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Upper East Side Fire Escape Painter
 
After grinding, priming and painting

After grinding, priming and painting

Before we started. You can see the rust and failing coatings at bottom of the landing

Before we started. You can see the rust and failing coatings at bottom of the landing

NYC Fire Escape Violation Correction

This building owner contacted us after receiving a violation from the city regarding the condition of the fire escapes. In order to correct the situation and avoid future violations we began by grinding off failing coatings and rust with orbital grinder. We then primed the fire escapes with rust converter and painted with uv resistant industrial coatings to help the fire escapes withstand the elements. This satisfied the city requirements bringing the fire escapes back up to code. Maintenance for fire escapes is important due to the sun exposure and weather elements like rain and snow. We were happy to tackle this project.

 
NYC Wood paneling Painter
 
After many coats of spraying

After many coats of spraying

In the midst of the painting process

In the midst of the painting process

Before we started

Before we started

 
 

Basement Wood Paneling Spraying

This client was looking to updated their wood paneled basement with a fresh start. We love spraying projects and were happy to jump on board. After covering the floors with brown construction paper we began spraying the paneling with Fresh Start Primer. After 2 coats of primer we moved to the finish coats. 2 coats of finish had this basement feeling renewed. It brightened up the space and gave the basement a more contemporary feel. The finished looks great. We paint it all!

 
Park Slope Exterior House Painting
 
Before we started

Before we started

The lovely freshly painted exterior!

The lovely freshly painted exterior!

Exterior Home Painter New York City

When the weather is amazing there is no better project than painting the outside of a house. This house in Brooklyn hadn’t been painted in over 30 years and paint had started to fail off in bunches. We started by stripping all the failing paint areas as power washing would’ve damaged the house siding. Using a boom lift we were able to reach all areas of the house and paint with precision. The client chose a bold color that looks makes the house look completely new! We love the direction they chose and were very happy to help them. The finished product made the client literally say “Wow!” Very grateful to be an exterior painter in the Park Slope and Prospect Park area.

 
Chelsea Manhattan Residential Painter
 
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NYC Home Painter

After removing the wallpaper in this west side home, we cleaned off the glue residue and primed the walls. We then painted the walls with Benjamin Moore Simply White which really makes this beautiful antique sofa really pop!

 
Westchester County Cabinet Painter
 
Finished cabinets after 6 coats

Finished cabinets after 6 coats

Before we started

Before we started

Kitchen Cabinet Painting Westchester

We had the chance to use the awesome Benjamin Moore color Knoxville Gray and it turned out great! This client went bold and it paid off! Fresh with new cabinet hardware this quick 4 day project brought a complete new energy to their kitchen. After the doors were sprayed with 6 coats and fine grit sanding they were ready to be reinstalled. We then painted the cabinet webbing and frame and put the doors back in. Very grateful to paint such a nice Westchester kitchen.

 
Lower East Side Apartment Remodeling
 

NYC Skim Coating and Baseboard Installation

Before - Crumbling walls

Before - Crumbling walls

Skim coating - After 3 coats of compound plaster

Skim coating - After 3 coats of compound plaster

The finished living room! Complete with smooth walls and new baseboards!

The finished living room! Complete with smooth walls and new baseboards!

When this couple called us they were about to purchase their dream home and were about 2 months away from having their first baby. This residence was in dire need of some serious wall fixing from floor to ceiling. The walls were splotchy with paint and damaged wallboard, and plaster was loose, chipped and falling out at the floor. The home was showing major wear and tear and needed a seriously make over. It was the kind of mess we at Paintworks & Decorating are trained and experienced to remedy. 

We started by scraping all failing paint and plaster. Then we removed the old ragged baseboards. Once everything was fully scraped we applied bonding primer and began skim coating. After 3 coats of compound plaster we carefully sanded to make sure all walls and ceilings had a smooth even texture. We installed new baseboards and then painted everything with Benjamin Moore. This Manhattan historic apartment renovation was quite the challenge but looking at the home with furniture made it all worth it. The client is happy and we are grateful they trusted us to complete this project.

 
Upper East Side Apartment Remodeling Contractor
 
The Finished Product

The Finished Product

Before starting

Before starting

Yorkville Manhattan Skim Coating, Carpentry, and Painting

When this client contacted us they just purchased beautiful apartment in the Upper East Side. They were moving back into Manhattan after spending a few years in Nassau County. They were excited to be back in the Big City and looking to create an apartment that matched this excitement. The apartment needed a lot of work. Luckily the owners has an amazing eye for detail and design and was not afraid to go bold. The crowning touch was his choice of black for new crown molding and the ceiling. Talk about interior elegance! Black has always been associated with strength and power with splashes of mystique and rebellion.

The vacant rectangular room had an awesome rustic clay brick floor-to-ceiling wall and fireplace, dull floors, 2 vertical windows and common white walls in need of a good paint job. The ceiling met the wall in undecorated 90-degree angles. Embedding crown molding into this unadorned space instantly enhanced the room. Sanding and refinishing the floors brought luster and sheen back to them. We then skim coated the walls for an even texture and to make it possible to install crown molding. Once the crown molding was installed we moved to painting. We expertly painted both the ceiling and the new crown molding in jet black. Adding gold drapes and a charcoal gray sofa created a uniquely gracious space which evokes a cozy tranquility amidst the dazzling excitement of city life. We were thrilled to participate in this transformation that embraces the natural world in wood and brick and refined lifestyle statement of exquisite black, pristine white and regal gold

 
NYC Door and Window Frame Stripping
 
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Take decades of paint off your doors and window frames to see the beauty underneath

Stripping Paint to Reveal Distinctive Quality of Metal Doors and Window Frames. Metal doors, windows, and frames from yesteryear have all too often been painted over and over and over. As time marches on, the paint coats actually diminish the appearance of what was once fine metal craftsmanship. It’s a laborious task to remove paint layers, especially when they number in the dozens – that’s plural dozens, like somewhere between two and 50 coats of paint. Leave it to Paintworks & Decorating to take on such a monumental task stripping old metal doors and door frames and restoring their former glory.

 Metal-smithing is an ancient skill and art form beginning with crude implements and advancing across centuries to ornate architectural pieces, jewelry, coins, locks and more. Painting over metal was often done for convenience or to match or contrast with a specific decor color. Our client wanted to restore the metalwork for its beauty and authenticity. Metal doors can add real charm to your home as a headboard, art piece or function as a real door. The Big Reuse in Brooklyn is a non-profit store for salvaged and surplus building materials, and you can find interesting old metal pieces at Olde Good Things, Met Metals, Old Iron Architectural Salvage and Demolition Depot and Irreplaceable Artifacts.

When something in metal catches your eye, remember that Paintworks can restore it, paint it, re-paint it, strip it, oil it and refresh it for a conversation piece that you'll cherish for a long time.

Completely stripped door frame. Removed about 9 layers of paint then clear coated for protection.

Completely stripped door frame. Removed about 9 layers of paint then clear coated for protection.

Door and frame in the middle of the stripping process

Door and frame in the middle of the stripping process

 
Stacked Stone Tiling Installation NYC
 
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West Village Kitchen Stone Accent Wall

West Village is lauded for its architecture, shade trees, cobblestone streets, Federal-style townhouses, enchanting shops and trendy restaurants. The Wine Hut, Spirits of Carmine and Pop the Cork Wine Merchants are faves for beer, wine and spirits, while Anine Bing and Castor & Pollux are don't-miss boutiques. It is sophisticated and edgy, classy and funky, akin to a stunning stacked stone interior wall that Paintworks & Decorating recently installed in a West Village kitchen.

 Also called ledge stone, this horizontal rock installation backs into weep screed or metal lath and takes a knowledgeable crew and finely-tuned hands to prep the wall, manage the adhesive and place the stones precisely where they will each complement one another in the overall scheme. Stonework is sophisticated for its timeless appeal. It is, after all, one of the oldest materials on earth and comes in myriad shapes, colors and textures. It is edgy to integrate stacked stone into a modern kitchen. Classy applies comfortably to all natural rock formations, and the ledge stone with its rough 3-D edges projects a funky kind of wow factor. Paintworks also laid new flooring, strategically placing it down before building the stacked stone wall above it. When a creative wave of interior upgrades strikes your fancy, remember that Paintworks & Decorating, based in Manhattan, can guide your whims and deliver impressive results.

 
Gramercy Park Interior Painter
 
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NYC Condo Painter

This Manhattan client was looking to refresh their living space going into the Spring and we were happy they called us. We love painting in historic buildings and this building was no exception. Complete with a hand operated elevator this 100+ year old apartment took extra time and attention painting around the original marble fireplace. The room has many large windows and the White Dove color chosen was a perfect fit with the walls and moldings. Being a painting contractor in the Gramercy Park neighborhood we greatly enjoy painting on Lexington Avenue, Park Avenue, and surrounding streets.

 
Painting Radiator Covers Lower East Side Manhattan
 
After spraying with HVLP machine

After spraying with HVLP machine

Before painting

Before painting

NYC Furnace Cover Painter

This client was looking to brighten up their new home. In the process of painting the the entire interior of their Manhattan apartment we noticed how large and dark the radiator covers were in the bedroom and living room. We took the front panels off and sprayed them with an HVLP spray machine. We then careful masked around the floor and windows before spraying the built in pieces. The difference is drastic and really helped bring the room together. It was an important detail in the grand scheme. The room feels more modern now and the client is happy!

 
Flooring removal and install Queens NY
 
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Jackson Heights Flooring Installation

Ethnic diversity takes center stage in Jackson Heights with some 167 languages spoken.Many blocks of pre-war apartment-style buildings, modeled after European structures with courtyard gardens, are bundled in a designated historic district. Linoleum (Latin for linseed oil) was invented in 1855 and can be found in some JH properties, even layers of it, as a Paintworks & Decorating crew recently discovered.

 While linoleum may have enjoyed a reputation for going down easily, it can be a bear of a job coming up. Paintworks approaches these projects with the goal of removing every snippet of old material - in this case four linoleum layers, old glue and adhesives - before patching and repairing the sub floor. Then there's an underlayment before installing hardwood boards. Everything has to be level and fit snugly. The tools and equipment are only as good as the operators, and Paintworks is expert at prepping and laying hardwood floors, allowing for expansion around the edges, and strategically placing boards with a variation at the ends that looks natural. We kind of figure this home's market value increased by multiple factors of the cost of materials and labor, and the homeowners have decades to walk on beautiful flooring from a sustainable natural resource.

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