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September 2015 Tip – Protecting carpets while painting

Here’s how it always goes for me. I am painting a wall in a room with carpet. If I get lazy and Just put my drop doth up to the edge of the wall, while I’m painting and moving about the drop cloth gets pulled back exposing carpet. That’s exactly where the paint drips, spills or a mess happens The way around this is, before you start, to run a line of wide masking tape on the carpet at the edge of the wall. This works OK if you have an extra hour and your back and knees are good.

I’ve found a solution to this problem like a lot: Surface Shield Quick Shield self adhesive film. This is a 9 inch wide roll of self adhesive film and an applicator akin to a paint roller. Simply roll out the film on the carpet. It fits tight to the wall, floor edge and the applicator has an extendable handle which my back loves. This works really great on large rooms where taping is a nightmare. It’s avail· able at Amazon and paint stores.


Employee Development Pays Longterm Dividends

I have had the pleasure of working with a great group of guys over the years. I have found that treating people fairly helps you develop a stable and capable crew that you can depend on. Every once in a while I’ll get something like this that is just above and beyond and all I can do is be thankful to have had the opportunity.

Commercial Painting: the Kimberly Clark Corporation Warehouse

This job started with a request to repaint the guard shack at the front of their facility. The surface was covered with things that had to be worked and painted around including truck traffic. Our success on that project lead them to give us the other 2 interior projects dealing with the yellow curbs and safety red stop signs.

Safety yellow is essential in the Battery Bay at Kimberly Clark where they move around one-ton batteries every day.

All curbs, travel lines and bumpers in the warehouse are marked with a bright safety yellow. All traffic indicators are marked with a bright safety red and highly visible black lettering for forklift traffic.

The black was used to minimize tire pickup from the forklift traffic.

This paint is a super durable relatively fast drying water-based epoxy better known as traffic paint that we use in these commercial and warehouse painting jobs.

You can see that our experienced commercial painting crew is outfitted with safety yellow vest, hard hats, safety glasses, steel toed work boots, ear plugs, knife resistant gloves and tucked in shirts. All of our equipment and supplies are ferried with our own wheeled equipment carts to minimized traffic and interference with the work around us that continues unabated.

If you have a worldwide business and warehouse traffic striping is a priority for you and need a commercial painting contractor who can perform at the highest level please contact John Thomas Painting at 714-343-6132 or use our handy painting quote form.

Painting Tips: The latest painting tips courtesy of John Thomas Painting

Painting Tips for all of Orange County, California and beyond

Painting Tips for all of Orange County, California and beyond

August 2013 Painting Tips – SUPER QUICK PRIMER

kilz-original-primer-sealer-stainblocker-sprayMy crew and I are never without a few cans of Kilz spray primer. This Stuff is great for small last minute jobs. It holds back stains, water marks, marker and tannin stains and it dries quickly.

Kilz lets you patch a hole, texture that patch, prime and paint it all in a day Plus it flashes (that is it won’t leave a flat look over freshly patched areas covered with semi-gloss paint).

Here’s a handy example: You accidentally knock a chair against your newly painted kitchen wall and you have knocked out a quarter size dent – all the way down to the plaster. Take some patching compound and fill the hole. Let it dry and sand it smooth.

Get a sheet of newspaper and tear a hole in it a little bigger than your patch – tape the sheet to the wall leaving the hole in the paper over the patch. Spray Kilz on the patch with the newspaper as a mask. In 20 minutes take a small roller and your left over paint and it’s done.

You’ll be the only one able to find that patch job.

Local Contractor Recommends Thomas Painting!

nunnco-logoI have personally worked with Jeff Nunn of NunnCo Development and Construction for over 14 years, in fact we have been his exclusive painting contractor during this time. And yet I was still surprised and honored when he wrote such a flattering recommendation of our painting services in his retirement letter to his clientele.

“John’s crews have always helped me to create a masterpiece. Their attention to detail is amazing, and their care in covering and protecting belongings is unmatched. Single rooms, whole house interior repainting, and whole house exterior painting are John’s specialties. Larger projects like apartments and commercial buildings? They can handle it all.”

Wow! Jeff, have an awesome retirement, you deserve it. We will continue to honor the trust you’ve placed in us. You can see the entire original document here as it contains recommendations for many other expert local craftsman.

Painting a Wood Grain Garage Door in Huntington Harbor

John Thomas Painting is based in Huntington Beach and we love working in the Huntington Harbor community, its like visiting with neighbors! Check out this garage door refinishing project in Huntington Harbor that we did for a gentleman who had these very nice finished wood grain garage doors that had weathered owing to a constant Southern exposure to the sun.

A lot of house painting companies focus on standard painting alone. We call them “blow and go” and they use power sprayers to do the fastest job possible. We have more experience with ALL kinds of wood finishes that allows us to restore the beauty of your fine wood finishes.

Here’s a link to our Huntington Harbor page. If you live in Huntington Harbor and have any special wood refinishing or house painting projects you’d like us to quote please call 714-343-6132 for a quote or using our easy painting quote form.

An Amazing Testimonial for John Thomas Painting!

This can be YOU! Call 714-343-6132 today!

This can be YOU! Call 714-343-6132 today!

We had an amazing testimonial from one of our former clients to one of our newest clients. The new client went to our site, saw the testimonial of one of our former clients and approached him directly for a reference which he gave without our knowledge. This was just shared with us recently and made us feel rightly proud of our customer service and customer satisfaction.

Why not join the ranks of satisfied customers? If you need your house, apartment complex or commercial property painted feel free to contact John Thomas at 714-343-6132 or fill out our handy painting quote form.

The new client wrote to the existing client here:

> On Nov 10, 2010, at 1:07 PM, J.B. FOSTER wrote:
> > Mr. Sjaarda,
> > I am considering a bid from Thomas Painting to paint the exterior of
> > a house that has deferred maintenance and will need some TLC.
> > I saw your testimonial on the Thomas Painting website. Can you give
> > me some insight about what I can expect from Thomas Painting?
> >
> > Thank you for your reply,
> >Mr.  J.B.  Foster

> From:
> To: (changed to protect him from spam)
> Subject: Re: Contact from PIA web site
> Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 14:28:41 -0800
> Mr. Foster:
> If your experience is like mine, you can expect that John Thomas will
> provide you with a fair and accurate quote for the job. His crew will
> show up on time and will complete the job in a timely manner. They
> will do all of the prep work and paint application to a high standard
> and they will clean up after themselves. You will be consulted as the
> job progresses to make sure you are happy with the color(s) and the
> progress of the work. Afterwards, there will be a walk-through to
> address any remaining issues. This has been my experience and I trust
> it will be yours too.
> Donald S. Sjaarda

Another beautifully painted house in Fullerton


Beautiful, freshly painted home in Fullerton, CA near Chapman & Raymond. Call John Thomas at 714-968-5692 to schedule your appointment!

John Thomas Painting is proud to show off our latest house painting project in Fullerton, CA. Located near the intersection of Chapman and Raymond this house belongs to a general contractor who knows the value of a great painter and he chose us, its quite an honor.

This home features new baseboards, new door casements, new doors, complete floor refinishing. We handled all of the cabinets from their natural oak finish. He also added and refurbished some of the cabinets as well and we painted all of that.

We also painted the complete exterior of the house which is covered in stucco. We did extensive filling and sanding work on the fascia board, to the very large patio cover that he added out back. This home had not been painted in 25 years.

For a detailed explanation of all the house painting work that went in to this home in Fullerton, CA click on this link to see the slide show.

15th Anniversary of Thomas Painting, Inc.!

Ruby Jubilee 15 Years at Thomas Painting• 15 years of quality preparation and painting. We continue to diligently follow our Six Steps to Success!

• 15 years of being an active member of LeTip of West  Orange County! We believe in being involved in our local community!

• Family grows up with Thomas Painting!

• Click here to enter to win a dinner out, compliments of Thomas Painting celebrating our 15th year!

• 15 Year Ruby Jubilee: guys, write that one down and impress your wives when it rolls around.

• After 15 years as a sole proprietor Thomas Painting is now Incorporated!

• See 15 years of consistent growth

• Read about the  great paint job you’ll get from Thomas Painting

• Need a referral? After 15 years of service Thomas Painting knows a bunch of great workmen and contractors. Find out more about local contractors here.

•  Can’t pick the right color? After 15 years Thomas Painting knows affordable interior designers to help with any project, large or small, budget, no budget & on time!

You can tell that we’re excited to be celebrating 15 Years over here at Thomas Painting but we’re even more more excited about what the future holds. While we stay up on the latest colors, trends and materials we remain firmly grounded in excellent service, proper preparation and attention to the details you care about.