After finishing interior paint work in a business on North Main Street, a husband and wife team turned their efforts to the facade's woodwork Monday, Oct. 19.

After finishing interior paint work in a business on North Main Street, a husband and wife team turned their efforts to the facade's woodwork Monday, Oct. 19.

Patriot Painting co-owners Kimberly Linderman and Curt Linderman, Sr. enjoy the opportunity to highlight intricate woodwork details that make Main Street's buildings distinctive, Curt Linderman, Sr. said. So far, the couple freshened the storefronts for the Ralls County Clock Company and The Powder Room. Next year, they plan to work on four more buildings along Main Street.

At Bits and Pieces, the Lindermans applied vivid blue paint in the middle of a sea of bright white, framed by delicate black details. Because of forecasts calling for high winds, the pair concentrated on the lower sections of the building. They planned to complete the job by Wednesday evening.

During previous work, Linderman said he used a 1/4-inch artisan brush to apply gold details to the Powder Room's woodwork. Passersby regularly voice their approval of the attention to detail and the revitalized storefronts, Linderman said.

“We're really enjoying it, and people are really enjoying that things are brightening up around here,” he said.

After they finish revitalizing downtown business storefronts, the husband and wife team hopes to focus their painting and construction skills on Hannibal's numerous historic homes, Linderman said.

Reach reporter Trevor McDonald at trevor.mcdonald@courierpost.com