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How Oil Finish Looks on Cherry wood. This stair finishing project is from a new construction project we did a few years ago. I had the pleasure of applying clear oil finish to the very curvacious cherry rail system. Cherry continues to be my favorite interior wood species to work with, and there really is nothing […]
Wood finishing is misunderstood. Rightly so. Every species has its own traits that affect product and process to be used on it. The best way to learn about wood is to work with it, on as large a scale as possible. The wood will teach you. Pattern Recognition I remember finishing an antique heart pine floor […]
Can’t say it enough…pressure washing is such a cool service to integrate into a paint contracting company. Today, we brought back to life a rather tired old tongue and groove porch floor in Burlington. We will be restoring this porch over the course of the next week. It’s beginning to feel a lot like […]
In the spirit of our custom exterior services for exotic natural wood species, Topcoat employees John and Sam recently completed a very special lakeside octagon screened porch ceiling restoration. The eight sections of the ceiling culminate in a single point in the peak, from which is mounted a ceiling fan. The ceiling material is fir […]
Topcoat Finishes’ relationship with red cedar continues this season as we prepare new homes with visually appealing exterior coatings that perform, and we are also maintaining homes within our client base that have been subject to the most unusual weather patterns we have seen maybe ever. Vermont homes that are located in harsh lake and […]
Here’s a recent story about my paint company. We are full time, year round painters who use the best available equipment, products and processes to deliver to our customers a high level of service with aesthetically pleasing, high performance finishes. We believe in sharing information with other professionals to try to help raise standards among […]
Cabinet finishing is one of the most fun types of project that we do at Topcoat because everything involved in the prep, product and material delivery system has to come together in harmony. And, the hands being laid on all of the above have to be, well, having a good day – every day. Cabinet […]
A very cool blast from the past. In 2009, we did a series of makeover projects with designer Stephen Saint Onge for Better Homes and Gardens magazine. I just stumbled across this on Youtube. This project was cool because it was one of many test projects for our Benjamin Moore Natura Review. The BHG projects […]
Decks and porches have really come into their own in recent years as practical and appealing extensions of indoor living spaces. We have learned to “bring the outdoors in” and also to “bring the indoors out.” Pressure washing is a misunderstood component in home maintenance. This article helps to clarify some of the myths and […]
Walls are one of the easiest and highest impact home improvements that can be done. Decorative walls take things to a much more custom level. This article discusses some of the higher end options for transforming interior wall spaces, with a particular emphasis on the visual and tactile appeal of venetian plaster.