT beauty!


When people see a home that needs painting they shy away from further involvement. The thinking is, “if these are the problems I can see, what am I not seeing that will come back to haunt me?” Tom Hanks and The Money Pit come to mind. People appreciate a beautifully painted home and understand that painting usually signifies the home has been regularly and properly maintained.

Attention to detail and exceeding customer expectations. Here Rusty puts the finishing touches of this immaculate Bloomfield CT home.


A home in need of painting has greatly diminished value. People are very concerned about the expenses that will be incurred when painting the neglected house, and they move on to the beautifully painted home, perfect for immediate, hassle free occupancy. Just add furniture! Those people who don’t move on usually discount the unpainted house’s value, often far in excess of the actual cost of the necessary house painting.

Kevin Palmer Painting was contracted to paint this lovely Avon CT home. World class service and old world painting skills combined to create magic!


When selling a house, one of the first things a Realtor will suggest is a fresh coat of paint. Real estate professionals know that a professionally painted home will “show” better, sell faster, and ultimately close for a higher price. A painted home is much easier to sell because of its appearance and the immediate impression that this is a home well cared for.

Painting this Farmington CT home will preserve its value and enhance its beauty.


So if you want to increase your home’s value and add a polished look to your house, consider Kevin Palmer Painting for a free estimate. We have decades of interior and exterior painting experience in West Hartford, CT and the surrounding Farmington Valley towns, and we are only a phone call away. We are the residential painting experts. Let us transform your home with an unparalleled paint job, and increase your home’s value with a return on investment that even Wall Street will envy!

Better than money in the bank! This beautiful Granby CT home was carefully painted by the professionals of Kevin Palmer Painting.

When your home is professionally painted, it is protected from the elements and maintains its value. Kevin Palmer Painting keeps this Canton CT stunner picture perfect!


Kevin Palmer Painting regularly services 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. 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.


Painting Project In West Hartford CT: Rave Review For Kevin Palmer Painting

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Whether searching on-line for “West Hartford painters”, “exterior painting in Avon”, “house painting Farmington”, or “the best Simsbury painter”, the pursuit of excellence will eventually take you to the professional painters of Kevin Palmer Painting. Recently an on-line review of our exterior painting work was brought to our attention. This painting project in West Hartford CT  involved exterior painting of siding and trim on a beautiful home. Our painters power washed, did extensive preparation, and applied premium grade paint products to restore this lovely home to its original grandeur. We can do the same for your home, too! Give us a call at 860 658-2441 today to discuss your painting needs or to schedule a free estimate.

Report Date: September 27, 2010

Overall                       A

Price                            A

Quality                       A

Responsiveness      A

Punctuality               A

Professionalism      A

Description Of Work: Exterior painting project in West Hartford CT

Member Comments:

I am a retired college professor who researched and published articles and books on organizations. I also am a 70 year-old homeowner who needs to think prudently about the cost as well as the quality of any work done on our home. Kevin Palmer and his men earned the highest rank in both categories. Kevin himself is a total professional. He also is a decent human being. His men reflect both of these qualities. As a professional, Kevin devoted more time to carefully estimating the work to be done prior to submitting his estimate than anyone else in the five decades I have owned a home. His men took genuine care and pride in their (and I mean it) work. They spent more time, with real “elbow grease,” scraping, sanding and preparing our house for painting (and its many windows for caulking) than any painters I ever have employed. In comparison, the last crew of just a few years ago merely “dusted” in preparation before they began painting. And a lasting paint job is all about preparation. Kevin’s men, or at least the one’s I met — Charley, Ron, Walter, and Randy — are professionals themselves with decades of work experience as individuals and together. Like Kevin, they too are good and decent men. I know, for being retired, I had a bit more time to get to know them. They all have character, and don’t just care about their work – they genuinely enjoy working with each other, as I did having them around. It could be that a psychologist would call them individually and as a crew, “congruent.” In the area of costs, Kevin’s men power washed the paint on our house, used only the highest quality paint, and even took down an old TV antenna on our roof – and the price I paid still was competitive with other estimates. Organizationally, I’ve never seen a more dedicated or professional group of craftsmen do a better job together than these good men. Kevin deserves honest credit for selecting and maintaining this crew, as these men do for making it up. I never have been more satisfied with any work done on our home. Kevin and his men earned every word in this piece.


Company Response:

Thank you very much for selecting Kevin B. Palmer, Inc. for painting services on your lovely home. We are very appreciative and grateful for your referrals and will always do our best to support your confidence in our work.