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Gord Koehn, owner of Pro Palette Painting has over 30 years of experience working with interior designers, property managers, developers and home owners on their interior painting projects. After 20 plus years of seeing what needed improvement in the painting industry, Pro Palette Painting was born – right here in Victoria. You may have heard that the key to an excellent interior paint finish is in the prep work. Let’s face it, the prep work is the reason most people do not want to tackle their interior paint job on their own, and we’re happy to take that on for you. Pro Palette Painting has the obsessive attention to detail needed to create the expert paint prep that your interior deserves. From the most basic one room paint job, to a complex multi colour mansion on the mountain, we’ve got you covered. From the initial estimate we aim to have open lines of communication with our clientele to help them reach their project goals. We can work with various budgets and time lines that fit into the clients comfort zone.
Interior painting projects are essentially the same process as the exterior painting projects in terms of prep with the distinction of having more care being needed in protection of the surroundings (furniture, countertops, appliances, floors, etc.). Patching compound dust is very fine particulate and can wreak havoc on a home if items are not covered with protective poly, and floors covered with canvas tarps. A proper residential painting company will ensure that the job site is protected, and even more so, that areas are swept up, mopped and countertops/vanities are wiped down. Each day the work tools should be put off in a corner somewhere non intrusive. We have left homes cleaner than we arrived in some cases and that speaks volumes.
Preparation is everything, as a wall that has not been sanded and patched properly will only show that much more when a fresh coat of paint is applied. The higher the gloss level, the more the imperfections will show. Gloss levels range from flat or matte, to eggshell or satin, pearl or semi-gloss and finally high gloss. Does anyone actually use high gloss? I guess seeing your reflection in the paint could be fun? Most folks use eggshell sheen on their walls, flat on the ceilings and semi-gloss or satin on their trim work. Bathrooms are the exception to the rule, where we typically use a kitchen and bath product in a pearls sheen for durability and moisture tolerance, as most bathroom fans do not vent well enough and using eggshell sheen leads to water marking on the walls. A pearl sheen will also clean up better. If you have no kids and no pets and you want to hide every imperfection, by all means use a flat sheen product in your home, just know they don’t wash very well without marking. There is always a trade-off when choosing one sheen or another for your interior painting project. A well prepped wall will have a nice clean even finish, with a bit of texture from the roller. Back rolling mitigates the texture to some degree. Clean cut lines also make a bold statement, especially when dealing with a darker contrasting colour to a bright new white ceiling. A steady hand is key, as is a good brush. We better have great lines after all the time we have spent in the trade. If you are looking for a great user friendly brush, I highly recommend the Wooster line of brushes. They have one to suit all preferences ( soft, firm. etc.) in various sizes, for various applications. We generally use microfibre rollers as they shed less than conventional roller sleeves and leave a better finish. Never cheap out on roller sleeves, you will end up a horrible finish and lint everywhere. Nobody wants to sand imperfections off the walls due to saving a few dollars on a roller sleeve!
We are determined to help you create that space that you feel comfortable in, whether it be clean solid whites that let your artwork do the talking, or rich colours that feel warm and comforting. If hot pink is your thing, with your spicy personality, we’re happy to do that too! Our homes are our comfort, our personalities. Let’s make your vision happen. We’re here to help!
We continually try and grow both personally and in our business with the latest paint advancements, colour trends and social media interactions. With all that being said, the most important facet of the painting business is still the quality of your work and effective communication with your clients. Every detail matters. Price point, prep levels, timelines, colour and sheen choices, job site cleanliness and ongoing updates while on site are all important matters. We hope to make each client feel comfortable, as we understand that they are investing in us and in their biggest investment, the home. We appreciate our clients trust and hope to keep every client for life. Good business is based on trust, quality and reliability. It’s our hope that our clients see our intent not only with the quality of our painting, but our personal qualities as well. Give us a call and book your free estimate and see what Pro Painting can do for you! You’ll be happy you made the call and we’re happy to serve you.
Painting Victoria one house at a time and patiently waiting on the next eye popping, ear to ear smile of another happy client
Hope to meet you soon!
Many thanks from the team at Pro Palette Painting.
We also do not ask our clients for up front deposits, unless it is a very large project booked well in advance and we are concerned with the booking being held by the client. Most clients respect our time and schedule as we do theirs.
As a well established business, we have gained the trust of our clients and they with us. We ask for progress draws where applicable during pay periods, and balance upon completion and your satisfaction. It’s not that any other company is wrong for asking for a deposit of good faith, we have just had the most wonderful relationships built along the way with our family of clients and if it ain’t broke…don’t fix it!
If you’re considering refreshing the inside of your castle, show Victoria your personality and give us a call to see your interior painting vision come to fruition. We look forward to serving you.
Thanks, Gord and the team at Pro Palette Painting.