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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 • 29 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.

    How much will it cost to paint a room

    How much will it cost to paint a room

    just in case you want to know, here is the cost to paint a room in yourhome!

    • 4 min
    Redlights and Rowboats; the need for teamwork and checklists

    Redlights and Rowboats; the need for teamwork and checklists

    Today I am sharing the summary of a team meeting we had with two of our guys that work in the field.







    Do they like working here?Why do they like working for D'franco Painting & Wallpaper?Do they know the process?Are they sure of their job description?







    We took the time to debrief some jobs and see the common issues we need to fix; meeting customer expectations, better communication, and using paper to write a list so we don't forget to do things.

    • 15 min
    employees want to be heard valued and empowered

    employees want to be heard valued and empowered

    In today's podcast, we are talking with Chris Hewitt from Hewitt and Sons, out of Des Moines, IA. Chris is great at listening, hearing what you say, teaching how to execute better, and just the best at bringing out the best in others. He has been to our work location and spent some time with us to interview our employees to see where we have gaps in our business, our culture and the wants and needs of our employees which revealed to us how Employees want to be Heard, Valued and Empowered







    He can be reached at chris@hewittandsons.com, and their website is https://www.hewittandsons.com/

    • 23 min
    Drifting off course and using Extreme Ownership to correct our course

    Drifting off course and using Extreme Ownership to correct our course

    In today's podcast we share our review of February as a business in some of the frustrations we have had - or I have. So looking at what we do and how, it was shown thanks to our Business coach Michael Murray from Nolan Consulting on what we need to look at better- ourselves.







    I mentioned another coaching consultant we use, who is also one of my best friends, Chris Hewitt, from Hewitt and Sons Consulting.







    Love to hear any feedback you have, ideas etc.







    Have a great day and God bless.

    • 23 min
    Rethinking our goals from growth mindset

    Rethinking our goals from growth mindset

    Well here is a podcast, long overdue, where we are going to refocus how we think about our business- Rethinking goals from growth mindset







    The first thing is to not focus on goals but growth. We need to spend the time on energy to think more about the people we serve and employ vs. the numbers we want to reach. Don't get me wrong we still have to earn a certain dollar amount, but if we turn the why we do things, and how we do it, I believe the money will follow.







    So we are now hiring promoting our core values and mission statements.







    Developing our employees, in 425 homes/business and that we can be found guilty of our core values this year would be a great year indeed.

    • 12 min
    What is Wallpaper?

    What is Wallpaper?

    People either love or hate wallpaper because of their experience with it. But somebody else's bad experience does not necessarily have to be yours, too. Discover what is wallpaper and understand what you need to achieve the best results with different wallpapers!

    "If you had a bad experience with wallpaper, it's usually because of some bad installation." - David Cook

    Wallpaper for Your Home

    Wallpaper is no longer something that you can stick to a wall in your home. It comes in various designs and can be used for your bedroom, living room, kitchen, ceiling -- almost anywhere.



    It is also made up of different materials. Some can be made of paper at the front and fabric at the back, while others are made of the opposite way around.

    Different Types and Sizes of Wallpapers

    Wallpapers come in different types. The most popular ones are commercial vinyl. They are heavy and wash well. The other two other types are digital graphics and grasscloth.

    "How wide [a wallpaper] is can help determine how much you are going to need." - David Cook

    Typically sizes are 20.5 inches x 27 inches and 30 inches x 36 inches. It varies on the manufacturer of the brand supplier. So as you can see, not all wallpaper is the same.

    Nailing It With the Right Primer

    Not sure how much you will need for your home? You can work with a designer, paint store, and/or installer to help you out.



    Apart from the type and size, you also need to consider the primer you need to use. Wallpaper primers are different from paint primers. Understand what you need to do first and follow the instructions.



    To hear more about What is Wallpaper, download and listen to this podcast episode. Be empowered, make the best decisions for your home.





    Contact Paint and Paper



    D'franco Painting & Wallpaper

    paintandpaperquestions@gmail.com



    Got any questions or feedback? Want to be in a future episode? Send us an email! And if you enjoyed this episode on What is Wallpaper, leave us a 5-star rating and review. Tune in again next week for another informative and exciting episode!

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Ken Hannaman ,

Truly Authentic Perspective

Love how David talks Business and Personal topics on this show. If your looking for a place to learn about a personal business and some life perspective that can help you in your business and life, you’ve found an authentic perspective that can help. Keep up the great work David!

hole un rhino ,

Great

Love Erick Cavada

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!

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