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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 West Side Condo Painter
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NYC Interior Painter

After living in their condo for 2 years this client wanted to refresh the place with new colors, patched holes, to make the place feel new again.

The super of the building recently removed the non-working intercom phone leaving a gapping hole in the living room wall. We were able to completely patch and plaster the hole so you can’t even tell it was there in the first place. After caulking around the windows and plastering the other cracks the place was ready for painting. Using fresh rollers and proper technique we repainted their accent wall to show seamless color. The previous paint job showed major flashings which distracted the eye from the tv the wall was situated on. We painted the bathroom with Benjamin Moore Aura Bath & Spa to ensure longevity in the hot humid environment that is a bathroom. Always grateful to paint beautiful Upper West Side apartments.

 
Jersey City Condo Painter
 
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NJ Interior Home Painting

This client was moving back to Jersey City from another state and wanted to make this space feel like theirs before moving in. They chose a bold and powerful blue accent wall, unfortunately our pictures turned out poorly. Trust us the apartment turned out great. We carefully removed 2 mirrors without breaking any glass and causing any bad luck! The rest of the apartment was painted with an interior designer favorite Benjamin Moore White matte. We noticed that the window sill in the living room was looking swollen like there is a small leak in the window frame. We immediately re-caulked around the windowsill with elastomeric caulking to prevent further damage. We’re always grateful to be a go-to apartment painter in Jersey City.

 
Williamsburg Apartment Painter
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Brooklyn Interior Painting

It's hard to beat the views of the water and the Manhattan skyline from this Williamsburg apartment. The tenants had just moved out and the owner was looking for refresh the space before the new tenants moved in. It is always fun to paint apartments in Brooklyn that have this type of view. After we plastered all holes and cracks we proceeded to paint the entire apartment in Benjamin Moore White. The giant living room windows let in tons of light that make the space look large and inviting. We were able to paint the whole place in 2 days right before the new tenants moved in. The owner had a tight timeframe and we were able to complete the move in/move out home painting just in time. 

 
Queens Apartment Painter
Finished Master bedroom

Finished Master bedroom

Other side of Master bedroom with bold colored doors

Other side of Master bedroom with bold colored doors

The prep stage - Level 4 plastering on walls and ceilings

The prep stage - Level 4 plastering on walls and ceilings

 

Jackson Heights Interior Painting and Plastering

Jackson Heights is home to many historic residential buildings that are wonderfully built and preserved details. Unfortunately as time goes on and apartments constantly change hands these once fine and beautiful details become lost. Plaster starts to fail, the walls become warped and wonky. Door frames covered in 10+ coats of paint hide the once detailed frame. Good news is that all of this can be fixed. This new homeowner wanted the apartment returned to its original glory and we were happy to help. As professional plasterers and door frame strippers in Queens we immediately knew how to remedy the situation after walking the space. With our Jackson Heights skim coating team in place we began the 4 day process of giving all walls and ceilings of the apartment a Level 4 treatment. Level 4 is 3-4 layers of compound applied to the surfaces to give a smooth look and feel, replacing any current texture. The bottom picture shows a bedroom during the 2nd day of plastering. While the plaster was drying we began the process of stripping all the door frames. Removing years of paint from door frames is an intensive process that takes expertise and patience. Once the paint was removed from the door frames we re-plastered around the frames to make everything look new again. With the plaster dried we sanded all walls and ceilings with fine sandpaper to ensure proper smoothness. We then primed all surfaces to ready them for the finish coats. Using 2 coats of Benjamin Moore Aura we painted the entire apartment. We loved the accent walls and door colors the client chose. Painting the furnace cover a different color from the wall is unique and worked out well. Painting historic Queens Co-ops can be a challenge but it is always worth it. We are thankful for this very involved project and the way the finished place looks. 

 
Manhattan Interior Painter
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West Village Apartment Painter

We love painting in the West Village and were excited to paint a large 2 bedroom apartment there in April. The client is an artist who wanted to add some color to her place. We painted multiple accent walls including one behind the piano to give the piano a feel that it was a part  of the wall. The shine of the piano really pops in front of the black matte. We painted the wall directly to the right of the piano to match the fireplace backsplash. It transformed the room. We painted the kitchen with Benjamin Moore Kitchen & Bath black matte to help withstand the heat and other kitchen elements. Overall it was a very fun project. The client is happy after not painting the apartment in over 8 years. 

 
Tribeca NYC Floor Painter
Finished product

Finished product

Halfway picture. Such a difference!

Halfway picture. Such a difference!

Before Picture

Before Picture

 

Farrow & Ball Floor Painter

This apartment inside a converted commercial building has space for such unique possibilities. This couple wanted to liven up their dinged up white wood floor. We started by cleaning the entire floor then put a primer on top. After it dried we applied the first coat of Farrow & Ball paint. After it dried we applied a second coat. You can see the difference in the middle picture. The finished product looks smooth and sleek and goes perfectly with their new kitchen cabinets and furniture. Paint has so many possibilities and capabilities. Instead of refinishing their floor they gave it a unique color and new life. We loved the opportunity to be apart of this creative remodel!

 
Chelsea NYC Home Painter
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Chelsea, Manhattan Interior Painting

It was a snowy day in February when these new homeowners called us looking to paint their new place with some bold colors. They had a very tight timeframe as they had to be out of their old apartment in just 2 days. We were able to see them the same day they called us and start/finish the very next day. It was a great challenge painting their 15 foot ceilings. Their color choices were unique and colorful and matched their personalities well. It was cool to be a part of such a well designed apartment in the sleek Chelsea area. 

 
DUMBO Apartment Painter
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Brooklyn Move In Home Painter

This couple called us right as they were closing on a beautiful 2 bedroom apartment in the heart of DUMBO. They wanted to refresh the apartment before moving in and we were happy to help. We painted the walls with Benjamin Moore Aura Super White and the trim with Benjamin Moore Aura Satin. The finished product gives off a wow factor next to the dark floors. The Super White was a great color choice with the abundance of natural light. We also removed and plastered over an unused outlet in the master bedroom to make that wall look whole again. It was great experience painting in such a cool area of Brooklyn. 

 
Central Park North Interior Painter
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Home Painter NYC

Views of Central Park are some of the most sought after views in the city. This beautiful apartment has floor to ceiling windows facing Central Park from the north side. The views are simply stunning. Before the new homeowner moved in they wanted the apartment to feel new again. What's a great way to make an apartment feel new again? A fresh coat of paint! From top to bottom we repainted the entire apartment with Benjamin Moore Aura White. The new coat of white paint shows off how big the spaces are while taking advantage of the abundance of natural light. Clean cuts around the baseboards, columns, and chandelier were crucial. We had a great time painting this space and look forward to painting more places with spectacular views of Central Park.

 
Carroll Gardens Painter
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Brooklyn Wallpaper Removal and Interior Painting 

This family of 3 was looking to refresh their already beautiful apartment. The top picture shows the repainted nursery with a warm white color that goes great with the wallpaper and natural light in the room. The room is designed and decorated very well. Everything from the rug to the drapes has been thought out. With clean cuts around the window and wallpaper we focused on complimenting the already put together room.

The second picture is of the master bedroom. This room was more of a challenge. The first step was to completely remove the striped wallpaper in the bedroom. Once removed, we patched and sanded any serious wall damage from the wallpaper removal. The client chose a navy blue that looks fantastic with the white satin trim. The bold color looks great in the natural light and is a huge change from the previous wallpaper. 

 
NYC Fire Escape Painter
Finished product. Painted with durable oil based paint

Finished product. Painted with durable oil based paint

Primed with Benjamin Moore Super Spec primer

Primed with Benjamin Moore Super Spec primer

The rough before picture

The rough before picture

 

Painting Fire Escapes in Brooklyn

Fire escapes are iconic in New York City for their solution to fire safety and for their unique architectural addition to buildings. Because fire escapes are constantly exposed to NYC's rash of outdoor elements eventually paint fails and rust start to build on them. This can lead to hazardous conditions where the metal becomes oxidized and pieces become vulnerable to breaking.  On top of the safety hazards, the oxidation and decomposition of the fire escapes make historic buildings look decrepit and unappealing. To maintain the beauty and safety of our city, Paintworks and Decorating has made it simple to restore and protect fire escapes.

Earlier this month we helped a local Co-op in Park Slope, Brooklyn, restore and paint their fire escapes. We started by grinding off all rust and failing paint. We proceed to prime it with nothing but the best, Benjamin Moore Super Spec Primer. The primer helps protect the metal while also giving the paint something to bond to. Once primed the fire escapes are given a finish coat of Benjamin Moore High Gloss Oil based paint. The paint makes the metal more resistant to water, freezing and continued oxidation. This process adds years to your fire escapes life. The finished product looks clean, new, and vibrant. Whatever issues you may be having with your fire escape we can help.