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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.

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Repainting a new home

Posted by Scott Martin on Saturday, May 21, 2016, In : New Homes 
When you buy a new home you expect it to be finished nicely don't you? Sure you do. But a lot of builders including large ones don't care and build and finish them so cheaply by using cheap south of the border labor. Sure they can look great to the untrained eye but can be a mess. We see things most do not and we are very picky about how our finished jobs look. We recently repainted most of the walls in a home right after closing before the owners could move in. The builder would mot upgrade ...
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What causes paint failure?

Posted by Scott Martin on Saturday, February 5, 2011, In : Paint failure 
I was doing internet searches on a rainy day and found this PDF on paint failure by the US Forest Service. It applies to wood siding but 
 a lot of it applies to any siding. 
I have found that moisture in the main cause of paint failure!

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What do I do with the old left over paint?

Posted by Scott Martin on Saturday, February 5, 2011, In : Paint Disposal 
You have several options. I found this PDF while doing a web search. It is very informative and I urge you to look at it. Please do not put the old paint in the trash!  For further information on proper paint disposal.
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Another Townhouse is finished

Posted by Scott S on Sunday, September 27, 2009, In : Compleated Jobs 
We just finished another townhouse repaint. We would love to paint your townhouse, house,apartment or office. We are licensed and have been painting for many years. We have just recently started using Valspar paint and highly recommend it for interior walls. We have used it on the last three jobs and really like it and it is cheaper than Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams.
 US Business Directory & Local Blogs
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Summer is here!

Posted by Scott S on Friday, June 12, 2009, In : Hot Deals 
Hi All,
Summer has just started and it is getting hot! So we hve decided to give some hot deals on painting now til July 30. If you buy the paint and have all items out of our way we will paint a 12x12 room or smaller for $75 this is for the walls only and one coat and you supply the paint.
Continue reading ...
 

How Your walls will look depends on these things.

Posted by Scott S on Monday, March 9, 2009, In : Painting Tips 
  1. New drywall (Sheetrock is a brand name) needs to be primed with a primer like Firstcoat or one of the other Sheetrock primers. Most builders skip this step because of the cost. I have painted for years and we only used it for about a year or two because most people would not pay the cost. Then they would complain about the way the walls look.
  2.  Another thing that can make the walls look bad is a poor drywall finisher. It has not been finished enough to sand but they do it anyway.
  3. A person sandin...

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Time To Paint Again!

Posted by Scott S on Monday, March 9, 2009, In : Painting Tips 
Well it is is Spring time again.
From time to time all property owners will have to paint something be it inside or outside. Spring is a good time to paint the Exterior of a building. Painters love the Spring time like everyone else and now is a good time to get a pro to paint your house or Office. If you hate to paint you better get a pro and the job will be done faster and you will not be bothered. People either like to paint of they hate to paint there in not much middle ground here. I like...
Continue reading ...
 
 

Showing Tag: "paint" (Show all posts)

Repainting a new home

Posted by Scott Martin on Saturday, May 21, 2016, In : New Homes 
When you buy a new home you expect it to be finished nicely don't you? Sure you do. But a lot of builders including large ones don't care and build and finish them so cheaply by using cheap south of the border labor. Sure they can look great to the untrained eye but can be a mess. We see things most do not and we are very picky about how our finished jobs look. We recently repainted most of the walls in a home right after closing before the owners could move in. The builder would mot upgrade ...
Continue reading ...
 

What causes paint failure?

Posted by Scott Martin on Saturday, February 5, 2011, In : Paint failure 
I was doing internet searches on a rainy day and found this PDF on paint failure by the US Forest Service. It applies to wood siding but 
 a lot of it applies to any siding. 
I have found that moisture in the main cause of paint failure!

Continue reading ...
 

What do I do with the old left over paint?

Posted by Scott Martin on Saturday, February 5, 2011, In : Paint Disposal 
You have several options. I found this PDF while doing a web search. It is very informative and I urge you to look at it. Please do not put the old paint in the trash!  For further information on proper paint disposal.
Continue reading ...
 

Another Townhouse is finished

Posted by Scott S on Sunday, September 27, 2009, In : Compleated Jobs 
We just finished another townhouse repaint. We would love to paint your townhouse, house,apartment or office. We are licensed and have been painting for many years. We have just recently started using Valspar paint and highly recommend it for interior walls. We have used it on the last three jobs and really like it and it is cheaper than Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams.
 US Business Directory & Local Blogs
Continue reading ...
 

Summer is here!

Posted by Scott S on Friday, June 12, 2009, In : Hot Deals 
Hi All,
Summer has just started and it is getting hot! So we hve decided to give some hot deals on painting now til July 30. If you buy the paint and have all items out of our way we will paint a 12x12 room or smaller for $75 this is for the walls only and one coat and you supply the paint.
Continue reading ...
 

How Your walls will look depends on these things.

Posted by Scott S on Monday, March 9, 2009, In : Painting Tips 
  1. New drywall (Sheetrock is a brand name) needs to be primed with a primer like Firstcoat or one of the other Sheetrock primers. Most builders skip this step because of the cost. I have painted for years and we only used it for about a year or two because most people would not pay the cost. Then they would complain about the way the walls look.
  2.  Another thing that can make the walls look bad is a poor drywall finisher. It has not been finished enough to sand but they do it anyway.
  3. A person sandin...

Continue reading ...
 

Time To Paint Again!

Posted by Scott S on Monday, March 9, 2009, In : Painting Tips 
Well it is is Spring time again.
From time to time all property owners will have to paint something be it inside or outside. Spring is a good time to paint the Exterior of a building. Painters love the Spring time like everyone else and now is a good time to get a pro to paint your house or Office. If you hate to paint you better get a pro and the job will be done faster and you will not be bothered. People either like to paint of they hate to paint there in not much middle ground here. I like...
Continue reading ...