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Midtown East Condo Painted
 
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Painting White to Sell Property

The enduring appeal of white paint lies not only in its clean fresh appearance, but also in the high light reflection factor which adds dimension and expanded space perception to a room. One Midtown East homeowner was totally in tune with this when he called us to repaint the apartment before a move south. First we removed cracked and peeling caulking around baseboards and crown molding, then we applied our best professional quality paint and painting expertise. The Paintworks & Decorating crew even cleaned the bathroom grout, leaving this beautiful high rise condo refreshed, appealing and totally ready for new owners, fabrics, art work, textures and furnishings. The seller is, and the buyer will be, very satisfied with this immaculate space.

 
New York City Retail Painting
 
Finished product - painted with custom store color

Finished product - painted with custom store color

mid way - after removing wallpaper and applying primer

mid way - after removing wallpaper and applying primer

Before we started - wallpaper still on

Before we started - wallpaper still on

NYC After Hours Commercial Painting

Merchandise in any store is enticing, but equally important to attract customers is the condition of the interior, cleanliness and attention to detail. The first Ann Taylor shop opened in 1954, and today's brands - Ann Taylor, LOFT and Lou & Grey - have a presence in all 50 states. According to anntaylor.com, "we get that a woman expresses herself through what she wears – at work, at home and at play." Along the way, these shop interiors need updating, and that's where Paintworks & Decorating stepped in, after hours, to remove wallpaper, prep and prime walls and then paint. We got the call mid-afternoon and arrived ready to work at 7 p.m. when the store closed. It was evening and night work which makes us come to mind almost anytime a New York City shop needs sprucing up inside, water damage repair, floors refinished or simply new, fresh, clean coats of paint. Among styles that Ann Taylor indicates are trending now are animal prints, faux suede, wine and navy. In the paint contracting arena, Paintworks & Decorating is always trending. The store manager was impressed. The employees did not lose any hours. The customers were not at all inconvenienced. This Ann Taylor store looks a little more sharp with its merchandise surrounded by smooth, sleek, freshly painted walls.

 
Manhattan High Rise Condo Painting
 
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NYC Rental Preparation

Riverside Drive is aptly named for hugging the shoreline of the Hudson River in Manhattan. Homeowners and property managers here are meticulous about their properties, and this high-rise condo was being prepared for the rental market. The dark walls were a bit foreboding, and the white walls were kind of beat up and uneven. After removing the light attached to one black wall, we patched the damage, spackled and smoothed all the walls and finished everything with lustrous white coats of paint. The landlord was very pleased and is moving forward to advertise and show this radiant, attractive rental condominium.

 
Painting Herno Flagship Store
 
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SoHo Retail Repair and Painting

At the age of 24, Giuseppe Marenzi was inspired by his military experience and knowledge of raincoats, geography and climate to develop a high quality functional coat. With his wife, Alessandra Diana, he started a little company whose name Herno has evolved into the hallmark of Italian luxury outerwear around the world.

 When the Herno flagship store in SoHo encountered water damage, Paintworks & Decorating was called in to repair and paint walls and restore its glamorous interior. We are as passionate about superior painting quality as Herno is about its superior jacket quality. We used a stain-killing primer and painted overnight so retail hours would not be disrupted, cautiously covering and protecting the entire space. We worked carefully and intensively, departing soon after sunrise, and Herno was back in business for its 11 a.m. opening.

 

 
Painting Over Dark Colors
 
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Washington Heights Apartment Painters

One homeowner felt her stomach churn every time she set foot in this eccentric lime green hallway. We like making people happy in their interior environments and were only too happy ourselves to rid her of the discomfort. There's an extra effort involved in covering dark colors, knowing precisely when the coats of paint are adequate to prevent any of the darker color beneath it to permeate even a fleck of this sour green hue. The lady was very pleased with the outcome using Benjamin Moore’s Ballet White paint. Her hallway is now clean and crisp, and she's feeling much more calm, cool and collected in her space.

 
DUMBO Apartment Painting
 
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Before painting the cabinets

Before painting the cabinets

After painting the cabinets with Benjamin Moore Simply White

After painting the cabinets with Benjamin Moore Simply White

Brooklyn Painting and Floor Refinishing

Dumbo or DUMBO shares recognition with a movie, a baby elephant with oversized ears and the Brooklyn, N.Y., neighborhood situated Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. This living room is a stunning example of sophistication with a splash of retro decor after we sanded and applied Bona's High Traffic Clear Polyurethane to restore and preserve these awesome Brazilian cherry floors. The kitchen has gone from dull and drab to delightfully dazzling in its new coat of Benjamin Moore's Simply White in semi-gloss - a little sheen that's easy to clean. The residents can enjoy shuffling across the richly-grained, refinished wood floor in their sock feet, and everyone looks and cooks a little better in a bright, white kitchen. They are loving it all.

 
Brooklyn Tile Floor Makeover
 
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After we painted the floor

After we painted the floor

 Park Slope Office Tile Floor Restoration

Compass is a real estate company with a purpose whose mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. "With the solutions-driven mindset of a startup and the sophistication of a luxury brand, Compass is the future of real estate," according to its website. Founded in New York City, Compass now has offices coast to coast, and the Brooklyn real estate office in the Park Slope neighborhood called us in because they understand the importance of first impressions underfoot in their conference room. We diligently removed old white paint from this classy small square tile floor, then repainted it jet black for an elegant edge in a contemporary meeting space. Buying and selling real estate in the Big Apple is serious business with some serious price tags, and Compass values the high quality workmanship, reliability and experience that Paintworks & Decorating delivers.

 
Manhattan Bathroom Renovation
 
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Gramercy Park Retrofit Full Bath to Powder Room

When our jobs extend beyond painting, we step right up to listen, understand, work and deliver what the homeowner specifies. Here we had a bathroom project which included removing a shower, walls and floor tiles at the outset. The homeowner wanted to convert a full bath into a half bath, while keeping the plumbing in place and shower body for reversing everything if a new owner wants to in the future.

 Structo-Lite® Basecoat Plaster, a lightweight, insulated, basecoat gypsum plaster with thermal conductivity, was used to level the walls before installing new porcelain tiles. We installed and centered a new sink, plus mirror, lighting and toilet. It's now a modern, sleek little half-bath with light industrial undertones.  

 
Downtown Manhattan Commercial Painter
 
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Financial District NYC Office Painter

The world of video production includes screenwriters, special effects coordinators, production assistants, camera and boom operators, technicians, gaffers, videographers and more -- a real assortment of creative minds with keen eyes and thoughtful wits to capture, edit and produce myriad videos for myriad reasons. It was in this office environment that we had one weekend to refresh the 10,000-square-foot interior to avoid any downtime.

 Maintaining fresh, clean office space is one of the top ways to facilitate employee morale, productivity and retention. In the uber innovative world of video production, it is downright imperative, and we at Paintworks are proud to have played a role in keeping those ingenious folks engaged in optimum achievements.

 
Washington Square Cabinet Painter
 
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NYC Kitchen Cabinets Professionally Renovated

We recently connected with a homeowner in the Washington Square neighborhood with a keen eye for creatively brightening the kitchen. Dark cabinets can create the illusion of a small space appearing smaller still, and this gentleman wanted lighter and brighter paired with interesting. Thus, the Chelsea Gray semi-gloss on the lower cabinets was complemented with Pure White on the top ones and the backsplash. 

We carefully disassembled the doors to be spray painted off site, while cautiously painting the cabinet structure and backsplash right in place. All the paint products were Benjamin Moore, founded in New York City in 1883 and known for its high quality. The homeowner's vision was achieved, and we were mightily pleased ourselves with the outcome once the doors were transported back and re-installed. It is indeed lighter, brighter and interesting. Mission accomplished.

 
Lincoln Center Condo Painter
 
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Transforming Walls with Holes to Smooth Sleek Surfaces

While no one seems sure how the Lincoln Square neighborhood in Manhattan got its name, one family was very sure about wanting their condo walls refreshed before moving in. They called us at Paintworks to repair, plaster, sand and smooth out copious holes in the walls left by the previous owner. We get excited about these kinds of things because of the dramatic improvement that results after spackling, drying, sanding, inspecting and repeat as necessary to achieve a smooth surface ready for professional painting. Blending a Harbor Gray 50/50 with white created a sophisticated soft pewter as the perfect accent to white trim. Ceiling edge molding that extends down several inches always expands the perception of space above, and deeper sea gull wing gray Roman shades embrace gray being the new black in interior charisma.

 

 
Brooklyn Gallery Painter
 
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Gowanus Commercial Display Painter

Union Street in Brooklyn is home to an eclectic collection of shops, historical buildings, residences, restaurants and art galleries. You can take drum lessons and buy African drums at Keur Djembe ("House of Drums" in Senegal's Wolof dialect), cross Gowanus Canal on the Union Street drawbridge, enjoy a fine steak at Two Toms Restaurant and view creative artworks at The Gowanus Studio Space.

 The art work here is unencumbered with any visual competition because we recently professionally painted these interior gallery walls with Benjamin Moore's Super White paint product. While there are many variations of the color white on the paint chips, true white is really the absence of color. It is the perfect backdrop for any art because the viewer's eye is drawn solely to the creativity on display.