A living room filled with furniture and a large window

Project Challenges:

Painting contractor Gil Garcia, a known name in Newport Beach painting circles, opted for two coats each of Dunn-Edwards DECOPRIME® (primer) and DECOGLO® (paint) Interior Cabinet, Door & Trim coatings, which delivered a lacquer-like finish that impressed the homeowner. A seasoned pro, Garcia’s team handled the on-again, off-again nature of the new-home building process by maintaining good communication with other contractors to minimize trade work interference. He also kept in touch with his Dunn-Edwards Rep to ensure he always had adequate supplies on hand.

The homeowner requested a sheen in between eggshell and semi-gloss. With one not available, Garcia successfully solved the problem by mixing a one-to-one ratio of the two sheens.

A living room filled with furniture and a large window

"When we find something good, we continue to use it.”

Garcia has painted locally since the 1980s, and started Gil Garcia Family Painting about 20 years ago. He specializes in luxury properties and has built a rapport with this homeowner through previous work. “My customers recommend me to other people and that’s how I can get more work. We have a good reputation in the community,” Garcia said.

Initially, the pro recommended Dunn-Edwards SUPREMA® Ultra-Premium Interior Paint for the MDF panels, cabinets and trim—a go-to for many of his cabinet projects. However, after consulting with his Rep, he opted for DECOGLO® for its superior scuff and block resistance, and ultra-hard finish.

"If my customers want to pay more for good materials, I will recommend DECOGLO.”

Why Dunn-Edwards?

Garcia has always been impressed by Dunn-Edwards value; offering excellent coatings for the money. But with this project, he used a new product in DECOGLO®. He now suggests it on other luxury properties.

A custom sheen request from the homeowner pushed the comfort zone of both the contractor and his Rep. However, thanks to the product’s superior quality and Garcia’s many years of experience with Dunn-Edwards products, the results exceeded expectations

"I like how it dries fast and hard … it flows really nicely and gives me that lacquer finish”


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