Discussing Interior Painting Techniques

Project: Manhattan Remodel and Cape Cod Affordable, Episode 14, Part 2



Bob's in Mashpee, Massachusetts, where the four affordable homes are nearing completion. An 84 percent efficiency, sealed-combustion Burnham Spirit boiler will allow the homeowner to finish off the basement at a later date, since it can be enclosed without concern for combustion air. It is made of cast iron, has a 25 to 40 year life expectancy, and carries standard parts, so repairs will be simple and fast. The interior is painted by CertaPro painters using Sherwin Williams' Duration Home latex paint enhanced with acrylic polymers for durability and washability. Joann Borges shows Bob how spraying at a distance of 12 inches from the wall, covering ceilings, walls, trim, and doors, makes for speedy, even coverage throughout. Borges also shows the crew cutting into a wall with a 2 inch angled brush and rolling with an 18-inch roller for quick application. Sequoia Cabinetry's solid-wood, Maple cabinets with concealed hinges are installed in the kitchen. Kenneth Carmode of WW Wood and Jim Wagoner of Falmouth Lumber go through the installation process with Bob. John Spellman of Cape Cod Counter Works installs shop-made laminate counters, scribing and sanding the back to fit a bowed wall and accommodate the free-standing range.
Part 1: Efficient Burnham Boiler for Heat and Hot Water
Part 2: Discussing Interior Painting Techniques
Bob is joined by Joann Borges of CertaPro Painters, who goes over techniques and selected paints for covering new walls and trim efficiently and evenly. They begin with the paint sprayer that is typically used throughout a new production home. The sprayer begins with the ceilings and works down the walls, staying ten to twelve inches away from the surface to give an even coat. Sprayers cover all surfaces, including doors, closets, and trim to finish a room quickly. Speed and efficiency keep the cost down. High-quality, long-lasting paints mean that homeowners will wait longer to repaint and get more value from their investment. CertaPro is using Sherwin Williams' Duration Home throughout the interiors of these affordable homes. Duration Home is a latex paint that is enhanced with acrylic polymers to give durability and washability in a flat or non-glossy paint. Borges also shows how the painters use rollers to cover walls quickly, cutting in with a 2-inch angled brush before rolling with an 18-inch roller to speed up the process.
Part 3: Installing Solid Maple Kitchen Cabinets
Part 4: Fitting Custom Countertops
This project deals with two very different notions of home. Bob begins on New York City's Upper West Side, where an 1890s Brownstone is revitalized through high-quality craftsmanship and sensitive design. New York's past meets its present, as the entire floor is recaptured and refurbished to create a spacious urban apartment on the doorstep of Central Park.

At the same time, Bob works with a Cape Cod developer to apply Massachusetts land use statute 40B to create affordable housing, and a neighborhood of homes in Mashpee, MA. These Energy Star certified homes show how quality building practices and reasonable asking prices can work together to provide livable, affordable homes and neighborhoods to those who work in our communities.

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