How Green Is My Simi Valley?

I have been derelict in my postings. This Green Job of the Week was actually completed about three weeks ago. The noteworthy aspect of this job is that it was all done onsite using Green finishes.

The kid’s toy cabinet was finished with a water-based white conversion  varnish and on the entertainment center we used a clear water-based conversion varnish.

Based on technology developed over the past twenty years in Italy this is a much more durable and longer lasting finish than traditional lacquer or even pre-catalyzed lacquer.

And, best of all, it’s Green. This means that everybody gets to breathe, from Luis and Jose Sprayman (no, they’re not related, they just happen to share the last same name) to me, to the homeowners and their kids.

You could actually be in the room where we were spraying, without wearing a mask, and suffer no ill effects. This would not be possible with a traditional solvent based conversion varnish or a  pre-catalyzed lacquer, either one of which would have driven the family from the home.

Why we go green.

Why We Go Green.

Kid’s Cabinet

Luis & John Spraying White Conversion Varnish.

Green Finish: Water-Based White Conversion Varnish.

The kids thought it was pretty cool that we got to play tent all the time!!

Entertainment Center- All Tented Up.

Jorge And The Tent.

Jose Sprayman At Work.

Entertainment Center

About jody toole

Jody Toole began his career in the painting and finishing industry in the early 1970's. In 1978 he was issued Contractor's License # 357067 (Class C33 Painting & Decorating) by the state of California. At this time he and a partner ran a painting & finishing business. In 1986 Mr. Toole, along with his partner, co-authored a book for painting contractors- Paint Contractor's Manual. As of this writing Paint Contractors Manual is still in print and to date has sold almost 40,000 copies. Today Mr. Toole runs Jody Toole's Professional Finishes as the sole owner. When asked to describe what his company does this is what he had to say- " We put color on wood. We hand mix stains and glazes. We do color matching, distressing, antiquing, refinishing, painted finishes and paint & glaze finishes. Some of the 'looks' we create are Tuscany, French Country, Italian Classic, Rustic, and traditional paint & glaze finishes." And his guiding philosophy- " Get the color right. Above all else, get the color right. And then get the "look." And when these two are right and your customer is beaming then give them a long-lasting durable finish."
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