Recent Kansas City Painting Projects

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... read more

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.  ... read more

Commercial Painting, Parkville, MO

We are very excited to have the opportunity to paint such a community staple: Eagle Animal Hospital in Riverside, Missouri. This large-scale renovation was very demanding.  The hospital remained open while all renovations were underway and the project was completed in three different phases.   Many Saturdays and Sundays were spent making sure the demanding deadlines were met. The finishes within the building were also technical and slightly complicated.  Various epoxies finishes were used in wet areas like kennels and operating rooms providing the areas with maintenance free coatings.  Scaffolding was required to finish the 26 foot dual-color cedar lobby.  The exterior was a mixture of cementious siding and wood-based trim boards, requiring special primers prior to paint.  In addition, the exterior stain had to match the interior cedar all the while trying to compete with one of the wettest spring and summers on record. We definitely aim to please when we plan a project of this size.  Using the best product and making sure the beauty lasts as long as possible but most importantly to make sure our customers are DISTINCTIVE.      ... read more

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)... read more

Liberty Interior Restoration – Commercial Project

Liberty Edward Jones office of Kyle Walley. Historic buildings are always fun to finish.  Mixing antiquity with new seems to be the norm except with this building.   It was designed around preserving the floors and the walls to their correct circa as well as finishing the back office wall that accompanied high windows to share the light from the back office. At the start of this project the walls showed many stress cracks and plaster deterioration from decades of settling.  To make this project Distinctive, cracks were filled with shrink free compounds and many of the imperfections were left to be covered in paint.  This preserved the building to the correct period and gave the finished interior a clean and updated but also very vintage look.... read more

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.                                                                ... read more

Gladstone Cabinet Refinish

This set of cabinets were just 5 years old before they showed lots of where around the edges of the doors and the shelving.  This wear is typical in a bathroom that has a shower and is a result of water penetration from the steam of the daily shower(s). A very good solution to this problem is to re-apply or “re-shoot” the lacquer or varnish with a vinyl sealer and hardened lacquer, aka varnish. Today’s sealers and lacquers have come a long way in the way they perform in moist environments.  They also resist “yellowing” for long periods of time.  This characteristic makes the finish stay “clear” or transparent for decades. The result from this project is a longer life for the cabinets as well as the finish.  The finish is also hardened.  Making these cabinets vary durable to everyday use. Give us a call or email if your cabinet finish is losing its luster…(816) 935-3000.... read more

Leawood Interior Cabinet Glaze

  This project was fun!  An existing house with extensive renovations.  The kitchen is almost always a good start for making a house look and feel new. The existing cabinets where painted a solid dark crimson that went well decades ago.  The general contractor, Creative Restorations led by Tony Pagel, hired us to paint this custom cabinet glaze. As you can see in the before pictures, the cabinets needed better amenities as well as some better lighting.  A custom light bar at the top was crafted and installed as well as a more modern hood and granite counter tops. The cabinet changes required and mixture of new and old cabinetry.  In order to make everything uniform and fit, we had to use bonding primers and and a pigmented shellac to kill all colors as well as create and smooth uniform surface.  Once the primer was sanded smooth an oil-based semi-gloss enamel was applied using a spraying method.  This gives the homeowner a more durable and lasting finish that will have a brilliant natural patina as the cabinets age. The Antique glaze was then applied only in crevices and cornices in order to achieve that old world look. The project included many other painting including walls trim and ceilings and had a duration over a little over two weeks. Contact us if you have any questions regarding cabinet refinishing and/or glazing…(816)... read more

Independence, MO Commercial/Interior Painting

This project was unique because originally I had written it off as lost business.  After submitting a very competitive bid, I later found out that I was significantly underbid by a contractor.  The contractor tried to stay on budget by sub-contracting out the work to painters.  This is a practice that Distinctive Quality Painting never employees.  Our work is done by our experienced crew so I can make sure that time frames are hit and the quality is up to my standards.  Our original proposal called for the work to be done in two months.  Six months after losing the bid, we received a call from the owners asking us to take over the project.  Even though we had to fix a lot of work that was not up to our standards and work around cabinetry that had already been installed, we were able to complete the project in just six... read more