Important Announcement to Our Valued Customers!


Dear Valued Customer,

Handyman Connection of Mountain View is committed to providing the highest quality services to our customers. We know that our customers have a choice, and we are grateful for your continued partnership.

For the past several years, Handyman Connection of Mountain View has been absorbing processing and transaction fees related to payments made by credit card. Unfortunately, our costs for credit card acceptance have continued to rise. Credit card rates have continued to skyrocket over the last few years, and more and more credit cards are run with the card not present (phone transactions, etc.). “Card not present” transactions also increase the rate we are charged. The use of credit cards to pay bills has also increased significantly.

Effective April 1, 2023, we will begin adding a 3% convenience fee for all credit card payments. The fee with be added to payments made with Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover to offset the fees charged by the card companies. In accordance with credit card network rules, Handyman Connection of Mountain View cannot profit from this fee, and it does not exceed our expenses associated with accepting credit card payments.

Payments made by check, electronic payment (ACH/EFT), wire, or debit card will not be charged the convenience fee.

We thank you for your understanding as we implement this fee and offset some of the increased inflationary costs we are all incurring. We are happy to work with you on alternate payment options.


George Brisker
Handyman Connection of Mountain View

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Home Improvement  /  December 16, 2020

Beginners’ Techniques for Painting a Home

First time home painter? Then you could probably use a little help. Don’t feel bad though. Everyone could do with some advice when it comes to painting a home’s interiors. Whether you’re new to the process — or are an experienced home painter — here’s a quick guide on home painting techniques to make the process a whole lot easier.

Painting a Home Starts With Clean Walls

Some homeowners are under the impression that a paint job is a shortcut to clean walls. Don’t be misled! When painting a home, cleaning the walls is a necessity before painting can begin. Walls that are covered in dust and oil make it difficult for paint to adhere, and the result is a paint job that flakes and chips. A light detergent should do the trick.

Trim Tape Is Your Friend

When painting a home, you don’t want to take any shortcuts. No matter how careful you are as a painter, there’s bound to be some splatter, so you’ll want to make liberal use of trim tape before getting started.

Fill in Holes and Cracks

Your home’s walls probably have several cracks and holes to deal with before painting can begin. Use putty to fill in these blemishes. After giving the putty time to dry, use sandpaper to create a smooth wall for paint application.

Use a Roller and a Brush

Both rollers and brushes have a job to do when painting a home’s interior walls. The roller is essential for creating smooth walls without visible brush strokes, but you’ll need brushes to touch up the corners. Start with the roller, then use a brush to cover the hard-to-reach spots.

Painting a home is a challenge for veterans and rookies alike. If you need any help with painting — or with any other home improvement project — call the skilled craftsmen at Handyman Connection of Mountain View, CA, today!

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