Journal of Light Construction

JLC May 2015: Painting Sequence for Interior Rooms

JLC May 2015: Painting Sequence for Interior Rooms

Shared with the publisher’s permission, as seen in the May 2015 Journal of Light Construction Painting Sequence for Room Interiors By Scott Burt  Q: Is there a proper sequence for painting room interiors? I always paint ceilings first, but after that, do you do walls before trim or vice versa? And why? A: Scott Burt, owner […]

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Paint Brushes : Selection and Maintenance

Journal of Light Construction / March 2015 Pro Tips on Paint Brushes… Chances are, at some point in your career, you’ll have to do the paint work on one of your jobs. It could be that you won’t be able to find a pro who has time for your job, or maybe you’ll be over budget and have […]

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The Best Way to Finish an Exterior Wooden Door

The Best Way to Finish an Exterior Wooden Door

Journal of Light Construction / Sept. 2014 Q What is the best way to finish an exterior wooden door? A Scott Burt, owner of Topcoat Finishes, a high-end residential paint company in Jericho, Vt., responds: From a finishing standpoint, exterior doors rank right up there with decks as the most complicated surfaces to protect and […]

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Matching Old and New Cabinet Finishes

Matching Old and New Cabinet Finishes

“Scott Burt Responds to a Reader Question on Cabinet Finishes in JLC”   Always on the lookout for new ways to reach a larger audience and educate in his areas of expertise, Scott responds to a reader question in the Journal of Light Construction magazine from the August 2012 issue. The question is about matching […]

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Getting Oil Results with Waterborne Paints

Getting Oil Results with Waterborne Paints

A Feature Article in Journal of Light Construction magazine In 2012, Scott wrote a feature article for JLC magazine. As a reader of the magazine for over two decades, it was a profound honor for Scott to be published in this esteemed Hanley Wood Publication. The article is about the new generation of waterborne paints […]

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