Drip & Splatter Paint Night

Breath, Relax, Sip a Glass of Wine and Throw Paint!
Stuck in a rut, want to try a new experience come to Drip & Splatter Paint Night H
osted by Connecticut Paint @ The
Bios Center. $55 includes a 24×36 canvas, paint, smocks and the insight that you are gonna get a little crazy and a little dirty so be prepared for some fun! BYOB Policy

Get in touch with your inner Pollock! CT Paint owner, Steve Schappert will teach you how to breath, relax and make your own art. Art that is uniquely you!

Jackson Pollock is credited for founding the drip art movement back in the 40’s. Pollocks messy canvas’s now sell for hundreds of millions of dollars and you could be next!

Paint, Canvas and smock are provided, but dress for mess! You are going to be allowed to throw paint!

The 24×36 canvas is stretched over a solid wood professional frame constructed with kiln-dried, beveled stretcher bars, so artists can create wonderful works of art that will last a lifetime.

Tickets are $55 per person with a BYOB policy to keep the night fun and affordable. You can use the paypal link below or bring cash or check

Make a day of it, there are a dozen restaurants in and around Thomaston.

You can sign up below.



Connecticut Painter Opens Real Estate Brokerage for Connecticut Buyer’s Agent (s)

Steve Schappert is a Connecticut painter & home improvement contractor that has now opened a real estate brokerage.

Schappert is now interviewing CT Buyer’s Agents & real estate investment specialists that understand the benefits of being “THE RECOGNIZED EXPERT” in your community. Call Steve Schappert 203-994-3950

We Will Only Hire 1 Agent or Team For Each Town or Market Area. 

Secure your Town Today!

Be “The” Buyer Broker or Buyer Agent

CT buyer agentsWe Believe: The world is more competitive than ever and the idea of conducting business as usual is a sure sign of failure.  Whatever business you are in you need to find Your unique selling proposition.  What is it that you do, that nobody else does?  Focus on that, do it every day and refine your craft.  Becoming an Exclusive Buyer Agent or an Exclusive Buyer Broker will allow you to stand above the crowd, differentiating yourself as an agent that truly puts their client first and believes in doing the very  best.

Legendary Real Estate Trainer Says Take A Stand, & Pick A Side

Mike Ferry released a report in August of 2014 suggesting agents pick one side of the transaction.  “I believe the skill set of an agent who works with buyers is completely different than the skill set of an agent who works on listings. Yes, they both have fundamental skills that all salespeople need … the ability to manage your time, the ability to follow up on leads, the ability to prequalify, the ability to present, etc.”

Ferry went on to state:

“… The skill set of a listing agent and buyer’s agent are different from that point forward, meaning the ability to present in a fashion that causes a buyer or seller to sign a contract. … I (have thought) for years that when an agent gets their license they should have to actually declare, ‘I want to work with buyers’ or ‘I want to work with sellers.’ The majority of agents do not have the total package of skill sets to do both and, in most cases, aren’t willing to learn them because they are so vast and … if they chose one and learned it well and practiced it … they could, then, possibly in the future learn the other one.”

“Sadly, the majority of agents lack the skills to do either job well. Every year hundreds of thousands of licensees fail to close a single deal. In some areas up to 80 percent of new agents fail to renew their license on their first renewal date. In fact, as early as 2001 the National Association of Realtors was reporting that 7 percent of the agents were conducting 93 percent of the business. Even today, the best estimates indicate that 10 percent of the agents are still conducting about 90 percent of the business.” –Bernice Ross, CEO of RealEstateCoach.com, is a national speaker, author and trainer with over 1,000 published articles and two best-selling real estate books.

Call Steve Schappert, The Buyer Broker Right Now For An Interview 203-994-3950

Only The Best Educated Buyer’s Agents :

The company pays  for 90 hours of continuing education for our agents and associate brokers every year because we want the best educated agents representing our clients. Our agents and brokers are required to take 36 hours of continuing education every two years, that is 3 times the state requirements for Realtors.

3 Things That Will Ensure Your Success As A Connecticut Buyer’s Agent:

  1. Commitment to world class client service
  2. Dedication to learning everything you can about the investment side of real estate.
  3. Working for a Brokerage that is committed to making you the premiere buyer’s agent in your market area.

National Brokerage Loses Dual Agency Case in California Supreme Court

Life is simpler and more profitable when you don’t have to worry about court dates wouldn’t you agree?  After the supreme court decision was made, a California law firm had this to say. “This decision could affect the future of big brokerage real estate transactions. Now a real estate transaction in which a big brokerage company represents both sides is ripe with possibility for conflict. Agents in a dual-agent transaction can no longer only consider their client’s interest when selling a house; they must also consider the interests of both the buyer and seller. As a result, big brokerage companies will need to be more cautious before they enter into a dual agent relationship for a particular transaction. Only time will tell, but this could lead to a limitation in sales involving big brokerage firms and/or restructuring of big brokerage houses into smaller firms.” – WSHB LLP.  Buyers Trust Real Estate LLC & Sellers Trust Real Estate LLC are now global leaders of this concept, and you have the opportunity to get in on the ground floor.

Time To Make A Decision,  Hide in the Shadows of  Your Competition or Stand Up and Stand Out in The Marketplace.

Steve Schappert took a stand and he was interviewed by Kiplingers Financial, Woman’s Day Magazine, ABC, NBC Comcast, BBC, Real Estate Investment For Dummies, The New York Times.  Do you or your competition get those calls? Would you like to?  It simply won’t happen by following the same old routine!

Buyers Trust Real Estate & Investment is Now Open in Connecticut.  We are looking for exclusive buyer brokers and exclusive buyer agents around the world that are interested in taking the high road, delivering the best service possible and making more money to support their loved ones.

We will be launching the national relocation division in June of 2017.  If you are interested in participating or opening a Buyer’s Trust office please fill out the form below or

Call Steve Schappert, The Buyer Broker Right Now For An Interview 203-994-3950

Renew Your Entertainment Shelf | Behr Paint

SAVE SPACE WITH A DUAL PURPOSE SHELF In a single afternoon, with a few tools and a trip to the hardware store, you can build this floating shelf that converts to a serving station. Not only is this shelf designed to entertain but with a little paint you can add a pop of color to your room that is sure to be a hit.

Source: Renew Your Entertainment Shelf | Behr Paint

2017 Color Trends and Inspiration for Interior Design | Behr

Color Currents 2017 Each year BEHR presents 20 new limited edition trend colors. We are pleased to annouce the arrival of our 2017 palette, a curated collection of livable, fashion-forward hues segmented into 3 lifestyle collections: Comfortable, Composed and Confident. Each is designed to be inspirational and personal, tailored to help you create a home that fits your style and personality.

Source: Color Trends and Inspiration for Interior Design | Behr

Here Are 10 Critical Characteristics To Demand From Your Connecticut Painting Contractor

& 10 Great Reasons To Hire Connecticut Paint & Thermal Coatings
  1. Honesty:
    Defined as the quality of being honest. synonyms: integrity, uprightness, honorableness, honor, morality, morals, ethics, principles, high principles, righteousness, right-mindedness.  Connecticut Paint understands that building a business is synonymous with building trust and building trust begins with honesty. That is why we say what we are going to do and follow through by doing what we said.
  2. Integrity:
    Defined as the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.  “he is known to be a man of integrity”  synonyms: honesty, probity, rectitude, honor, good character, principle(s),  ethics, morals, righteousness, morality, virtue, decency, fairness, scrupulousness, sincerity, truthfulness, trustworthiness. Life isn’t perfect and neither is painting, there are always variables, and yes Murphy was a painter : ) What makes us different is the dedication to go the extra mile to make things right when something goes wrong.
  3.  Affordable:
    Defined as inexpensive; reasonably priced.  In this market we understand that you have to watch every penny.  We keep our prices very reasonable and Steve Schappert will work with you to point out cost saving
  4.  Quality:
    Defined as a high level of value or excellence by Merriam Webster  Connecticut Paint & Thermal Coatings is devoted to delivering the highest level of value regardless of whether you need our top of the line painting service for your castle or a quick coat of paint on the dog house
  5.  Professional:
    Characterized by or conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession.  2. exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, and generally businesslike manner in the workplace.  Connecticut Paint and Thermal Coatings strives to be the most professional painter in Connecticut.
  6.  Neat:
    Defined as free from dirt and disorder : habitually clean and orderly   synonyms: tidy, orderly, well ordered, in (good) order, shipshape, in apple-pie order, spick and span, uncluttered, straight, trim.  Painting is a dirty job, so we created checklists and employee manuals to guide our staff. We respect your home and do our best to keep it neat and tidy throughout the project.  We employee professional house cleaners that are available for the project our on a continual basis.
  7.  Courteous:
    Defined as polite, respectful, or considerate in manner.  synonyms: polite, well mannered, civil, respectful, well behaved, well bred, well spoken, mannerly.   We all live fast paced lives these days and we can forget to make that extra call because we are running late or to simply say thank you. We believe in the importance of courtesy and treating others the way we would like to be treated.
  8.  Licensed:
    Defined as having an official license. Hiring the right person to work on your most valuable asset is a big responsibility. Aside from the cost of the work and materials, if the job isn’t done well, you could find yourself with more problems than before. Each year, more consumers complain to the Department about home improvement issues than anything else.   Fly-by-night operators tarnish the home improvement market, scamming people out of thousands of dollars each year.  Registration of legitimate home improvement contractors, and encouraging consumers only to work with registered contractors, is helping to put the scammers out of business in Connecticut.  By law, all home improvement contractors and home improvement salespersons doing work in Connecticut must be registered with the Department of Consumer Protection. This includes painters.
  9. Insured for liability and workers compensation:
    a person whose interests are protected by an insurance policy;
    a person who contracts for an insurance policy that indemnifies him against loss of property or life or health etc.  It’s easy to get a liability insurance policy for a few hundred dollars each year, but ask if they carry Workers Comp.  Workers compensation protects the consumer and the employee against injury and financial loss.  If you hire a contractor without workers compensation and someone gets hurt, the home owner could get sued.  Connecticut Paint and Thermal Coatings uses honest to goodness employees, we pay an additional 20% over wages for workers compensation. Unlicensed and uninsured contractors are bad for everyone including themselves. If you want the job done right, don’t hire someone that is cutting corners before they start.
  10.  Home Improvement Guarantee Fund:
    The Department of Consumer Protection maintains the Home Improvement Guaranty Fund.  This pool of money was created and is replenished from annual assessments of registered contractors, and can be used to help satisfy an unpaid judgment to a homeowner. A homeowner may be eligible for up to $15,000 from the Fund if he or she had hired a registered home improvement contractor and the resulting problem meets certain criteria. Connecticut Paint and Thermal Coatings pays into the recovery fund each year making them a smart choice for your Connecticut Painter.


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Steve Schappert has painted over 1000 homes & commercial buildings and worked as a real estate buyer broker for 13 years. As a psychology major in college Steve knows the psychology of the sale, what colors inspire or calm. An expert color consultation is available to all of our clients at no extra charge.

seminarWe Can Help You Sell Your Real Estate

REAL ESTATE: Steve Schappert was one of the most respected buyer brokers in the country, his company, Buyer’s Trust Real Estate was recommended by Woman’s Day Magazine for home buying anywhere in the country. Schappert assisted thousands of home buyers across the country.  Schappert can help you prep your home to maximize profits. Our decorators and homestagers are on call to help make your property look its best. Click on the logo to learn more1 (1)

CONTRACTING:  Schappert has been trusted by banks, Realtors, property management companies and over 1000 homeowners to identify cost effective improvements that help property sell fast and for top dollar.  13 years as a buyer broker gives Schappert a keen sense of what buyers are looking for.  Now Schappert combines his skills and passion of architecture and alternative energy to help you maximize property values.

Call Steve Schappert at 203-994-3950 right now.


Our office was built by world famous clock maker Seth Thomas in 1854. The home was designed by Bridgeport Architect Palliser & Palliser, and is featured in american Victorian Cottage homes. We have begun a green renovation that balances old world craftsmanship with space age technology.Our show room will officially open its doors this spring as the BIOS Center.

Connecticut Paint & Thermal Coatings provides cost effective beauty, durability & energy efficiency for your home, office, investment property, condominium association, commercial / industrial building, campus or municipality. Our office was built by world famous clockmaker Seth Thomas in 1854. The home was designed by Bridgeport Architect Palliser & Palliser, and is featured in “American Victorian Cottage Homes”. We have begun a green painting and renovation that balances old world craftsmanship with space age technology. CT Coatings provides expert carpentry repair, painting, power washing, wall paper, weatherization and insurance repair  services in Connecticut.

LONG TERM SUCCESS isn’t achieved by taking short cuts, the best recipe for success is doing the right thing, I believe you can do well by doing good.  I hire people that think the same way. Our dedication and systematic application of quality standards create a superior customer satisfaction rating and stable employment opportunities for Connecticut painters.

GROWING A GLOBAL NETWORK:  Customer satisfaction is hyper critical to us, because we are creating a model of success that will be replicated. Connecticut Paint & Thermal Coatings is part of a real estate & construction network devoted to sustainability that includes the following divisions and companies developed by Steve Schappert. BIOS Building Technologies, CT Smart HomeConnecticut Paint & Thermal Coatings, Realty Trust Corp, Buyers Trust Real Estate, Sellers Trust Real Estate, Realty Trust Commercial, The Real Estate Appraisal Business, BIOS Property Management,  BIOS Decorating and Home Staging, Solar Ambassador,  and The Green Marketing Company.

Consumer Protection Fact Sheet 1 0f 2

Building Permits Either the homeowner or the contractor may take out whatever building permits are necessary in your town. However, building permits are ultimately the homeowner’s responsibility. Thus, if your contractor tells you that he or she has taken care of the permits but has failed to do this, you are still responsible. Verify with your local building official that all permits are in place.

Waiver of Lien Rights Any subcontractor or supplier hired by your contractor may file a lien in court against your property if the contractor fails to pay him or her. So if you have a $10,000 job and have paid the contractor the full amount but he fails to pay the individual suppliers or subcontractors who worked on your home, the subcontractors or suppliers may fi le a lien against your property. You, the homeowner, must then appear and defend yourself against the claim! To avoid such situations, you may want to have each supplier and subcontractor sign a waiver of lien rights against your property. You may want to discuss this with your attorney.

Certificate of Completion Do not sign a certificate of completion or make your final payment until you are sure that everything in the contract is done. Be sure all suppliers and subcontractors have been paid; the work has been finished to your satisfaction, and is approved by your local building official, if applicable.

Guarantees and Warranties Workmanship warranties are usually good only if in writing, and the writing is only as good as the contractor behind it. Be sure to check for written warranties on materials (e.g., new windows), and be sure you keep them in a safe place.

What to Do if You Have a Complaint Write to the Department of Consumer Protection Complaint Center, 165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106. Your complaint will be reviewed to determine whether the agency can help. You may also wish to consult with your attorney. Small Claims Court is another option for claims under $5,000.

The Home Improvement Guaranty Fund State law requires all home improvement contractors and sales people to contribute annually to a Home Improvement Guaranty Fund, maintained by the Department of Consumer Protection to reimburse homeowners meeting certain conditions. Please see our Fact Sheet on The Guaranty Fund for more information.

You may view it or print it from our website at www.ct.gov/dcp. State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection 165 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT 06106 Home Improvement Unit: (860) 713-61  Information Via State of Connecticut Consumer Protection

How to Paint Interiors: Intro [1/12] – Connecticut

Step 1

Choose the BEHR product that is right for your needs. BEHR PREMIUM PLUS ULTRA is a high performance paint and primer in one that hides in fewer coats and delivers ultimate durability.

BEHR PREMIUM PLUS Interior self-priming paint provides exceptional durability and hide, is zero VOC and provides basic primer performance.

Step 2

You may also need to choose a BEHR Interior Primer that will deliver added adhesion, help smooth out rough surfaces and seals porous surfaces.

Connecticut Paint & Thermal Coating is located at 147 Elm Street Thomaston, CT 06787

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