Drawing on more than 20 years of experience in the fine arts, co-owners, operators, and artists Chriss W. Hardy and Christopher Hardy are the beating heart of The Painted Room. Together—and with a team of highly specialized painters—the two execute a multitude of projects, ranging from specialty faux finishes to murals of Abraham Lincoln sporting the flat-top 'fro he kept hidden under his stovepipe hat. At their studio, the artists teach oil-painting classes suited for beginners, creating a casual environment where students learn to wield oil paints while sipping on brought-along bottles of wine.
Hood’s Handyman Service performs repairs and home maintenance services for just about anything that falls between the ceiling and the floor. The skilled workers can tweak leaky faucets, repair cabinets, and make old drywall look new, returning homes to a state of newness that will help provide comfort, impress guests, and bolster resale value.
A Pair of Painters’ crews work to put homeowners at ease; each client receives a rundown of painting procedures, and mats protect carpets from drips. Wielding rollers to fill in large spaces and brushes to cloak corners and paint over speed limits for Hot Wheels, the workers quickly cover indoor and outdoor walls.
The polishing professionals at Prestige Cleaners will smooth the scuffs and scratches out of your foot coverings with an intense round of buffing. This Groupon is good for four separate shine sessions, so you can clean four different pairs of shoes or bring in your favorite pair of Neolithic sandals four consecutive times in a vain attempt to restore the mastodon leather's original characteristics. Depending on the shoes, Prestige Cleaners will either use a machine for precise buffing, or do the job by hand—an old-timey but tried-and-true approach. Voted the best cleaners in Knoxville by Metro Pulse readers, Prestige Cleaners can be trusted with everything from muddy work boots to elegant wingtips in need of some extra gloss.
The Mosquito Authority responds to summer scourges of biting pests with its kid- and pet-safe mosquito spray systems. Barrier spray service eliminates mosquitoes with an EPA-approved solution—specialized enough to not repel beneficial bees or butterflies—that technicians apply to trees, shrubs, and foliage around yards. The solution guards against the pests for three weeks, backed up by The Mosquito Authority’s “no-mosquito guarantee,” which ensures a free second application should rogue bugs best their system and somehow establish a working democratic society. Alternatively, the unobtrusive MistAway auto-mist systems can be installed in yards to periodically release anti-bug mist at a frequency that customers can adjust via remote control.