In the second feature in our new series, Spotlight On Local Paint Dealers, we visit Scot Sweeney of Able Paint. Able Paint is located in the breathtaking and oft-visited city of Burlington, Vermont. Operated for over 20 years, it is a family owned and operated business that focuses on personalized customer service. This means that when you visit Able Paint to purchase California Paints, you will be met with outstanding care and expert knowledge.
Name: Scot Sweeney
Position: "The General" (Scot is the man in the white suit!)
Hometown: Born and raised in Burlington, Vermont
Favorite Food: Shepherd's Pie
- What makes Able Paint unique?
Nobody makes commissions here. We are all down to earth, customer service orientated, knowledgeable. We build personal relationships, keep things fun yet professional. We follow up and stand behind what we do.
- What is your favorite thing to help customers out with?
My favorite thing to help customers out with is how to prep the application if the homeowner is painting themself. The finished look and product is all about the prep!
- What is your favorite California Paint color?
- Which colors do you tend to shy away from using in home, and why?
Deep reds, regardless of the paint manufacturer, are the worst colors when it comes to covering of the existing paint on the wall.
- Which colors do you feel most inspired by?
I get inspired by all the colors in the spectrum at different times and in different places, especially if the accent colors are the right fit.
- What are some quick, affordable, and easy ways to transform a bedroom?
Paint, flooring, mirrors, and windows...which we do all of.
- What are your favorite things about the city of Burlington?
Burlington is so great because of the diverse yet tight community, the downtown area, the appreciation of locally owned businesses, Lake Champlain, and the waterfront.
- What is your favorite home improvement job?
My favorite home improvement job personally would have to be one I have not done yet... building a Murphy bed! I've always wanted to do that!
- If your friend was to spend 12 hours in Burlington, what are some places you would just have to bring him/her to?
I'd bring them to Church Street for 3 hours, have lunch outside at the Tavern, then head down to the waterfront and check out the Echo Center for a few hours. Walk over to Breakwaters for a drink and some live music. Bring them up to ArtsRiot, depending on what's going on that evening, bring them to check out the Ethan Allen Tower acros the street from my house or to Half Lounge for some stand up comedy. Then, well, our 12 hours would be up and I'd either give them directions to get on their way or drop them off at the airport!
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