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Gary and Ron were great. I called up looking for an Ariens snowblower, and needed it that day before we were expected to receive significant snowfall in New York. I was able to pay over the phone and my new snowblower was delivered to my house in a few hours. The delivery driver’s were also great, however I can not remember their names. They showed me all of the features of the snowblower, and had it up and running for me, ready to go for the storm. This was my first purchase at Brinkmann’s, but you have earned a customer for life. Thanks again!

Tom V
Sayville

VERY IMPRESSED ! I am a frugal educated shopper and after going to several big box stores and other Brinkmann hardware stores looking for help deciding between 2 high priced snow blower models I was blown away by the patience and courtesy extended to me after I asked one complex technical question after another. I was particularly impressed with Chris’ knowledge and professionalism. In today’s world of mediocre employees it was a pleasure dealing with exceptional ones, thank you. I left confident I chose the right model and the right hardware store.

Michael
Blue Point

Always surprised at how much they have here. Like most, I usually travel to Home Depot or Lowe’s for my major home improvement projects. However, I’ve found that more often than not I can find many of the supplies I need right here in town and at a fair price. I actually purchased a great snowblower here a couple of years ago which has served me well. The staff is helpful, so I can get in, get what I need and get back to my project in minutes instead of hours. Oh yeah, Benjamin Moore paints. I’m a regular, I would recommend you give it a try.

Scott
Sayville

On the phone they were professional. Not pushy about the extended warranty. Delivered promptly and explained snow blower without rushing. Thank you!

Chris
Blue Point

The salesman was extremely helpful. Snowblower was delivered next day and that person also went over how to use it. Excellent customer service.

Barbara
Blue Point

In need of a new snow blower of better quality than the one i now own i decided to shop on the internet and found the product i was looking for was carried locally at the Miller Place Brinkmann’s, I stopped by on Monday and was pleasantly surprised that they had all the available modelsi was considering on display . I was assisted by Dave D. who answered all my questions and concerns and advised me that if i was interested i could have the blower set up and delivered that afternoon at no extra charge. No pressure, no stress and best of all the delivery was made on time and as promised. I should also note that the delivery man Quinton was able to navigate his truck up a difficult driveway and did a walk thru of the blowers features. Very professional! In all, a pleasant experience with two outstanding employeesThus 5 Stars. I hope to be as fortunate with the snow blower when the time comes—–

Mike L
Miller Place

 

how TO PREPARE A ROOM FOR PAINTING

 

Painting a room is one home improvement people often do on their own. You don’t necessarily need a professional, but inadequate paint prep will show, and it will not go away. That’s why you must follow a few simple steps before adding the final coat of paint.

 

List of Tools Needed

Before you do anything, gather the tools you’ll need for the job. There’s more to it than stroking the brush and adding color to the wall. For example, drywall may need to be smoothed out, and some surfaces may need to be sanded. The necessary tools are as follows:

  • Painter’s toolpainting tools
  • 5-in-1 tool
  • Drop cloth or plastic
  • Sponge
  • TSP
  • Masking tape
  • Bucket
  • Spackling compound
  • Drywall joint compound
  • Caulking gun
  • Rags
  • Sandpaper
  • Sanding sponge
  • Primer

 

Clear the Room

The area should be clear of obstacles. Removal of all furniture and upholstery keeps it out of the way and protected from splattering. If an item is too heavy or big, move it to the center of the room and away from walls. Also, cover it with cloth or plastic so it stays clean.

 

Remove Light Switches and Electrical Outlet Panels

These can be challenging to work around, and hard not to ruin while working. Therefore, remove all the switches and outlet panels using a multi-tool device. This does not take long and is something you’ll be glad that you did.

 

Protect Your Floors

Professional drop cloths are best, but you could also use newspaper or plastic sheeting. However, plastic tears and shifts more easily. The best options include heavy canvas drop cloths, while butyl-backed ones prevent spilled paint from soaking through, further protecting hardwood and carpet. Both prevent paint from being tracked through the house.

 

Clean the Walls

Cleaning is an important step while surfaces are being prepped. Proceed with water mixed with mild detergent and remove stains and smudges with something like trisodium phosphate and bleach. This mixture can remove mildew as well. Remember to be thorough and allow the walls to dry before proceeding to the next steps.

 

Patch Work and Sanding

Remove any nails that may be in the walls, and then cover up any hole or imperfection with a drywall compound or spackling product. You can use a spackling tool to fill holes and spaces or even use your fingers. Next, sand the entire wall so there’s no unevenness in the final coat.

 

Caulk

Run the caulking tool along any gaps between the wall and window/door casings or baseboards. An acrylic latex caulking compound will do. Apply masking tape to wall moldings, door and window borders, and areas you don’t want to be ruined.

 

Prime

paint cans and rollers

The proper finishes will ensure the walls are ready to be painted. Unless a low gloss, water-based product is already present, use a primer to ensure the best results. Apply it with a brush, dipping it in a bucket full of primer as if it were a painting compound. It should be the same color as the paint you are about to use.

 

Adequate preparation can reduce the number of times you need to apply coatings and will ensure the finishes of your walls look professional.