"Manitoba Children's Museum 2006"

I used to spend many happy hours at the Children's Museum with my son Giles when he was young, so being asked to renovate all the exterior wood doors (the old doors that used to allow the trains in and out) was a revisiting of old fond memories. Our instructions were to apply a suitable coating that would last a long time. Because we were given the freedom to use our preferred products and systems we were able to give the Museum an unconditional 5-year warranty.

This is the condition they were in after many years of weathering.

Everything was pressure washed first with a 3,500 p.s.i. rotating tip, messy but effective. Proceed to belt sand all the loose and stubborn materiel to take the surface down to pretty much bare wood. Three, that's right three coats of Flood Solid Stain specially matched to go with their historical colour scheme.

The Flood stains are not cheap but you get what you pay for and we have found this product keeps on sticking when other coatings fail.

All the old metal hardware were first coated with a specialty epoxy primer that forms a unique surface ready for Davoe's industrial top coat.

And this is what they turned out like all 15 of them.

Based on our performance we were asked to apply our talents to their Exhibition Rooms. It was nothing complicated but we had a very short time frame to complete all the work. A lot. Long hours coupled with Stephen's Edge type diligence and professionalism got the job done with a day to spare.

One example of before (yellow) and after (blue):


Again we were asked back, this time to paint the backdrop to Santa's village. This was very difficult trying to paint around all the little houses — heights combined with more obstructions than you can shake the proverbial stick at. What fun though! How many painting companies can claim to have painted Santa's village! It was suggested that we ought to put on our business card "Santa's Little Painters". Here's a picture of the lads working in Santa's village.