Historic Home Ceiling Restoration/Technical Coating, Liberty, MO

Historic Home Ceiling Restoration/Technical Coating, Liberty, MO

Water damage is never friendly when it ends up where it doesn’t belong.  On these ceilings it was a problem under the paint by way of a leaking roof as well as the steam from hot showers on the outside of the coating.  In both cases it wreaked havoc on the existing paint, causing peeling paint and drywall joint failure. For the repair, it is standard procedure to check for any mildew or fungus before proceeding with the repair.   In this case none was found so we scraped all loose finishes and drywall compounds and then applied new drywall compound to create an even flat surface.  The texture was then applied with a standard hopper and a uniform coating of latex primer. In order to prevent paint peal in the future from being in the damp environment, we used a two-part epoxy paint.  This type of coating creates a vapor barrier from daily hot showers and prevents moisture from entering into the ceiling.  Also, the higher gloss from the epoxy paint finish gave the ceilings a very nice period correct appearance of oil-based semi-gloss paint. These technical coatings are also chemically resistant and allows the home owner maintenance free easily cleaned ceilings.  That makes hot showers in these bathrooms maintenance free but also very…DISTINCTIVE.   BEFORE BEFORE AFTER AFTER BEFORE...
Interior Commercial Painting, Kansas City, Kansas

Interior Commercial Painting, Kansas City, Kansas

The renovations of 17 year-old design has started in a dentist office in Kansas City, Kansas.   Smiles by design’s new owner decided his practice needed a new look. The first phase of this project was to seal the original wallpaper and then apply joint compound over the seams…then onto painting.   This is an industry specific process that eliminates the need for the laborious task of trying to strip the wallpaper off the wall and our typical process when homeowners hire us to remove wallpaper.  It saves a very messy and classically expensive step in the process of finishing wallpapered walls. Second and third phases will include but most likely not limited to, replacing and painting the doors and removing and re-finishing the floors. Before and after photos are shown below, please give us a call if you have wall paper that is no longer in style or design. (816) 935-3000.   BEFORE BEFORE AFTER AFTER...
Interior Painting / Mission Hills, Kansas

Interior Painting / Mission Hills, Kansas

This project in in Mission Hills was a decorators update to the latest trends in design and decorating. We started off in this traditional two-story painting the upstairs with clean, off-white colors.  This was a change from existing light tans and beiges to light colors.  This changes the overall look by providing a very sterile environment to decorate around. The offices and areas that are meant to entertain received darker, warmer colors that are more inviting and comfortable to lounge around in.  Also the more darker hues provide a different design element but still simple to decorate with. The project was completed by painting the cabinets a slightly different color with a high-gloss finish.  This seems to be a growing trend in interior design-gloss trim and cabinets that are almost a glowing picture frame around the walls and other surroundings.  Also a gloss cabinet also features a cleaner look as well as easy clean-up. Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have questions about design ideas or need a quote on interior finishes in your house – (816) 935-3000.  ...
Kansas City, MO/ Commercial Epoxy Floor

Kansas City, MO/ Commercial Epoxy Floor

State Line Chrysler Dodge Jeep needed a durable flooring system for their newly expanded service building.  We provided cleaning, preparation and installation for an epoxy system that truly holds up to the constant traffic and corrosive chemicals from a high-volume vehicle service facility. We also use this same system in our residential line for beautifying a garage or basement floor.  This system is a great way to freshen up an aging concrete floor. Give us a call if you would like a free estimate – (816)...
Parkville Custom Deck Finish

Parkville Custom Deck Finish

  The Majors wanted a deck that was unique but functional.  A deck that would stay maintenance friendly but wanted the beautiful cedar to shine through.  Also, they were up for a unique/modern finish to their deck that was designed to accompany many family gatherings as well as parties. This project took a little extra care in designing the coatings because their deck faces due south.  With the  mid-western sun being so relentless the deck would receive the harsh UV sunlight all year long along with all four seasons of temperature changes. Solution: We chose an elastomeric deck stain for all decking and posts for the durability and maintenance free aspects of the product.   An elastomeric deck coating is designed to “stretch” with the wild temperature swings as well as retain it’s color and sheen for lasting beauty. The handrails were finished with a natural toner, like a honey finish.  This was the compromise, the beauty of the wood still shines and the deck as a whole remains friendly for many parties and entertaining.                                                                ...