“Paint It Forward” Elgin!

Paint it forward?

paint it forward

Yes, this is a play on the movie, “Pay It Forward.” Yes, there are other companies that do this. However, none of them do it in Elgin, Geneva or St. Charles, IL.

Hello again! I am David Cook, owner of D’franco Painting & Wallpaper, and here is one of our latest events to help members of our community in need. We are looking for people that may need a hand with some paint projects in their homes. We would love to help people such as:

  • Widows
  • Wives of deployed military personnel
  • Disabled vets

Who do you know that may need a hand?

How does it work?

We ask our local community to submit names of a family or nonprofit organizations that are in need of a painting project. The winner will receive $3,500 worth of free painting services and materials. It’s just one more way we can make an impact in someone’s life. 

Nominate a Family or Nonprofit Organization in Need!

If you know a person, family or nonprofit organization in need of painting but cannot afford it due to some difficulties they are facing, we invite you to nominate them using the form in the link of this page: Paint It Forward

Nominations will be accepted starting February 20, 2020 and close on March 15, 2020. Winners will be selected by March 18, 2020!

What kind of painting?

Lets us know what they need. Make sure it fits in what we can do as well. Weather may delay us starting, but wont stop us from getting it done.


  1. Go to D’franco Painting & Wallpaper Paint It Forward
  2. Fill out the form
  3. Share this with people you know (we have it on our Facebook Page so that you can share as well.
  4. Join us March 4, 2020 on Facebook Live as we reveal the winner!

Learning from Wiliam Cochran

I had the opportunity to meet a Master of Trompe l’oeil, William Cochran. Thanks to the Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes, a small group came to meet, listen, and learn some new painting techniques, correct some bad habits, learn new ones, see color and light differently, and appreciate the right paint brushes for the right job. William has some amazing artwork, can teach, and loves his work. From his community bridge project to small murals, now painting with glass, William is a true inspiration for following a dream and bringing a vision to life. I hope we meet again.

Now, we just need to find some new mural jobs to use these new skills. Does anyone have any ideas?

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