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Midtown West Manhattan Property Management Painter
 
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NYC Rental Painting Contractor

One of the most thoughtful things a property manager or homeowner can do before renting a property is to have the walls painted white. Paintworks & Decorating based in Manhattan is the perfect painting contractor to achieve this bright, fresh, clean interior. White reflects maximum light and even offers a kind of emotional new start for prospective tenants. People move for a variety of reasons, and many of them need not only a clean slate interior, but also the atmosphere that exudes radiance and glows with optimism and hope. White can do that more than any other color as evidenced by this recent Midtown West paint project.  

No matter what shade of white - and Paintworks is happy to guide your decision here - all the decorative styles are a match from the get go. Of course, contemporary, modern, minimalist and sleek scream white, but rustic flea market finds in old wood, painted tin or salvaged metal stand out for their contrast with white. From traditional, Victorian, midcentury, Craftsman and Asian to the newly revered industrial, shabby chic and Scandinavian designs, white backdrops accentuate the fabrics and furnishings of all. Especially Scandinavian. Other thoughtful things include a simple rental application, easy-to-understand lease and fresh flowers or donuts on move-in day.

 
Tribeca NYC Condo Painter
 
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Manhattan Interior Painting Contractor

Painting in TriBeCa is always a fun experience. TriBeCa, which stands for "Triangle Below Canal Street," sports a past meets present vibe. Architecturally significant buildings exhibit art deco, cast iron and beaux arts features. Interestingly, there are also comfortable urban chic vibes in and around the shopping and dining scenes where small business owners often know customers by name. It's cozy; it's gorgeous. Besides the smell of bread baking and an uncluttered environment, freshly painted walls and sparkling clean grout contribute mightily to those coveted positive first impressions of home buyers. In a real estate market where most prices have seven digits left of the decimal point, first impressions are v.e.r.y  i.m.p.o.r.t.a.n.t. And that's why Paintworks & Decorating was contacted - to freshly paint and newly grout a condo interior before being listed for sale.

 The area was beautiful around this large, 3-BR home, and the seller chose white for its universal appeal. The interior almost instantly brightened under the experienced Paintworks hands expertly maneuvering paint brushes, rollers and grout trowels. White is clean and fresh and reflects maximum light for a spacious interior feel. Additionally, any prospective buyer can visualize art, furnishings and fabric in pastel colors, bold and beautiful hues or more shades of neutral tones complementing the simplicity of white. We also re-grouted all the bathroom tile sprucing up those spaces. Paintworks doesn't share in any commission for the sale, but we know we were an important part of the process.

 
Manhattan Restaurant and Bar Painter
 
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NYC Interior and Exterior Commercial Painting: Blue Haven East

If you find yourself in need of comfort food, craft brew, a game of darts and/or fried Twinkies in eastern Manhattan between 11 a.m. and 4 a.m. any day of the week, stroll on over to Blue Haven East. Just a few blocks from the East River at 493 3rd Avenue, this recently opened restaurant offers modern gastropub fare in a very cool setting that includes freshly painted walls by yours truly Paintworks & Decorating. The idea inside was simply something clean, new and smooth for this second Blue Haven eatery. The original Blue Haven is still in downtown Manhattan at 108 W. Houston St.

We also creatively and smoothly applied the dual blue colors on the exterior. These colors include the casual appeal of dusty denim and soft sky blue. The navy blue vertical columns add a touch of formality like the English dish Shepherds Pie and touch of class in the BLTA sammich - A = avocado. That raises the bar on a diner fave. Painting commercial interiors demands professional skills like Paintworks consistently delivers for proper mixing, rolling, brushing, achieving smooth corners and straight lines where ceilings, wood and other materials meet the walls. You come here for the food, drink and socializing. Not particularly noticing the excellent paint job means we did our job perfectly. Kind of like how they do the bacon mac & cheese. Perfectly.

 
West Village Interior Painter
 

Co-op Interior Painting Manhattan

This client called us days before closing on a home in the historic west village area of Manhattan. We love that he chose to go with a light gray for trim and against the off white walls. It’s a nice contrast that is unique. We were able to get co-op approval extremely fast and paint before he moved in.

 
Midtown Manhattan Cabinet Painter
 
Finished product painted with Benjamin Moore White Dove Semi-gloss

Finished product painted with Benjamin Moore White Dove Semi-gloss

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Refreshing Kitchen Cabinets in NYC

This client just moved into a new apartment and was looking for a way to brighten their kitchen. The cabinets were in great shape but the dark color wasn’t matching the new home vibe that they were looking for. We stepped in to paint the cabinets with Benjamin Moore White Dove semi-gloss to give the kitchen a quick makeover with minimal amount of disturbance for the client. The cabinets look brand new. We are always grateful for paint cabinets in Midtown East Manhattan.

 
NYC Retail Storefront Painter
 
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Painting Storefront for Conan O’Brien New Season Launch Marketing

Talk about springing into action on short notice with a whisker of temperature variance and a very tight deadline - those were the parameters that Paintworks recently dealt with for an exterior retail store paint job for a nationally syndicated television show. Factor in going from a dark color, black in his case, to a lighter color, orange, and the challenges before us were embraced with confidence and courage. We had 24 hours to begin and end the job and were incredibly thankful that temps hovered ever so slightly above 35 degrees so the exterior paint could bond properly.

We were stoked for the opportunity and worked practically around the clock with Benjamin Moore's Aura Exterior Paint. Among its advantages is the low temperature application possibility, along with exceptional color results with Color Lock® technology, superior adhesion properties, fast dry and re-coat times and self-priming capability. We worked diligently and attentively across three coats to get the desired cover-up of the black and strong presence of the orange. Then we stood back, admired our work and went for donuts.

 
Downtown Manhattan Cabinet Painter
 
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Beautiful Jade Green Cabinet Painting in NYC

It's a bird, it's a plane. No, it's a plant, it's a mineral, it's a paint color! Jade the plant and jade the mineral are known the world over for its rich shades of lush green. And as a paint color, it makes a bold statement on kitchen cupboards in West Village. Here, among the historical buildings and hipster culture, one homeowner decided up raise the bar on kitchen renovation by having us at Paintworks & Decorating refinish the cabinet doors and drawer fronts in a jade green.

It's a balancing act of protecting adjacent rooms, appliances, furniture and other kitchen accoutrements while covering the old finish with the new bright jade green. We are experienced in removing all the kitchen cabinet doors to an off-site location for this triple application of a lacquer kind of paint, while carefully handling the cupboard infrastructure or webbing and drawer fronts in the home. All the hardware and drawer pulls also get taken off and stored during the process. We sand lightly between coats on everything being painted, and this special paint then dries to a hard surface, adding to its lustrous look and smooth touch.

West Village is the perfect place for jade kitchen cupboards for its eclectic style and multi-cultural population. Green is, after all, the most common color in the world for Mother Nature's presence, and what better way to bring a little of the outdoors inside? We thought the result was as stunning as some of the real estate prices in the neighborhood, but we also embrace the brilliant idea of protecting one's investment with a wild splash of jade green for refreshing a kitchen.

 
Downtown Manhattan Interior Painting
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Battery Park Condo Painter

Before this homeowner listed her home for sell she wanted to freshen up the place for prospective buyers. We started by removing all the wallpaper in this Downtown Manhattan condo. Once that was done we cleaned off the glue residue, primed and painted the whole place. We then refinished the flooring to really make the place sparkle. Refinishing the hardwood floor was the final step to making this apartment ready to fetch a higher price tag. With the big windows and the fresh paint the place feels bigger.

 
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Plastering and Painting To Revive A Home In Manhattan

When this client called us her apartment was in bad shape. After not painting or repairing the plaster in her home for over 40 years everything started to fail. Paint was falling from everywhere. Adding to the situation was water damage from the apartment above. We spent multiple days scraping and carefully disposing off all the failing paint and plaster. We were surprised to discover wallpaper underneath the paint (seen in the 2nd picture below). The client didn’t know there was wallpaper there! We then spent multiple days priming and plastering the entire apartment to return it to it’s former glory. You can see the dramatic transformation, especially in the bathroom picture below. These pictures were taken at the 70% mark of the project. While we always recommend addressing paint issues as they arise, it is never too late to save your home.

The half way point after 2 coats of plaster

The half way point after 2 coats of plaster

After scraping off the failing paint we discovered wallpaper!

After scraping off the failing paint we discovered wallpaper!

After plastering and priming

After plastering and priming

The scary bathroom before we started

The scary bathroom before we started

 
Upper West Side, Manhattan Interior Painter
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NYC New Home Move-In Painter

When you move into a new place it’s important to take the time to make it feel like your home. If you have the luxury of time, doing home improvement before you move in is the perfect moment to customize your place. Paintworks and Decorating helped these new homeowner’s personalize their new Manhattan home by painting with a splash of color. The new color looks great against the Decorator’s White trim and ceiling. A little contrast goes a long way.

 
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New Year's Resolution: New Paint, New Home, New Me

            From the color of your car, your linens and your favorite sweater to the color of neon lights, dishes, socks, paint and product packaging, there's a concerted effort to attract your attention with color. Without reading the company name, most folks can accurately identify, just from the color, a UPS or FedEx truck, can of Coca-Cola or Tiffany's box. The latter has its own trademarked robin's egg shade of blue.

             Color is a powerful branding mechanism, as well as a delight to the eye in the natural world, our homes and work spaces. Colors promote emotional characteristics and perceived space. If you look around the Internet long enough, you can find almost every color is trending somewhere. The challenges are (1) to choose colors which enhance your home, personality and lifestyle, and (2) engage the best professional painters to transform a room or entire home into your own special retreat. The second decision is the easy one: Paintworks & Decorating.

            Paint companies and fashion designers often drive color trends. Benjamin Moore has selected as its Color of the Year for 2019 a chic pewter gray named Metropolitan AF-690. Ellen O'Neill, director of strategic design intelligence, describes it as "comforting, composed and effortlessly sophisticated ... exuding beauty and balance. It's a color in the neutral spectrum that references a contemplative state of mind and design." The advantage of a gray tone is the opportunity to add vibrant colors in furniture, accents, art and fabric.

            A warm dark colonial blue dubbed Blueprint S470-5 is Behr's 2019 Color of the Year, and they call it an "honest, approachable color that conjures up the blueprints builders rely on to bring architectural designs to life." Blue in any shade can evoke the peace and serenity found in landscapes and water views.

            PPG Paints claims for 2019 that "classic luxury meets the restorative power of nature in this trending deep green paint color" named Night Watch. “The restorative power of nature is important in society now more than ever,” explains Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager. "Night Watch is about bringing the healing power from the outdoors into your home." Memories of a walk in the park, like Central Park or Pelham Bay Park, can occupy a permanent space in your home.

   A creamy terra cotta color from the American Southwest has migrated into the Big Apple and takes center stage as Sherwin-Williams' 2019 Color of the Year: Canyon Clay. It can go in a contemporary, neutral, natural or splashy direction in a high-rise loft, Upper East Side condo or Brooklyn brownstone.

            Others in the color industry like Valspar and Pantone release palettes of colors they see as both trending and complementary. These run the gamut of the off-white creams and ubiquitous and optimistic yellows to natural greens and browns, soothing teal and blues, dramatic purples and energizing reds and oranges.

 Color is a matter of personal preference, and the good news is that you don't need to be limited. Accent walls and contrasting trim are wildly popular, and while sky blue color was once relegated to porch ceilings, colors have found their way inside to add an element of interest and/or expand the space. Painting a wall to within two feet of a light colored ceiling and adding a thin strip of wood trim, for example, can make a small room seem larger. Light colors in general expand a space, while dark colors increase coziness. Another tip is to choose a paint color one or two shades lighter than you fall in love with on the paint chip.  

After surfing the web at Houzz, Pinterest, hgtv.com and other sites, make your color selections and connect with Paintworks for the most professional application using the best practices and tools in the industry. We live up to our slogan: "Painting is our passion - Making people happy is our mission.”

 
Exterior Metal Cleaning and Painting NYC
 
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Maintain and Preserve Exterior Metal Paneling

Despite our best efforts, we do judge a book by its cover, people by their clothing and a building by its outward appearance. First impressions set the stage for everything that follows. Curb appeal can be a deal breaker for a sale - whether you are trying to sell a building, promote products or services from a company inside, lease condos in a high-rise or sell tickets for a performance.

Thus, exterior metal and steel with rust, oxidation spots or other unsightly deformities could cost real money in lost business or contribute to a poor reputation. Inspecting, maintaining and protecting metal is sensible to protect not only your revenue stream, but also your investment. It is incredible how much damage a pin hole or expanding rust issue can cause. Pollution, sunlight, weather, salt from winter road treatment and myriad environmental and man-made factors (like jack hammers digging up a sidewalk nearby) can adversely impact and potentially compromise the strength and durability of exterior metal beyond the appearance.

Paintworks & Decorating possesses years of experience and tons of knowledge in metal maintenance. Based in Manhattan and serving the greater New York City region, Westchester County, and parts of northern New Jersey, the company embraces that a good defense for metal preservation is a positive offense with inspections, appropriate cleaning and sealing or painting.

Cleaning and painting outside metal is not a DIY job or task for the faint-hearted or unskilled. Treatment before painting can include chemical solutions, etch primers and/or sweep blasting. Let Paintworks do what they do best for exterior metal treatments and preservation, so you can spend your time doing whatever you do best.