Entries by Holley Nilson

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Beautiful Antique Look of Limewash Updates Richmond Home

Did you ever what to change the look of your red brick? Many people choose to paint their brick, but there is another option — Limewash. What is Limewash you may ask? It originated in Europe and been in existence for thousands of years. We used Romabio on our project, which is similar to a stain and is absorbed by the brick. Paint, on the other hand, adheres to the top of the brick. The result is a beautiful antique look…

Employee Spotlight – Jeff Ragland

21 years and counting; Jeff Ragland has been a H.J. Holtz and Son paper hanger and decorative artist. A Richmond native and Douglas Freeman graduate, becoming a paper hanger and decorative artist was not on his radar at the time. While attending J. Sargeant Reynolds his roommate, who worked for H.J. Holtz and Son at the time, suggested he apply for a job. Obviously, Jeff took him up on his suggestion…

Wallpaper or Paint? Designers Weigh In

Should I wallpaper or paint that bathroom? I want to change the look of my entry. Would it be better to wallpaper or paint? These are the questions we are asked by customers, time and time again. Rick Holtz, of H.J. Holtz and Son often recommends wallpaper for 3 reasons…

Catching Up With Kenny

I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Kenny Ebright recently. In November he will have been with our company for 22 years! I wanted to hear what he had to say about his time here at H.J. Holtz & Son.   Kenny was born in Allentown, PA but moved to Richmond when […]

European Wallpaper Trends – What We Learned from 4 of England’s Wallpaper Innovators

Our craftsmen Jeff Ragland and Shane Legano recently attended The Wallcovering Installers Association’s first international workshop. The event took place in May in the United Kingdom. They were able to experience the amazing historical sites and attractions of London and Oxford while witnessing firsthand how some great and innovative wallcovering products are made and applied. The tours […]