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David Cook, owner of DFranco Finishes, is here to provide you with expert information about painting, wallpaper, cabinet refinishing and decorating trends to help you make the right decisions about your upcoming home decorating projects.

The Paint and Paper Podcast David Cook, owner of DFranco Finishes

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    • 5.0, 26 Ratings

David Cook, owner of DFranco Finishes, is here to provide you with expert information about painting, wallpaper, cabinet refinishing and decorating trends to help you make the right decisions about your upcoming home decorating projects.

    Episode 028 Frog tape!!

    Episode 028 Frog tape!!

    Today we are joined with Jerry from Shurtech, which is the company that brings us Frog Tape..

     



    You can take a listen as we talk about how we were able to test out some of the samples from Frog Tape!



    Check out our blog as well as we will do a little more depth on these great tapes!



     

    • 14 min
    Becoming a Master Craftsman Wallpaper Installer

    Becoming a Master Craftsman Wallpaper Installer

    It is said it takes 1,000 hours of work on a given task to become an expert. What if there was a shortcut to becoming a Master Craftsman Wallpaper installer?

    Well- take a listen to today's Guest- Dave Adams of Dave Adams wallcovering.

    A member, a volunteer, and an officer of the WIA (wallcovering installers association), he gives his thoughts on education, networking, the power of association and attendance to conferences/workshops to improve your skills.  He can be reached at the daveadamswallcovering@gmail.com

    Interested how you can elevate your game when it comes to wallpaper installations? Then head over to the WIA become a member section and learn more!

    • 21 min
    Episode 026 Steven Kaye from the Wallcovering Installers association about award winning installations

    Episode 026 Steven Kaye from the Wallcovering Installers association about award winning installations

    Today we are joined by Steven Kay. Steven has been a member of the WIA (wallcovering installer association) for over 20 years!

    Today Steven talks about benefits of joining the WIA, being a member of this amazing organization, why you need to be at their conventions as well as member's opportunities to be awarded for the work being done and Nationally recognized as Wallpaper installer of the year.

    You can read more about the WIA here !!   take a look, tell them how you heard about it and start learning more about the craft of wallpaper hanging.

     



     

    • 17 min
    Episode 025 Harry Stout answers-Does your contractor have the right insurance?

    Episode 025 Harry Stout answers-Does your contractor have the right insurance?

    Are you looking to hire a contractor to work in your home? Does the contractor have the right insurance?

    Today, Harry Stout of Farmers Insurance in St. Charles, IL answers that very question.

    Liability Insurance? Bonded? Workman's Comp?

    Do you know what these policies will cover and what they do not? Will you be covered in case there is a problem, accident, injury, something broken?



    Take a listen and hear an insurance agents perspective what you should look for, He can be reached at 847-640-0402 or emailed at hstout@farmersagent.com.



    We hope you enjoy!

    • 20 min
    Episode 24 Choosing Goodness with Tommy Breedlove

    Episode 24 Choosing Goodness with Tommy Breedlove

    Choose Goodness?

    Another way to help you love the house you live in is being happy in all you do, how you do it. If you are married you have heard happy wife happy life. This episode is with Tommy Breedlove. He has, is, and does dedicate his life to helping people through speaking engagements, mentoring as well as coaching how to be the best self you can be and it starts with choosing goodness.



    You can check out Tommy's website at www.tommybreedlove.com. If you have questions or would like to get him direct his email address is tommy@tommybreedlove.com



    We hope you enjoy this episode!

    • 35 min
    Painting your walls red

    Painting your walls red

    Are you thinking about red walls? They are coming back in style, take a quick listen what we used and how.



    You can read the blog post about this as well on our web site www.dfrancowallpaper.com



    Send us an email to see how we can hel pyou love the house you live in.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

SKnox19 ,

What a great find!

If you need help figuring our wallpaper, and boy there are a ton of questions I didn't realize needed to be asked, this podcast is invaluable. David is a knowledgeable expert when it comes to wallpaper! Thanks David!

jvan610 ,

One of a kind podcast on improving your home

This podcast is for anyone looking to improve the inside looks of their house. It has great insights and tips on how to do that, coming from someone with years of experience working in it everyday. If you are looking to make some home improvments, look no further then this podcast for advice.

Taepib ,

Home Improvement Resource

I'm not "handy" so I'm always looking for resources to make me look like a hero when doing rennovations at home. This is a GREAT resource with practical advice that is easily understandable.

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