One of our clients that was affected by the flood and was having trouble getting the recommended contractor to show up and commence work. He asked if we could act as general; something we've done for friends and family in the past. Here are the results to date.
Cal-Res can help you with a variety of natural wood finishes from cabinets to windows
This project was a blend of refinishing previously treated wood as well as new finishes on cabinets and built-ins as well as exterior wood finishes.
Cal-Res does custom home painting, staining and lacquer work
This is one of our current and on-going projects. All of the wood-work in this home is being either sprayed with solid colour lacquers, or stain and shading lacquer to ensure a perfect finish. There is a lot of trust required on a project of this scope as the carpentry alone costs a pretty penny, a custom home builder will not bring in just anybody to do this type of work as it must be completed by true professionals or it will undoubtedly show. Look for update photos in the future and even a virtual tour.
Cal-Res has many years experience in painting new homes
Not only do we do residential re-painting we also do new construction projects for a number of builders include Birchwood Homes. This particular development included 20+ units of similar fit and finish which Cal-Res Coatings produced all of them.
Cal-Res does a thorough job of surface preparation, especially for exterior painting
Due to neglect and poor workmanship on this home previously it naturally required an exorbitant amount of preparation; it wasn't anything that we aren't used to though. as you can see from the photo's (the yellow color being oil-based primer) there was lots of scraping and sanding to be done as well as some millwork repair.
Cal-Res can handle short notice painting projects
We were given a short period of time to do this job, as the clients wanted it completed before they had guests on the weekend. Despite up to 4 coats on some feature walls we completed the project in less than the time alotted. We also used low VoC paints to avoid any allergies and cleaned the home throughly so the owners would not be pressed to do it before the guests arrived.
Cal-Res is experienced in renewing exterior wood finishes
This project presented a couple of challenges to our team; namedly the cedar posts at the front of the house had been damaged by a previous contractor who had been careless with a power washer and raised the grain of the wood paired with mildew blackening the wood in some areas. We power sanded to remove damage and prior product which had not adhered well previously, this included a random orbit sander and a 60 grit and then a 120 grit sand paper. It took nearly 40 hours of preparation to remove the damage. Cedar was then treated with Sikkens Cetol 1 and then two applications of Cetol 23+.
The interior challenges were a large vaulted ceiling that could not be sprayed as the home was being inhabited while the work was being completed. We addressed this by having three painters simultaneously rolling the ceiling with Sherwin Williams CHB ceiling paint. As you can see the result was a success.