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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.

 
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.

 
Jersey City Rental Painter
 
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Interior Apartment Painting in Jersey City

When the renters asked the apartment owner to paint a few walls the owner didn’t mind at all. Flash forward 3 years later as the renters prepare to move out and the apartment has pink and purple walls in the living room and a yellow bathroom! The owner was a little thrown off. Luckily with quality paint and skills we were about to cover all the bright colors giving the apartment a new refreshed look as the realtor prepared to put the property back on the market. We were in and out in 1 day giving very little downtime for the owner to find a new renter and not miss on much rental income. We love whitewashing properties, move out and move in painting all over Jersey City and are grateful to help this owner.

 
Union Square Manhattan Apartment Painting
 
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Gramercy Park Home Painter

In effort to sell this property in a timely fashion Halstead Realty and the owners decided to freshen up the place with a paint job so the property would show better. The NYC apartment hadn’t been painted in over 20 years and it showed. One day of intense plastering and painting got the condo back to near mint condition. The client chose Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White which works perfectly with the condo’s large living room windows. We always use Benjamin Moore Aura Bath and Spa in the bathroom to help protect the walls and ceiling from heat and humidity. We’re always grateful and happy to paint in the beautiful Union Square area.

 
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.

 
Brooklyn Interior Home Painter
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Flatbush-Ditmas Park Condo Painter

Painting this unique 2 level townhouse in Ditmas Park was a fun weekend challenge. The client had just bought this home and was looking to paint the entire place before moving in. As experienced townhouse painters in Brooklyn we were able to paint the entire place in 2 days. There’s a huge built in bookshelf in the living room that the new owner was considering getting rid of because of it looked dingy, dirty, and old. We convinced her to let us paint it first to see if it would bring it back to life and sure enough she loved the new look of the shelf. This client has bold taste as clearly seen by the powerful accent wall in the bedroom. We love painting in the Prospect Park area because the neighborhoods are beautiful and diverse.  Always grateful to do move-in painting. Love making a new homeowner love their new home even more. 

 
Prospect Heights Home Painter
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Painting A Condo Near Prospect Park

When this family called us they were looking to refresh their condo before doing some redecorating. With young children in the household the walls of the entryway were showing wear and tear. Lots of scuff marks and dirt/oil build up on the walls from constant touching and activity. We painted the entire Prospect Heights apartment, making it look new again. We painted the entryway walls with Benjamin Moore Scuff-X to help protect the walls. With the abundance of natural light in the living room, the Benjamin Moore Aura Super White looks great and super clean. We love painting homes in Prospect Heights. Each home is so unique which matches the eclectic surrounding area. We are honored to be a top painter in the Prospect Heights area.  

 
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. 

 
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. 

 
Manhattan Apartment Painter
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Plastering and Painting In The Upper West Side

Back in May we had the opportunity to help a new homeowner refresh their apartment before moving in. The beautiful historic building in the Upper West Side was starting to show its age. Much of the ceiling plaster was cracking and failing. We carefully scraped all damaged and failing areas of the ceiling. We then primed the surfaces, re plastered and painted the entire apartment. The client chose a great wall color that goes well with the white soffits throughout the apartment.    

 
Manhattan Painter - Transforming An Apartment In Inwood
Before Picture

Before Picture

Halfway Picture

Halfway Picture

Beautiful Finished Product

Beautiful Finished Product

 

NYC Apartment Painting

Back on a February snow day we helped this family transform their new home from funky to fresh. The walls hadn't been painted since the late 90's and it showed. We put brown paper down in order to protect the floor they recently had refinished. We made sure to patch all the holes and plaster all cracks. After a few coats of paint and primer we had a fresh, clean looking apartment that is night and day different from the beginning. It was a lot of fun to see the transformation happen. It is amazing the power paint has. Changing the color completely raised the vibe and energy of the home. 

 
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Brooklyn HVAC Furnace Cover Painter

Everyone in NYC knows how important furnaces are to making the winters bearable but why do they always look so clunky and unattractive? No matter the age or model of your HVAC system we can make it look beautiful while making it virtually disappear into the wall. That is what we did last month when we repainted an entire apartment in the Greenpoint area of Brooklyn. The client chose a clean distinguished matte black color for the walls. In order to get the giant furnace covers to blend in we first needed to ensure that this shade of black was going to bond with the metal of the cover. We used an electrostatic sprayer that utilizes electrically charged particles to ensure that the paint bonded to the covers with a complete and even coating. At the end of the day it took 5 coats of paint to get the furnace to look like what you see below. The covers were a little bit of challenge but that made it fun and the beautiful finished product worth it!

 
Now the furnace cover blends in perfectly with the black matte paint job.

Now the furnace cover blends in perfectly with the black matte paint job.

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