The Paint and Paper Podcast
By David Cook, owner of DFranco Finishes
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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.
||CleanBecoming 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,||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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,||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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? Workmans comp?||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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 haev heard happy wife happy life. This episode is with Tommy Breedlove. He has, is,||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPainting 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.dfrancofinishes.com - Send us an email to see how we can hel pyou love the ...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThinking of a Large Canvas Mural?||Take a listen and see how we installed a large canvas mural for a client! 10ft by 60 ft is not a one-man job, you can see how we did it. - The mural was painted by Robert Bucknell- see more of his amazing work! - Here are the videos we did...||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Much Does It Cost to Paint a Room?||I am sure you have been asking - How much does it cost to paint a room? if you have a 12x10 x8 room you can expect about 387 to paint it with all materials. This does not include ceilings or trim- you can listen an hear those costs as well as what we.||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Much Does It Cost to Remove Wallpaper?||So..How much DOES it cost to remove wallaper? The short answert is we charge .95 per square foot to remove wallppaer from your walls, an average 12x10 x8 room will run about 334.40. - There are always things that may cause more cost-damage to walls,||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProtecting Your Home With Aaron walker||Is your home Protected? Today is episode 019, We have Aaron Walker from ISI- Protecting your home and family. We are not talking about alarms, security, police, or survelance. Listen to Aaron's facts on our children, cell phones,||6/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWater Damage to Cabinets – It Will Happen||Water Damaged Cabinets- it will happen if you have wood cabinets. That is not a typo- if you have wooden cabinets, you can expect there will be damage to them -especially with water. Listen to a short Solo eposide today about this problem,||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere to Go for Paint and Wallpaper in the Chicago Area||Do you live in the Chicago Area? If so, today's podcast is epcially for you if you need to know Where to go for paint and wallpaper in the Chicago Area! Welcome back- Episode 017! We have Elliot Greenberg, the Owner, CEO,||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConsidering Digital Graphics for Your Home or Office?||Are you considering digital graphics for your home or office? Maybe self stick lettering for a wall in your home or office? Then listen to today's podcast- episode 016, with Simon from Image 360 in South Elgin, IL -||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat to Look for Before Painting the Outside of Your House||Do you know what to look for before painting the outside of your house? If you are like I was 15 years ago- then the answer is no. That is OK! We are here to help you. We do not do a ton of exteriors-usually we cannot compete with high production exte..||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEncourage, Support, and Speaking into Your Children with Alex Kendrick||Do you know how to Encourage, Support and Speak into your Children? Alex Kendrick sure does! Welcome to Episode 014! If you are married, want to have kids, already have kids like Daphne and I do or you know anyone who has kids- today is a must listen...||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLike Arrows Movie interview with Bob Lupine from Family Life Radio||Are you a movie fan? How about a fan of Family Life? Today we talk about Like Arrows movie with Bob Lupine from Family life radio in Little Rock, AR. This is family week on podcast. Our family loves movies. We disuss a new movie, Like Arrows.||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeck cleaning, Pressure wash and Deck Finishes with Nick Slavik||Are you ready for Deck cleaning? Do you have a deck that needs power washing? Are you sure what you should be using on your deck for the best protection? I struggle with these questions and issues as well. - Welcome Nick Slavik!!||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to find a painter near you||Welcome to Episode 011! Find a painter (near you) with the find a painter program from the PDCA. Do you know what the PDCA is? It stands for the Paint and Decorating Contractors Association. Dedicated to educating Painters, Artisans,||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat to ask when having wallpaper installed in your home||Episode 010-What should you ask when having wallpaper installed in your home? What resources are you using to find an installer? How to Make sure you select the right wallcovering for your home. We interview Greg Luxe from MDC wallcovering today!||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat to look for in a contractor with Tom Reber!||What should you look for when you hire a contractor for your home! Tom is a former Marine, a contractor and a business coach for other contractors. What are you asking? What are you being asked? Listen to some great insight from Tom Reber of The con...||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to hire a contractor for your home part1||Welcome to Episode 008 How to hire a contractor for your home! Today I have a special guest - my wife Daphne Cook!! As I was preparing this topic - I knew I needed another perspective-who better than my wife to share the trials of hiring help.||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean“I can only Imagine” movie interview with CO executive producer Joshua Walsh||Welcome to a special end of week episode of the Paint and Paper podcast (007) where we get to talk to Joshua Walsh! He is the Co-Executive Producer of the new Erwin brothers Movie - "I Can Only Imagine"||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTop 5 Home Improvements for selling your home||Welcome to Episode 006 - The Top 5 home improvements for selling your home! If you are in the market to sell your home or looking to just make some minor improvements in your home - Today is your day to listen!||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOnline Wallpaper buying with Gary and Kathy Leland Part 2||Welcome back to our interview with Gary and Kathy Leland. Continuing on the online wallpaper buying with Gary and Kathy part 2 from Lelands wallpaper store. So, a customer is looking to make an online purchase. Aside from calling you,||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGary and Kathy Leland of Leland’s Wallaper – Online Wallpaper Store and Decorating Trends||Gary and Kathy Leland of Leland's Wallpaper - Online wallpaper store and decorating trends (episode 004 show notes) In today’s episode, we are joined with Gary and Kathy Leland, from Leland’s Wallpaper in Arlington, Texas. Gary and Kathy have one of||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Much Does It Cost to Install Wallpaper? 002||How much does it cost to install wallpaper? In this episode, David answers one of the popular concerns among homeowners with four basic questions and with his experience in the field. "There are a lot of different variations and a lot of different thi..||2/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is Wallpaper? 001||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!||2/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing the Paint and Paper Podcast 000||Welcome to the Paint and Paper Podcast with your host David Cook! This show is your virtual guide that seeks to empower you with tips and insights to help you make the right decisions for your home decorating projects.||2/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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.
Interesting & Informative!
The Paint and Paper podcast was everything I expected and more! Dave gives honest and insightful recommendations! I’m already learning all about wallpapering and other finishes! Highly recommend this podcast to both homeowners looking to gain a little more insight on the process and things to watch out for, as well as contractors who are looking to learn new skills!
David Cook does a great job explaining everything we need to know about wallpaper.