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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.

 
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.

 

 
Cliffside Park Interior Painting
 
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New Jersey New Home Painter

Cliffside Park, N.J., a borough within Bergen County, exudes an urban atmosphere more closely aligned with Brooklyn or Queens than the Garden State. It sits on natural, riverside cliffs dubbed the Palisades, and Anderson Avenue boasts shops which opened 60, 70 and 80 years ago, alongside fun boutiques and intriguing eateries.  

It was in this appealing environment that enthusiastic homeowners called in Paintworks to refine their new home. They chose to paint the living room all white for its universal neutrality to showcase art, fabric and furnishings. The foyer sports a new coat of medium pewter gray with fresh coats of white paint on the trim to accentuate a new entry warmth. We very carefully painted every riser up the staircase to create an elegant white contrast with the black steps, spindles and railing.

 We have the experience and expertise to craft straight clear lines that delineate trim from walls with precision and stair risers from steps. That kind of proficiency is what makes the final statement in this house - and everywhere else we work - one of pure class and urban sophistication.

 
Wallpaper Installation New York City
 
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Upper West Side Manhattan Wallpapering

Wow we love this wallpaper style! It completely changed the vibe of the bedroom and living room of this client’s Upper West Side home. The wallpapered accent walls really bring new life and vibe to the space. Very grateful they have such a great eye to choose such beautiful uniquely themed wallpaper. The top picture is of the bedroom and the bottom picture of the living room. We look forward to more amazing paper hanging projects in the Upper West Side.

 
NYC Wood paneling Painter
 
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After many coats of spraying

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In the midst of the painting process

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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!

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Forest Hills Co-Op Painter
 
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 Painting a Multi-Building Co-op in Queens

Fresh coats of paint set the stage for a classy kind of co-op lifestyle in Queens. This largest of the Big Apple boroughs geographically boasts an uber diverse population hovering around 2.4 million. Home to both JFK and LaGuardia airports, the sky space is one of the busiest in the country. Those with a window seat cannot see inside buildings as they ascend or descend in a jet airplane, but if they could, their eyes and smiles would widen gazing at one of Paintworks & Decorating’s recent jobs.

We tackled everything from stairwells, stair spindles and hand rails to doors and door frames in a multi-building co-op property. The advantage of being a shareholder resident is having a say in everything including maintenance, and it was obvious from the get-go that these co-op dwellers take seriously having professionally painted spaces. The buildings in this complex are connected, and our work in the common spaces and lobbies lends continuity to the property. We at Paintworks were especially honored to arrive on site with our paints, rollers, brushes, buckets, ladders and all the stuff that jobs like this requires. In an orderly fashion, we proceeded, giving particular attention to stair spindles and hand rails, keeping paint where paint belongs and then skim coating walls for a smooth finish. And that’s also what we wish for everyone in those airplanes over Queens, a smooth finish as in a safe landing.

 
Jersey City Cabinet Painter
 
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Painting Custom Cabinets in New Jersey

When this client bought their new home they decided to gut renovate the kitchen. They had gorgeous custom millwork cabinets made. The cabinets were beautiful but they needed to be painted to really take them to the next level.

It is a privilege to be entrusted with spraying these high end cabinet doors, drawer fronts and all the trim on the finely-crafted cabinetry. This job required 6 coats of lacquer, allowing it to dry completely before sanding for smoothness and enhanced adherence of the next coat. The owner chose Simply White in Satin finish for that fresh, classic appeal that crosses comfortably into a cottage style, sleek contemporary atmosphere or transitional presence. All the professional painters at Paintworks are trained and experienced in the particulars of cabinet renovation with the goal of exceeding customer expectations as well as protecting the indoor environment.

Kitchen renovation is one of those home improvement projects that reaps dividends not only with homeowner enjoyment, but also return on investment (ROI). It is a wonderful, affordable way to take your kitchen from mundane to marvelous and keep your bank account with a positive balance.

 
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.