Cafeteria & Restaurants

A cafeteria in an office painted

Maintaining and painting the Food Service area is a frequent necessity in institutions and bigger buildings. Facility and property managers come to realize the social importance the cafeteria has in an office and building environment. Some corporations treat their cafeterias, food and employee lounges as a perk to their staff. Cafeteria Decor and Painting. We had many opportunities to paint office space and work in buildings of different size. There are some observations I like to … Read more

Painting Building Interiors

Interior commercial painting in Markham building

Painting the interior of a commercial building is a major undertaking for property managers or facility operators. When the building is empty the project is much easier to execute. There are no tenants to work around and nobody gets inconvenienced. In an empty or new building the challenges are all about production. The general contractor expects good production, and a reliable painting crew. Cooperation with the other trades and flexible scheduling is the expectation here. Painting … Read more

Are They Trained?

Painters training at the Ecopainting shop

“The only thing worse than training employees and losing them is not training your employees and keeping them.” – Zig Ziglar Training is an ongoing venture. Training the Painters Painters, especially experienced painters, should have the skills to deal with anything related to their trade. Painting techniques, and effective ways to apply different coatings especially. What about customer service? Is this something that painting companies take for granted, or do they plan and teach customer … Read more

Dry Rot And Wood Repair

This Older Toronto Home had rotted wood that we repaired

It happens a few times a year. While scraping the old paint of a window sill, one of our exterior painters would find that the wood under the peeling paint was very soft and spongy. It didn’t rain for weeks, yet the wood was very moist. The crew arrives to sand and start staining a deck. The weather has been dry for days. Stripping and pressure washing was done over a week ago, yet the … Read more

Cost Of Painting A Condo

Cost of condo painting service

“What is the Cost of Painting my Toronto Condo? There are as many answers to this question as there are Toronto painters. Most reputable contractors will agree that without seeing the scope of work, it is difficult to give any accurate pricing. This is mostly true and when possible, the painting company should see the work to be done. After a careful evaluation, a detailed quote and proposal can be prepared. Unfortunately, seeing the condo is … Read more

Old Toronto Homes And Apartments

Painting this older home in the Annex

(A Toronto painter’s senseless pursuit of perfection) For some of us living in the suburbs of the GTA there are certain realities about our living space that we take for granted. Our streets are straight and wide, our houses look neat and organized from the outside. Some call this boring, we call it curb appeal. Our interiors are usually an organized collection of rectangular pieces of drywall surrounded with smooth and linear new pieces of trim … Read more

Benjamin Moore Arborcoat

Review and update of Benjamin Moore Arborcoat

This Review (our experience) of Arborcoat was first published in 2010. The product has changed since then and so has our experience with it. We updated it in 2015 and will do so in the summer of 2019.  To call this a Review of  Benjamin Moore’s Arborcoat would be unfair. First of all, it’s very new and we don’t exactly know it’s long term performance. The Toronto climate is tough on exteriors and creating the … Read more