Laura Strickler admits that she enjoys being a do-it-yourselfer.
“I’m confident in my own decorating skills, and I like to paint,” she says. “But I knew I couldn’t do all this.”
“All this” refers to the improvements Strickler wanted to complete before April 26, 2022, when her house will be open to the public during Garden Club of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week.
Strickler says her needs were varied: a refresh on interior walls, repainted kitchen cabinets, and a full exterior paint job – plus accumulated carpentry fixes. Because she had worked with H.J. Holtz & Son on a smaller job years ago, she felt comfortable calling the company again.
15-year veteran painter and foreman, Gary Benton, prefers to manage exterior painting projects. He’s overcome just about every exterior painting challenge.
This Italianate home with stucco exterior was ready for a fresh new look after years of the pink color that made it unique in the neighborhood.
Curb appeal is something many people only think about when getting ready to sell. Why wait? Small exterior improvements can make a big impact.
Homeowners seeking a whole different look for their house’s exterior need only reach to the past for inspiration. Used throughout history – even by the ancient Egyptians – limewash is an eco-friendly and protective coating that can cover imperfections or simply give new brick “Old World” charm.
Watch our video and see how we do it!
Residents of the recently renovated Hudson Lofts building enjoy exposed historic brick walls and wood beams along with expansive windows. And beautiful painted elements executed by H.J. Holtz & Son. A former tobacco warehouse, the Hudson is located on Richmond’s South Side, in the rapidly evolving Manchester neighborhood. Working with a design firm that conceptualized the graphics and paint scheme, Acorn Sign Graphics turned to Holtz to bring the plan to life.