RPC NEWS

Oct
22

REED PAINTING COMPANY OFFERS RECYCLED PAINT DRIVE TO AREA RESIDENTS

Twice a year Seattle painting contractor, Reed Painting Company, offers a recycled paint program to area residents.  The drives are typically held in the Spring and Fall, giving homeowners an opportunity to recycle their used paint instead of dumping in a landfill.  The latex paint is then sorted, filtered, and repurposed by donating to area non-profit organizations such as schools and churches.  In the past the paint has also been donated to the Sheriff’s Department for graffiti removal and to artist for mural paintings.

The Spring drive received nearly 600 gallons of paint and created $3,000 in savings to customers by eliminating disposal fees.  This program is one way that Reed Painting Company hopes to contribute to environmental conservation.

The Fall paint was held October 15-22, 2011.  For more information on the Spring 2012 drive please contact Tammy Sheridan at tammy@reedpaint.com or (206) 965-0504.

Sep
1

REED PAINTING VISIT LOCAL LANDMARK FOR THE DAY

As many of you know, one of the odder tourist attractions here in Seattle is the Market Theatre Gum Wall.  This rather lengthy portion of wall is located in Post Alley under Pike Market.  The tradition began in 1993 when patrons of the theatre decided to appease their boredom in line by sticking chewed gm on the wall, followed by coins.  It didn’t take long before that wall, as well as the opposing wall, was covered.  Pike Place Market asked RPC to come down and remove gum off of the opposing wall.  Don’t worry – we didn’t touch the landmark wall!  Two of our solid-stomached painters spent the afternoon power washing the gum wall, complete with the lingering smell of fish from the Market and Spearmint.  The job quickly became a tourist attraction as a few dozen spectators lingered to watch the show!

Aug
20

KING 5 NEWS VISITS REED PAINTING COMPANY!

In a downed economy Reed Painting is not only staying in the game, we’re actually growing!  Thanks to our loyal customers and a number of referrals, we’ve needed to add a few members to keep up with our growing work load.  It seemed the most efficient way to find quality prospective employees was to hold a Job Fair on August 20th.  The Fair provided an opportunity for painters of all skill level, from apprentice to professional, to meet with Reed Painting owner Randy Reed, as well as other RPC staff, and demonstrate their skills.  King 5 News thought it air worthy and joined us at the shop to film the skill assessment tests in progress.  The applicants performed an array of tasks such as winding an extension cord, carrying 5 gallon buckets, ladder raises and painting.  King 5 then aired the segment on the evening news.  Thanks to the Fair, as well as a number of skilled painters that applied after the segment aired, we were able to hire three skilled employees.  Reed Painting prides itself on providing quality work and professional service, which would not be possible without the excellent training program offered by owner, Randy Reed.

Jun
15

Link: KING Five News! Seattle!

RPC on TV!

May
1

REED PAINTING COMPANY DONATES PAINT FOR LOCAL MURAL

In April two local artist, Siolo Thompson and Maggie Schneider, dedicated their time and artistic talent to the Wallingford community.  What once was a drab business exterior is now the “Wallingford Robot” mural.  Reed Painting Company operates a recycled paint program which encourages area residents and businesses to donate their unused paint, which is then recycled, donated and reused – and because of the success of this program we were able to donate five gallons for the Wallingford mural.

The “Robot” can be viewed on the side wall of Bottleworks, which is located at 1710 N. 45th Street.

The lackluster wall before the mural…

…and after!

Apr
28

9 YEAR OLD HAILEY VISITS REED PAINTING FOR A DAY

Its 6:30 in the morning as Hailey eagerly jumps in the car and begins the 45 minute commute to work.  Yes, that’s right—work. This day is quite different than every other day in the life of a 9 year old; thanks to the National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Hailey gets to join a parent at work, gaining valuable exposure to career options and in the process build self-confidence.  She had the choice to join mom in an office setting but opted for a more active pursuit and joined dad instead.  Kris, a crew leader with Reed Painting Company, welcomed the opportunity to show his daughter a day in the life of a painter.

Hailey looked the part in Carhartt bibs and RPC work shirt as she walked into the shop—she came ready to work!  The day started with an introduction to owner Randy Reed, complete with professional hand shake, and then the work begins.  First there is a quick look over the job board, a bit of painting in the shop and then it’s off to the job sites.  The first stops of the day were to residential projects, where Hailey was able to meet homeowners and get a tour of all the jobs in progress.  Nexton the list is the Seattle Art Museum.  It was there that Kris taught his daughter how to prepare a room: lay a drop cloth, mask the walls and trim, and sand areas in need prior to painting.  Hailey worked hard all morning and the reward for a job well done was lunch at the Rusty Pelican Café.  After a few more hours of work our friends at the Museum surprised Hailey with a private tour and even let her get a “behind the scenes” look at the inner workings of the museum and the Nick Cave Exhibit.  It certainly was a nice way to end the work day!

Hailey noted in a paper she wrote for her class project, “…over all I had a good day at work and I learned a lot.”

For more information on this educational program please visit the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation Website at
www.daughtersandsonstowork.org.

 

Apr
18

This past Sunday RPC and Second Use put on an event centered around a paint collection drive and painting workshop for homeowners.  The workshop covered the basics of painting for a home owner/DIY painter. 

RPC’s “Green Reed/Green Man Paint Recycling” programs and Second Use collected over 1500 gals of paint for recycling.  That’s a lot of paint, enough to paint the Space Needle, seriously! Check out this link on painting the Space Needle.  The Greenman loves the names of the Space Needle paint colors “Orbital Olive, Halo Reentry Red, Astronaut White, Galaxy Gold”.  http://www.vintageseattle.org/2008/12/05/erecting-the-needle-pt-4/

 

Second Use:  http://www.seconduse.com/

Mar
7

FREE Green Man recycled paint!  We will give you up to five gallons of each color. This comunity service program is founded by Seattle based, Reed Painting Co. Please contact us for more info.         

Mar
7

Link: Paint Recycling Video

Feb
9

Seattle Painting Company Paint Drive