We love using Benjamin Moore paint (and have been for 18 years), so when Bryant, the owner of Mission Paint, told us he was looking for a new store, we were pretty excited. We’re in and out of the store all the time, and its location is really important to us (we like having it in the middle of town).
The new location is at 1132 Longstaff, next to Boyce Lumber, the Missoula Fencing Academy, and the Spirit Halloween store. It’s central to most of our jobs, and is closer to the University and the Rattlesnake, both neighborhoods we work in often.
It’s a different setup than the old store location, but we like it.
I’m working on uploading, organizing, and detailing pictures of some interior work we’ve done. Almost all of these are from jobs we did throughout winter of 2013-2014. Please ignore the sideways pictures for the time being (I’m going to fix them one at a time and add details).
In our 14 years of business, this winter has been our busiest ever. We’ve been under the gun on project after project, which is a good thing, but it has left me little time for updating what we’ve been working on.
Once I organize our before, during, and after pictures, I’ll post some pictures of the Farmhouse interior, the Ben Hogan remodel, and a number of other interesting interior projects we’ve worked on since the end of October. We’ve sprayed a lot of built-ins, primed and painted quite a few new walls, and turned a Great Room red.
We’re also busy l
ining up exterior projects for 2014, and have been busy looking at houses lately. Now I better get off here and go write up some bids.
We recently painted an apartment with wood paneling in the living room. In order for the paint to stick well in the long run, we primed it with Stix bonding primer from Turner’s Paint Store. Binding primers are designed to help the topcoat stick well over time. Stix is the best bonding primer we’ve used, especially since it’s acrylic (meaning it cleans up with soap and water).
Once the primer dried, we caulked the cracks and filled the holes. Once that dried, we painted it tan using Benjamin Moore’s Ultra Spec (which is a great choice for apartments like this one since it’s cheaper than Aura, but it still covers pretty well and is tough over time). This is our guy Josh, rolling on the paint, getting the job done.