Plaster Repair


Recently finished an extensive plaster repair and repaint job on      Central Park. Large areas were replaced by my friends at Gramse Plaster and stucco. I completed minor crack repairs using fiberglass mesh tape and joint compound. Wet-sanding smoothed the surface without creating clouds of dust. I also used USG Dust Control Joint Compound. Then the smooth areas needed to be textured to blend in with the 100 year old sand finish plaster. Priming and painting with Aura matte finish put the icing on the cake!

WEndWood Cabot Weathering Stain 3244 “Silver Gray”

Working with silver pigment weathering stain and silver semi-solid stain, MARK LANGE of Careful Painting puts the final touches on an all cedar house in the WENDWOOD subdivision of Northfield…The area was hit hard by the tornado of September, 2018 causing this property to be void of all the shade trees near the house…The owners elected to design and build a 6’x18’ pergola in 2019 with canopies and blinds on their 12’x21’ deck for shade…Next, the owners called for Mark in the spring of 2019 to give them a proposal for refurbishing the entire house…He explained that it would either be late fall or early spring of 2020…They patiently waited for his workmanship as they had heard very positive vibes about Mark…Work was completed on June 1, 2020…Their comments in the end…”Everything about the entire project was as expected”!!!…😊

~~~Don & Bebe Diehl
5540 Endwood Trail, Northfield, MN 55057
Applying Silver Gray Weathering Stain to railings…West Side
Cabot 3244 Silver Gray
This oil stain imparts a natural weathered-gray appearance
Diehl Pergola
New pergola designed by Don Diehl around canvas awnings to replace shade trees downed by 2018 tornados

Metropolitan AF-690 Color of the Year 2019!

I recently applied this calming and simply elegant gray throughout a recently purchased 1920’s craftsman style home on Decker Ave west of Northfield. The new owners and I were very happy about how the original pine trim showed up against the Metropolitan in Aura eggshell finish! We also used Cloud White OC-130 in the stairwells and upstairs, and Soft Fern 2144-40 in the study.

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