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D'franco Painting & Wallpaper – Elgin, Geneva, St. Charles, Chicagoland

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Using Thumbtack

Normally when I think of using thumbtack I would think of a small push pin to post a note, picture or the like. This thumbtack we have been using to help advertise our business. Below is the link to our thumbtack posting where you can see and read more about us but you can do…

Why is Venetian Plaster So Expensive?

We are working on several decorative plaster jobs right now and the materials range from $30.00 per gallon to $80.00 per gallon. You also have to account for the walls to be primed, sanded, areas around covered, the time to hand apply the plaster with a trowel, then dry, then polish to the desired sheen,…

Refinish a Wood Table or Buy New?

You have unsightly water rings on the top of your table, there is stain that has been worn off the edges, and there are scratches on the surface. You hate the look of it and now want to know if the cost of refinishing it is worth it compared to buying a new table. First…

“What Do I Do First?”

When we make appointments with our customers, the number 1 question we are asked is what should I do first, carpet, cabinets, counters, window treatments, new trim? Not that everyone is going to have all of that done but you get the Idea. When we are called to paint a room, we should be part…

What Does Your Siding Look Like?

Even though the snow may be flying this is a perfect time to get a good look at the exterior of your home. With the dryer precipitation, you can see the condition of your home. Do you have wood/cedar/lap type siding? If so what does it look like? You need to look at the joints…