Making Homes Look Their Best Since 2009

About Me


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: April, 2016

Valspar and Sherwin Williams

Posted by Scott Martin on Wednesday, April 27, 2016,
This is not common knowledge but earlier this year Sherwin William bought Valspar. I have been asking myself what this will mean for our customers that have used Valspar paint in the past. Valspar Duramax has been our go to exterior pant for years. It has been very good and I hope Sherwin Williams does not monkey around with it and keeps the Valspar brand. I do like some of Sherwin Williams products but they are high in price most of the time. Valspar Duramax is not cheap either but reasonabl...
Continue reading ...
 

Get rid of those ugly gutter streaks!

Posted by Scott Martin on Thursday, April 21, 2016,
We have been this amazing product for a year now. It takes work but it is well worth it. It is not a spray and hose off product and takes some mussel to get them clean but your gutters will look like new when done. Be sure to get the Gutter Smop to use on a long paint pole. It is needed if you do not want to scrub from a ladder. One story homes are a breeze. A two story home is not as simple. 

   

This can also be used on garage doors!

Continue reading ...
 

Vinyl siding can be painted

Posted by Scott Martin on Sunday, April 17, 2016,
Yes vinyl siding can be painted and in the past it needed to be painted a lighter or similar shade.  But Sherwin Williams now has VinylSafe colors technology. Using their special color pallet you do not have to choose a similar or lighter than your old siding. Heat absorption has been the problem in the past. When you would paint the siding with a darker color the siding would warp and looks unsightly. Now Sherwin Williams seams to have come up with the solution with their new technology.
We h...
Continue reading ...
 

When testing out paint colors do not paint them on the walls!

Posted by Scott Martin on Saturday, April 16, 2016, In : Painting Tips 

When testing out a new paint color for a room in your home please do not paint them directly on the wall. Instead use a paintable sheet made just for testing sample colors. They come with instructions.
They are low tack peel and stick and easily removable and replaceable on other walls around your house to see what 
 the  the color will look like elsewhere. You really don't want big test spots on your wall for several reasons.
  1. They can be hard to get the final color to cover.
  2. You could leave bru...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: April, 2016

Valspar and Sherwin Williams

Posted by Scott Martin on Wednesday, April 27, 2016,
This is not common knowledge but earlier this year Sherwin William bought Valspar. I have been asking myself what this will mean for our customers that have used Valspar paint in the past. Valspar Duramax has been our go to exterior pant for years. It has been very good and I hope Sherwin Williams does not monkey around with it and keeps the Valspar brand. I do like some of Sherwin Williams products but they are high in price most of the time. Valspar Duramax is not cheap either but reasonabl...
Continue reading ...
 

Get rid of those ugly gutter streaks!

Posted by Scott Martin on Thursday, April 21, 2016,
We have been this amazing product for a year now. It takes work but it is well worth it. It is not a spray and hose off product and takes some mussel to get them clean but your gutters will look like new when done. Be sure to get the Gutter Smop to use on a long paint pole. It is needed if you do not want to scrub from a ladder. One story homes are a breeze. A two story home is not as simple. 

   

This can also be used on garage doors!

Continue reading ...
 

Vinyl siding can be painted

Posted by Scott Martin on Sunday, April 17, 2016,
Yes vinyl siding can be painted and in the past it needed to be painted a lighter or similar shade.  But Sherwin Williams now has VinylSafe colors technology. Using their special color pallet you do not have to choose a similar or lighter than your old siding. Heat absorption has been the problem in the past. When you would paint the siding with a darker color the siding would warp and looks unsightly. Now Sherwin Williams seams to have come up with the solution with their new technology.
We h...
Continue reading ...
 

When testing out paint colors do not paint them on the walls!

Posted by Scott Martin on Saturday, April 16, 2016, In : Painting Tips 

When testing out a new paint color for a room in your home please do not paint them directly on the wall. Instead use a paintable sheet made just for testing sample colors. They come with instructions.
They are low tack peel and stick and easily removable and replaceable on other walls around your house to see what 
 the  the color will look like elsewhere. You really don't want big test spots on your wall for several reasons.
  1. They can be hard to get the final color to cover.
  2. You could leave bru...

Continue reading ...