My painting career began as an apprentice during my freshman year in high school at Traverse City St. Francis.
I worked under a Master Painter through my high school years and when I went off to college I created my own painting company to pay for my education. After graduating from Central Michigan University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Business Administration, I spent five years working for a large corporation as an account executive. In the year 2000 my brother Scott and I formed Brady Specialty Coatings, a company that focused on refinishing bathtubs, kitchen countertops and kitchen cabinets with acrylic urethane coatings. Through my experience with Brady Specialty Coatings I gained a tremendous amount of expertise working with all different types of coatings. I also developed professional skills with spraying applications. The painting experience that I had gained through high school and college provided a foundation upon which Dan Brady Painting & Wood Restoration was born. We not only had the ability to refinish kitchens and baths but we could also handle all of our clients' painting needs. Dan Brady Painting & Wood Restoration formed in 2002. Since that day we have been focusing all of my efforts on meeting the demands of our residential and commercial clients throughout the Grand Traverse Region.
We employ four full-time painters.
During the summer months we expand our crew to meet our heavy workload. Each of our team members is a professional painter who takes pride in the finished product.
Exterior Painting / Staining
During spring, summer and fall we focus on exterior painting. We have the equipment and know-how to handle the most challenging exterior job.
As with exterior painting we have the equipment and know-how to handle both residential repaints and new construction interior painting projects.
Is your wood deck or house siding looking dirty and grey? Dan Brady Painting and Wood Restoration has the cleaners and powerwashing capabilities to make that old dark and dingy wood look new again.
Is your deck looking aged? Let us make it look brand new.
No need to contact a drywall contractor to fix an accident. With Dan Brady Painting and Wood Restoration we can fix the problem before we paint.
Our Process (Interior)
Caulk all trim and fill nail holes with painter's putty
Prime ceilings, walls and trim
Pole sand all walls
Spray trim with a HVLP sprayer to achieve a factory finish
Spray doors with a HVLP sprayer to achieve a factory finish
Cut and roll walls
Tidy up customer property
Our Process (Exterior)
Remove mildew or mold, if present, with a water and bleach mixture
Pressure wash exterior to remove oxidation on siding from the sun and prepare surface for coating
Remove any failing caulk and replace with new. If house has never been caulked we apply caulk in all recommended exterior seams
Mask windows and all other objects that will not be coated
Spray and back brush the exterior siding of house
Cut in trim with brush
Remove all masking and tidy up customer property. We take great pride in leaving our client's property just the way we found it.
When is it time to paint my exterior?
If you are experiencing any of the following conditions it is time to call Dan Brady Painting and Wood Restoration for an estimate. Fading paint, chalky siding, mildew and peeling paint can all lead to a less than desirable curb appeal for your home. If you are experiencing any of these issues it is time to give us a call. Rest assured you will find that we have the capabilities to take care of any of your painting/staining needs. We are looking forward to putting our high quality craftsmanship to work for you.
Over time and exposure to the elements, all paint will fade. Sides of houses that are exposed to sunlight, wind and rain will fade faster than the sides of houses that are in the shade. To address this problem, Dan Brady Painting and Wood restoration uses only the highest quality paints and stains. Although all brands will fade over time when exposed to direct sunlight, the less expensive paints and stains will fade much faster than the high quality products that we use.
As paint breaks down, the pigment "chalks" or separates from the paints binder. Excessive chalking can lead to colors fading, paint erosion and stains. Cheap paint, poor surface preparation and exposure to harsh elements are often the culprits. To address this problem, Dan Brady Painting and Wood Restoration cleans and pressure washes the house prior to applying the coating. Pressure washing removes the chalky residue and gives the coating a stable surface to adhere to.
Causes of mildew vary. Neighboring homes with mildew problems can act as a breeding ground, spreading the fungus to your house. Shrubbery to close to your home provides an attractive place for mildew to grow on your siding. Leaks around your roof, chimney, windows and doors can trap water behind your siding causing mildew to form when the moisture is escaping through the siding. To address this problem, Dan Brady Painting and Wood Restoration kills the mildew with a bleach and water mixture prior to the coating application.
Peeling & Cracking Paint
All woods expand and contract, often causing brittle paint to crack and peel. To address this problem Dan Brady Painting and Wood Restoration removes any brittle or cracked paint prior to painting the house. Then we apply 100% acrylic latex coating that is able to expand and contract with changing temperatures so the coating won't crack or peel.
Dan Brady Painting and Wood Restoration uses all the latest equipment in their prepping and application techniques. Dan stays on the cutting edge of all new equipment by attending the national trade shows.
Education and New Technology
To make sure their customers get the best job possible Dan Brady Painting and Wood Restoration attends regional and national painting conventions. These conventions keep us on the cutting edge of both prepping and application techniques.
At Dan Brady Painting and Wood Restoration we specialize in interior and exterior repainting, restoring decks and wood siding and drywall repair. We are proud of the the quality of our craftsmanship and are committed to superb customer service.