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NYC Wallpaper Installer
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Installing Wallpaper in Long Island City 

This couple called us after moving into a new home in Long Island City. As professional wallpaper hangers in Long Island City we were happy to help. The client chose a beautiful elaborate wallpaper for an accent wall in their bedroom. We began the process by cleaning and patching the surface to ensure the wallpaper would adhere properly and look smooth throughout. After that we primed the wall. We carefully applied the wallpaper paste and smoothed the paper onto the wall. We love the pattern they chose and shows how powerful wallpaper can be as an accent wall in a home. Whether installing or removing wallpaper in Queens, the results can be drastic and amazing. 

 
Cornice Painter NYC
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Painting Exterior Cornices

 

The New York Times have called roof cornices 'The Crowning Glory’ of NYC architecture in the Early 20th century. Yet these historic pieces of architectural ingenuity have largely disappeared from modern building practices. Built of galvanized iron, copper and terra cotta, the cornice was the cherry on top of NYC beautiful historic buildings. The Brooks Brothers building, at Madison and 44th Street is a superb example of a refined cornice. Sadly, the anti-cornice movement goes hand in hand with the “who-cares” tide of NYC architecture. Buildings after building were made in “modern” designs, seeking to become taller and sleeker. This makes cornice placement difficult.

In today’s world the city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development has adopted a cornice restoration plan as part of its overall housing strategy in the Harlem and Hamilton Heights area. Cassandra A. Vernon, an agency spokeswoman urges developers to include cornices in their designs. She seeks to encourage people to repair and replace cornices on rehabilitated buildings.

Paintworks and Decorating is proud to be one of the few companies experienced to handle this delicate restoration. We see cornices as a major piece of NYC architectural history and wish to keep the artistic tradition alive. The very soul of New York has slowly been deteriorated by the destruction of some of our most historic constructions. With our 25 years of experience we seek to maintain NYC’s rich art and history.

With the easy renting of one scissor lift the our team can restore your historic building's details to their former glory. With a few precise coats of Benjamin Moore Aura Exterior premium paint your cornice will last for future generations to appreciate and admire. 

 
Painting Stylish Wall Stripes in NYC
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Manhattan Wall Stripe Painter

New York City is a mecca for style and fashion. The unique style of the city is not limited to just garments and art but also goes for home decorating. There are endless options when painting the interior of a home. With an NYC apartment don't let the size of the space limit the possibilities of the look and feel you can achieve through painting. One way to add a unique touch to a wall is to add decorative stripes. We're not talking about cheesy looking candy cane stripes but professional beautiful stripes that give a feel of elegance. When looking for a spark for their entryway, this homeowner chose beautiful metallic pearl vertical stripes. Unless you're an abstract artist, even spacing and even stripe width have the most importance when painting vertical lines on a wall. The striped walls now make anyone walking through the front door feel like they're walking into a high end 5th avenue store!