Recent Kansas City Painting Projects

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

Liberty, MO Commercial/Interior Painting

Rock and Run Brewery in Liberty, MO took over two spaces that had previously been used for storage and an office.  One side featured untreated plaster over brick while the other side had been painted on top of the plaster.  While the owners loved the look of plaster over brick, they were less enthused about the plaster falling into their guests’ food and beer.  They had tried unsuccessfully to seal the walls before they called Distinctive Quality Painting.  I was able to use a commercial sealant to maintain the look they wanted and added a faux finish to the other side of the space to unify both sides of the room into a cohesive theme. Once finished with this project, they asked for his help on the brewery’s bar top and tables.  The wood used for this project was reclaimed from a bowling alley in Iowa.  While they had originally intended to use an epoxy to seal the wood, I noticed a potential problem.  Epoxy alone would not create the temperature and water vapor seal they needed to protect the wood for the life of the bar.  By using a conversion varnish I was able to provide them all of the benefits of varnish, but also give them the temperature resistance and vapor seal they needed.  The conversion varnish and labor ended up costing 1/3rd the price of the epoxy... read more

North Kansas City, MO – Commercial Painting

Big Rip Brewing Commercial Painting – North Kansas City, MO There are times that I take on projects that make my staff think I might be crazy.  This was the project that convinced them.  Big Rip Brewing is a micro-brewery in North Kansas City, MO.  I was contacted to submit a bid on this project and we agreed to look at it on a Sunday afternoon.  The project seemed pretty straightforward until the owner through a curve ball at me.  The entire project needed to be completed in just six days to be ready for the annual Snake Saturday parade in North Kansas City.  The owner knew that being on the parade route would provide a great deal of exposure and wanted his building to look great.  In just six days we prepared the building for painting and added two coats of red paint.  In addition, the flat black paint that was used to replicate cast iron is not generally recommended for exterior use.   In order to achieve the look the client wanted, the paint had to be applied rapidly and in very specific pattern.  On the day of the parade, the project was finished and the crew was able to show off their work to friends and family before enjoying the... read more

Liberty, MO – Residential Painting

The Big Red Barn Residential Painting – Liberty, MO The idea of a red barn is an iconic image when we think of a simpler time in America’s past—unless you are a painter.  The reason you see so few red barns remaining is that red paint fades the fastest of any color from the UV rays of the sun.  The owner of this property still chose to recreate the great American rural icon with his new barn.  The process began with a custom paint color that was selected in consultation with the owner.  Then we moved forward with a lifetime guarantee on the paint.  The particular type of paint we selected guaranteed 25 years without any discoloration occurring.  The design of the barn itself created another unique challenge that scared away many other painting contractors.  The metal roof portion that lay right below the top part of the barn was slick and also required extra caution to prevent any dents that would harm the appearance.  Upon completion we were all impressed with the results and our part in preserving a bit of Americana in the Kansas City... read more

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