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I've been around the world (well, Massachusetts) and ay ay ay!!!

Tonal Painting has had a spectacular year so far; so spectacular, in fact, that we haven't had the time to update our blog. Here's a synopsis of what our team has accomplished in the last few months:

Hyde Park: Completely removed an old block and staple asbestos ceiling and insulation that had been damaged within. Installed two new ceilings and applied a flat plaster finish to both. Then painted three rooms within the home and exterior touch-up in affected areas. 

Dedham: Assisted with a real estate investment flip. Painted all of the trim (i.e. doors, shadow box moldings, casings, etc) to brighten up the home. Important fact: The average return on investment for painting your home in Massachusetts, for sale, is 112%. That means that if you spend 10K giving your home a face-lift, you can expect to see an average increase of 11,200 in the property's value upon sale. Naturally, the better product the painting company provides, the more Return on Investment the seller would see (wink wink).

Dedham: Applied two coats of finish to all trim, ceilings, and walls in a newly finished basement which has been converted to an in home hair salon and spa. And sure, while I'm here, of COURSE I'll paint your upstairs hallway for your daughter's upcoming birthday.

Dedham (yes, again): Two coats of finish on the nursery in anticipation of the new arrival. Installed and painted a new handrail going into the basement. Trim work in the mudroom. One whole ceiling and two ceilings patched, sanded, and painted to match existing ceilings. Kitchen wall painted. Living room painted. Exterior touchup AND a new coat of paint on the entire front porch ... oh yeah, AND restored and painted an old bookcase of sentimental value :)

Norwood: Front porch. Two coats of white finish to turn the old porch ceiling white from blue. To answer the obvious question, people supposedly used to paint their outdoor porch ceilings blue so that insects and birds would think it was the sky and not build nests or try to land on it. Also, completely scraped, sanded, primed and applied two coats of finish to all of the railings, risers, skirts, and treads.

Salisbury: Assisted in the completion of a new ceiling install, primed and painted the entire ceiling. Also, small bedroom, front foyer and upstairs hallway ... two coats of finish. Whew!

Lexington: Some more winter damage repairs. Scraped, sanded , primed, and painted a living room ceiling; also patched, repaired and painted two walls and four window casings within that room. Sun room paneling transformed from natural wood to a beautiful yellow wall color, white ceilings and dove white trim throughout. Kitchen crown molding re-caulked and painted as well as some minor water damage above the kitchen sink. And sure, we'll install the two new sets of blinds you got.

Sherborn:   This one was a doozie. Completely stripped a 1500 square foot wrap around porch of 5 existing layers of stain, restoring the old deck to it's original red mahogany bare wood. Applied a coat of wood conditioner all around and then two coats of the highest end decking stain I've ever worked with. There WILL be pictures of this finished product and the steps involved in creating it ... our work always looks good, but every once in a while you just sit in awe at the masterful finish of something you've worked on. We couldn't have been more pleased. Also, replaced two window casings with Versatex to replace rot and painted those AND applied a coat of paint to the front of this massive home to freshen it up. After all that, it almost seems silly to point out that we ALSO completely painted an upstairs bedroom, office,  and repaired and painted the formal living room ceiling.

Easton: And because I can't possibly remember ALL of the other jobs, I'll leave you with the one I'm on now. Tearing down two half ceilings and re-insulating, the plasterers are going to town as I type this right now, then two coats of finish will be applied to the new ceilings and a cover coat on the walls to make sure of a uniform color throughout the rooms.



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