People who are doing a remodeling project should know one thing about painting. First, painting comes almost at the very end of the project. By now, the family is getting tired of having the house torn apart. The dog is no longer happy to see its owners when then come home, but has saved all its affection for the guys doing the work. In fact, you suspect the dog would go home with one of the workers and be happier. The excitement of doing a remodel has kind of transitioned into, “I can’t wait till my house is done.” If that were not enough, the project still looks like it is going to take weeks and weeks to finish even though your construction schedule shows just seven days left before the project is complete.
This is the situation that Mike the Painter deals with every day. He takes an almost complete project and makes it look like it could grace the pages of the Minneapolis-St Paul Magazine in an amazing amount of time. He and his sons have been our painters for at least seven years.
He can match any texture, any paint color and any stain color and has a laid back easy going demeanor about him that puts homeowners at ease. Just this last month, a client in south Minneapolis described him as amazing and a homeowner in Edina described him to me as a real treasure.
About a year ago Mike, myself, and the client were looking at some samples of stain on a board that we were trying to match to some trim work in the house. I could have sworn that they were all the same color brown. At one point, my client turned to me and asked which one I thought was the best match. I thought it might be a trick question like my wife asks me when she asks what color sweater she should wear, so I declined to give a direct answer. Mike and our client looked at these samples in different kinds of light and in an animated conversation settled on the perfect shade of brown that matched the other trim.
As a remodelor, having someone on the team who can walk into a project and put homeowners at ease while they journey through the last stages of a remodel is extremely valuable. Thank you, Mike!