40,00 copies sold

I began my career in the painting and finishing industry in the early 1970’s. In 1978 I was issued Contractor’s License # 357067 (Class C33 Painting & Decorating) by the state of California. At this time my partner and I ran a painting & finishing business.

In 1986, along with my partner, I 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 I run Jody Toole’s Professional Finishes as the sole owner.

This is what we do- ” 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 my 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.”

E-mail me- jodytoole@mac.com

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