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Scott Martin Hello , I worked for Dowlen Construction painting for over 25 years and as a trim carpenter for around 5 years. I studied mechanical engineering and business at Chattanooga State. I enjoy photography, hiking and camping with my wife and wood working. I am married and we live in the city of Red Bank even though our mailing address is Hixson. I have attended Oakwood Baptist Church in Chattanooga since 2004 with my wife. We were married there in 2006.

Browsing Archive: January, 2010

Drop cloths

Posted by Scott Martin on Thursday, January 28, 2010, In : Consumer Tips 
Today I was reading where a painter was saying he rarely ever use a drop cloth when rolling ceilings. That is just crazy! We always use drop cloths to cover the floor and plastic to cover furniture and other items while painting walls and ceilings. We cover sidewalks, porches and driveways. We cover bushes and plants if needed.
I would never say I was so good I did not need a drop cloth. So beware of painters without drop cloths! No one is perfect. 
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A yahoo user asks, I am painting room.

Posted by Scott Martin on Thursday, January 28, 2010, In : Painting Tips 
I am painting my room. Does red & bubblegum/hot pink go together?

I wanted to paint 3 of my bedroom walls pink & then the main wall red but im not sure if this will go? also i thought of 3 pink walls and one black wall but im scared the black wall will make my room look very dark. help please!



I said.
 " I have been a painter for 25 years and I would never paint a wall black. As far as red and pink that just makes me a little sick but it is you room and you can always repaint. Go to a paint s...


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A tip about so called screened contractors.

Posted by Scott Martin on Friday, January 22, 2010, In : Consumer Tips 
When looking for home improvements contractor , watch out for companies who states they pre-screen contractors for you. All these companies do, is to get your referral to as many contractors they can that pay them for the service. They sell leads to the contractors who are listed with them and collect huge fees, $25-$30 a lead even if they do not get the job. This can add hundreds of dollars to the final cost. Just think about it this way. Someone has to pay in the end and it's going to be y...
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Is your home looking bad?

Posted by Scott Martin on Wednesday, January 20, 2010,
In just a few short days we can change the look of your home like we did for this one in North Chattanooga.
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We clean gutters!

Posted by Scott Martin on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, In : Gutters 
It's me again! I just want to quickly say we clean gutters. This is something I know you all hate to do and a lot of us put it off. I know I have. Gutters should be cleaned out in the fall after all the leave have fallen. Then again in the spring a lot of people need them cleaned out again. Please do not let your down spouts stop up. This can lead to problems like rotten wood and peeling paint and water sometimes can get into your home. Another thing it is a good idea to have splash blocks at...
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Browsing Archive: January, 2010

Drop cloths

Posted by Scott Martin on Thursday, January 28, 2010, In : Consumer Tips 
Today I was reading where a painter was saying he rarely ever use a drop cloth when rolling ceilings. That is just crazy! We always use drop cloths to cover the floor and plastic to cover furniture and other items while painting walls and ceilings. We cover sidewalks, porches and driveways. We cover bushes and plants if needed.
I would never say I was so good I did not need a drop cloth. So beware of painters without drop cloths! No one is perfect. 
Continue reading ...
 

A yahoo user asks, I am painting room.

Posted by Scott Martin on Thursday, January 28, 2010, In : Painting Tips 
I am painting my room. Does red & bubblegum/hot pink go together?

I wanted to paint 3 of my bedroom walls pink & then the main wall red but im not sure if this will go? also i thought of 3 pink walls and one black wall but im scared the black wall will make my room look very dark. help please!



I said.
 " I have been a painter for 25 years and I would never paint a wall black. As far as red and pink that just makes me a little sick but it is you room and you can always repaint. Go to a paint s...


Continue reading ...
 

A tip about so called screened contractors.

Posted by Scott Martin on Friday, January 22, 2010, In : Consumer Tips 
When looking for home improvements contractor , watch out for companies who states they pre-screen contractors for you. All these companies do, is to get your referral to as many contractors they can that pay them for the service. They sell leads to the contractors who are listed with them and collect huge fees, $25-$30 a lead even if they do not get the job. This can add hundreds of dollars to the final cost. Just think about it this way. Someone has to pay in the end and it's going to be y...
Continue reading ...
 

Is your home looking bad?

Posted by Scott Martin on Wednesday, January 20, 2010,
In just a few short days we can change the look of your home like we did for this one in North Chattanooga.
Continue reading ...
 

We clean gutters!

Posted by Scott Martin on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, In : Gutters 
It's me again! I just want to quickly say we clean gutters. This is something I know you all hate to do and a lot of us put it off. I know I have. Gutters should be cleaned out in the fall after all the leave have fallen. Then again in the spring a lot of people need them cleaned out again. Please do not let your down spouts stop up. This can lead to problems like rotten wood and peeling paint and water sometimes can get into your home. Another thing it is a good idea to have splash blocks at...
Continue reading ...