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My name is Philip Hammond. I am the sole proprietor of the Master Painting Company of Marshfield, Massachusetts. My company byline is Fourth Generation Painter. My philosophy is "Give people their money's worth."

I have been in business for myself for 40 years on the South Shore of Massachusetts and in the painting trade for 30 years.

Photo: Phil HammondAs a Master Painter, I offer a wide variety of residential and commercial renovation services from power washing to bathroom remodeling and interior and exterior painting. One of my specialties is restorative pressure washing, where years of neglect can be washed away and a new layer of beautiful wood is revealed and can then be properly preserved.

I also provide skilled carpentry services to repair and replace damaged wood and restore the beauty of your property. My carpentry services include full window and door replacements, repairs or replacement of exterior house trim and interior house moldings and trim, and other general carpentry repairs.

My Guarantee

I guarantee that my paint job will last longer than any other previous paint job you have had. I can do this because I take the time to prepare the job right and use the finest materials available for the job. My experience in the field and relationships with manufacturers has taught me which products hold up the best in each situation.

There is a product on the market that bills itself as a lifelong and liquid vinyl siding. If you are familiar at all with what makes a paint job last, you know it has to do with three things:

  1. How your home is constructed; specifically how well does it breathe? In other words, does it vent moisture well?

  2. Preparation and priming. Priming dry wood well is paramount.

  3. Quality materials applied under acceptable circumstances in the prescribed method.

Without these three, no job will last. With them, they will last only as long as the house and Mother Nature permit.

That's why I guarantee I'll give you the longest lasting paint job your house has ever had. I do the proper preparation. I know how to do the job right the first time; and I don't cut corners.

Please contact me for a free consultation and a no obligation estimate on your next painting or remodeling project.

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Master Painting Company
109 Island Street
Marshfield, MA 02020

Fourth Generation Painter
In business since 1986

Cell: 508-527-6416

Why you should never cut corners on finishes

By Arrol Gellner | Inman News

A friend of mine is an expert plaster and drywall finisher with almost 50 years in the trade. Not long ago, he knocked himself out on a very labor-intensive plastering job. Instead of kudos, though, he got a complaint from the owner, who said:

"Jimmy, they painted the walls, but I'm really unhappy with the way they came out."

"Who did the painting?" my friend asked.

"A couple of college students," replied the owner, apparently without irony.

Tradespeople tell these kinds of horror stories all the time. Besides being entertaining, they can give remodelers an object lesson in the things that really matter: You can scrimp a little here and there, but don't ever cut corners on the finishes that meet the eye -- be they on the floor, the walls, the ceiling or the roof.

As it happens, my plasterer friend went back to see what the owner was complaining about, and his heart sank: The college kids -- who probably had four hours of painting experience between them -- had ruined all his painstaking plasterwork in one gloppy coat. Although my friend did manage to undo all this damage, it cost the owner a lot more than he'd "saved" by hiring cheapo painters. Next time, my friend advised him, he'd do better to hire a pro and not a couple of yahoos on summer break.

Sound advice, of course. The trouble is, for most remodelers, those final, all-important finish phases happen late in the job, at just about the same time their money is running out. This makes it excruciatingly tempting to hire low-bid, quick-and-dirty practitioners who could wreck all the hard work done before them.

Don't fall into this trap. Instead, set aside an ironclad, untouchable reserve for the very best professional finish work you can reasonably afford. This is especially critical if you tend to be an impulsive buyer, and are always tempted to spend "just a little bit more" on unplanned extras along the way. It's this kind of "feature creep" that exhausts budgets at just the time the finish work comes around.

Your reserve for finishes should ensure that you can afford decent-quality stucco, roofing, hardwood flooring and carpet, but above all, it should provide for top-quality painting. Why? Because, of all the aforementioned trades, painting is the only one that homeowners wrongly assume any fool can do. Well, any fool can paint, all right, but the results will speak for themselves.

It's perfectly reasonable to shop for bargains on materials such as lumber, pipe, electrical wire, and so on. You may even be able to cut costs by using salvaged material or providing sweat equity on framing, plumbing or what have you. As long as these invisible portions of the job are safe and adequate, no one will ever know or care that you didn't pay top dollar for them.

Not so with finishes. Slapdash work will be right there, staring you in the face every morning. Save where you will, but don't save on the surfaces that meet the eye.