Links and Recommendations
On this page you’ll find links to our favorite paint and tool suppliers and painting information sites. You’ll also find some links to friends and a few other site we find interesting even though they’re not strictly paint related. If you have a site that you think may be of interest to our visitors please forward a description to steve(at)new-life-painting.com.
Frazee Paint– One of Southern California’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of paint and coatings. Architectural, commercial, industrial, and government specification. Full line of spray equipment and painting tools. Wallcovering and supplies.
Dunn-Edwards– Another great supplier of paint and equipment in Southern California. Their site has lots of great features including a color picker to help you see what colors will work together for your home, information to help choose the best product for the job, and some basic tips for the do-it-yourselfer.
Faux Like a Pro– A great how to site full of examples and instructions. Full line of top quality materials and tools available directly from the website. This is THE place to go on the internet for all your faux finish needs.
Royal Design Studios– Melanie Royal is one of the premier stencilists in the country and has developed many of her own stencils and techniques, including some specifically designed for Modern Masters and their products. Here you can purchase hundreds of stencils designed by Melanie and others as well as brushes, paints, instructional books and DVDs, and just about anything else you need to start stenciling.
TCPGlobal– Your 1-stop shop for airbrush and spray supplies, tools, paints, and instructional materials.
Decorators & Contractors
A One Stop Shop for all your remodel & fix-it needs.
Contractors are carefully screened. Free service for
Interiors By Faith– Whether you plan on doing it yourself or need full design and contracting services, Faith Paulus of Interiors by Faith can help. Faith Ann has an eye for color and space that’s hard to match. Let her help with your next project or remodel, you won’t be disappointed.
SoCal Creative Woodworks– One of the best custom cabinet shops in San Diego county, SoCal Woodworks can handle anything from a single entertainment center to a house full of cabinets. Jeff Braxmeyer will meet with you personally to help design your cabinets to fit your specific needs. We have done much of their finish work and you can see some examples on our Previous Projects page. You may contact Jeff directly at 760-744-4137 or 619-807-6104.
Koffler Sales-Stair Treads– Choose from an extensive assortment of stair treads in various materials to suit your different needs.
California State Licensing Board– Governs all activity in the state that requires licensing, including all phases of construction. You can check to see if your contractor is licensed, and whether or not any complaints have been filed. Find out exactly what type of work requires a licensed contractor and what does not. Study the complaint process, file a complaint.
Better Business Bureau–
The premiere business rating service. Be sure to visit the Better Business Bureau website for the most recent ratings on any local business.
Favorite sites and products that are not necessarily paint related, but we like and recommend anyway.
Thebest protection you can find for your cell phone, laptop,
ipod, or other electronic items. A clear, military grade
covering that still allows full use of buttons and touch
screens, yet is impervious to scratches, solvents, and
general daily life. (Not water proof.)
Residential phone service for just $14.95. Unlimited calling to US &
Canada. Pennies per minute to Europe, Japan, Australia, and
more. Voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, call forwarding, access voicemail via internet or have it sent to e-mail. More features than you can imagine for just $14.95! Phone Power is one of the top rated phone services in the US as rated by actual customers on BroadbandReports.com. Business plans also available.
Z.buds by ZAGG
Winner of the 2009 CES Design and Engineering Showcase
Award. These are our favorite noise cancelling headphones.
Available with or without microphone for use with your cell
phone or ipod. They include a strong woven nylon jacket
around all wiring for extra strength and durability, extra
sliders for cord management- keep earbuds where you want
them even when their not in your ear, and a tight locking
plug that won’t come loose. Plus sound quality that can’t be
had for twice the price.
Vintage VW Restoration– Located in Vista, CA, Jimmy Braxmeyer’s Vintage VW Restorations is on of the premiere paint and body shops in Southern California. Their work has been featured in VW magazines nationwide. They’ve been known to work on the occasional ‘Vette, MG, or American sedan too, so if your car needs help, bring it to the best.
San Diego Coastal Homestays– SDCH has been around since 1989 helping to make the world a little smaller place, one family at a time. A unique blend of homestays and tours of Europe, Australia, and the Southwestern United States.