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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."

Quartz Counter Top- La Crescenta, CA

Quartz, a change of pace from granite or marble. Advertisements

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The Aftermath

In my previous post I waxed rhapsodic about the Mark 10 RTC fume sucking wind machine. In this post let’s take a look at the aftermath and see how it all worked out. The pictures tell the story.

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Onsite Spray Booth: New and Improved

I call this the Mark 10 RTC Fume Sucking Wind Tunnel. It is the result of a rather simple modification suggested and implemented by Randy Redfern ( customer & general contractor). The full name is: Mark 10 Redfern Turbo Charged Fume … Continue reading

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Glaze Over A Stain Finish- Brentwood, CA

This desk and file cabinet set was done for Heritage Cabinets. Wood- alder Finish- sealer and a coat of stain (brushed on), then another coat of sealer followed up by a coat of glaze (raw umber and van dyke brown) … Continue reading

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Paint Contractor’s Manual

The inspiration for Paint Contractor’s Manual came about when I started looking for a book on painting and could not find one. Not in Trade Schools, union apprentice programs or bookstores. I did find a book in the library but … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Unknown Painter’s Work

Hi Jody, It was nice talking to you last Tuesday.  Thank you for giving us your professional opinion on what to do with our cabinets that were painted and then just 1 month after cracked. I have attached some pictures … Continue reading

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Marina del Rey, CA

Job of the Week….again. Big, big bedroom cabinet, finished to match the bath cabinet we finished  a couple of months earlier. Custom mixed cherry stain ( Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber and Raw Sienna) top coated with vinyl sealer and three … Continue reading

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