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Michael Carlin Painting recently introduced a complete
arsenal of FAUX painting concepts.
Are you tired of your white walls? Ready for a change?
Or maybe you're feeling very creative.
One way to jazz up that dull room or hallway is by
using a technique called faux painting.
Everyone is doing it, Faux and decorative painting can
often replace colorful wallpaper or plain finishes. Marbleizing, stripping and
sponging are only a few of the methods that can be used.
People can create their own color schemes as well.
Softer colors generally produce better results, using several shades of one
color in order to achieve an interesting monochromatic effect. "Camel tones and
blues are making a comeback. Decorative painting can be used in many rooms, in
many different ways.
Bathrooms are a great place for sponging or other faux
finishes. The paint will not steam off or chip away, something that commonly
happens with wallpaper.
Painting a large hallway can also prove to be more
economical than buying wallpaper to cover the bare walls. Murals are one other
type of decorative painting technique used from time to time.
Murals can be used in odd spaces, it takes creativity
to decide exactly what type of mural or other finish to use in unique nooks and
it right the first time.
The building industry has been plagued with a gigantic
baby sitting problem for years?trying to get the Sub-contractors (painting) to
get it right the first time without baby sitting them along the way.
Michael Carlin painting took a very unique approach to
solving this issue by determining why the problem existed in the first place,
and then tackling it with innovative solutions.
Not only is production up 25%-30%, according to
Michael Carlin, but quality now exceeds all expectations. The builders we work
with think it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread because it saves them a
lot of time during the construction stage, and eliminates putting out fires
during the finals. They know the job will be done right, and on time.
The problem was?to motivate workers to care about the
customer’s needs. This is a difficult challenge with hourly employees who only
think about their paycheck. Therein lays the solution, according to Carlin. We
found a way to tie the worker’s pocketbook to the customer’s satisfaction. It’s
taken a lot of work to pull it all together, but once we did, everyone began to
win, says Carlin, the customer, the employees, and the company.
It took the aid of some fairly sophisticated computer
software, and some creative thinking, but it has well been worth it. The
Superintendents are no longer baby sitters or firefighters. They can count on
the job being done on time, within budget, and with superior quality?THE FIRST
TIME. They can now focus on their real job duties of building houses, and we
can focus on painting more houses.
Hands on Deck! - NEW
Resealing your deck? We can clean and prepare the
surface for you.
with a clean surface will ensure a better bond with chemical sealants, and will
result in a longer lasting seal. We use safe, biodegradable cleansers and the
power of high pressure water to obtain phenomenal results.
up your Concrete - NEW
Recently introduced! Our coating systems are great
protecting your concrete floor and making it easy to clean. If you are looking
for a durable, slip resistant seal coat system that comes in solid colors and
is easy to clean. Our system is ideal for garages and basements. The Super
Sealer has excellent bonding and durability characteristics.
As defect litigation cost skyrocket, Michael Carlin
Painting, Inc. comes to the rescue with their newly developed system that
solves many of the builder’s headaches.
According to John Carnahan, with Carnahan &
Associates, the developers of the system, the Paint-Pak system integrates all
of the necessary elements to assure a builder against painting defects. Not
only does this process diminish defects, but other benefits are reduced cost,
schedules being met, and higher quality product.
These concepts are not new , says Carlin, most
manufacturing industries have been using these techniques for years, but they
are new to the construction industry. Have you ever heard the statement…”If you
paint it, you buy it?? Most other industries inspect the product BEFORE it
gets passed on down the production line. If you wait until the car comes out
the factory door before any inspections take place, you’re bound to have hidden
defects and higher cost, says Carnahan. The time to inspect is before it gets
passed on and the next process begins. For example, the dry wall should be
inspected by the builder before the painter starts painting it.
The system starts with having a work order for each
task to be completed and contains 1.)Task Specifications 2.)Procedures to
follow to meet the specifications, 3.)Inspections Points along the way to
insure the specifications are being met, 4.) Start & Finish date and time
budgets, 5.) Inspection Sign-offs by both the Sub-Contractor and the customer
to assure accountability against the specifications.