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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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Brooklyn Brownstone Hallway Painter
 
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Painting Building Stairwell in Prospect Heights

While Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City's boroughs, it also offers many parks and points of interest which draw a vivid cross section of families, retired folks, internationals and working professionals of all stripes. It is a Mecca for artsy types. With all this going for it, it's no surprise to us at Paintworks that savvy property owners and management agents take seriously the paint-related maintenance of apartment buildings.

We recently painted the stairwell and hallways of a 3-story Brooklyn apartment building, which is sure to keep residents and tenants happy for having clean spaces to walk in on the way to their front doors. For this job, a semi-gloss paint was selected for being easy to wash, yet not have the glare of a full gloss paint. The semi-gloss will still reflect light, making the corridors and stairwell seem brighter and more pleasant. Semi-gloss paint also resists fading and humidity a little bit better than other choices. Addressing routine maintenance issues in a timely fashion makes good business sense, and keeping interior common walls fresh and clean contributes positively to low vacancy rates, good-natured residents and a favorable reputation for the building.

 
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.

 
Plastering Specialists NYC
 

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.

 
Painting NYC Homes To Sell or Rent Fast
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Choosing Paint Colors To Sell or Rent A Property in New York

Staging a home or warming cinnamon on the stove are good measures to selling your home, but painting the large expanses of walls delivers a long-term appeal to prospective buyers as well as renters. Preparing to sell and for tenant turnover are perfect times to paint.

 Neutral is the keyword, and Paintworks & Decorating can guide your selections and professionally transform your interior or exterior spaces. The fresh, crisp, newness of white and warmth of cream in myriad choices permits prospective buyers to visualize art and furnishings, as well as potential accent walls. Halstead, a premier regional real estate and property management company, contracts with Paintworks frequently with a preference for "Decorator's White" for interiors.

Variations of gray are ideal for the sleek, modern, industrial feel. Misty pewter and pale silver lend an elegant emotion to any space. Moving into taupe, the gray tones integrate gentle, earthy browns. Light latte and dusty ranch browns emit an agreeable hue wherein home buyers and renters in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx can comfortably bring their favorite colors and furnishings into the mind's eye. Home buyers and prospective tenants touring neutral color rooms have a visual advantage to let their imagination run wild.  

Read more about our move in/move out painting services for Agents and Owners here.

 
Upper East Side New Home Painter
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The Bold Blue Den - Manhattan Apartment Painting

Stepping out, being bold and taking a risk can be applied to homeownership as well as interior colors. Buying property is adulting at its peak, making a serious investment and becoming an integral community member. Color is one of the most powerful tools in the homeowner's toolbox without a cord or battery pack. It can create mood, enlarge or shrink the perception of space and stimulate the senses.

New homeowners in Manhattan's Upper East Side recently contracted with locally-owned Paintworks & Decorating to color their new crib. One room especially evokes an eyebrow-lifting wow factor for its monochromatic blue theme. The walls, trim and doors are all smoothly coated with a brave medium dusky blue that tinges the horizon just before sunrise or sunset begins to glow. The space evokes the warmth of your favorite blue jeans coupled with a sense of adventure like riding waves at Rockaway Beach or bouldering in Central Park.

 As daylight changes, lighting alters color, and what looks one way under fluorescent lighting can appear darker, lighter or more yellow or red near large windows. The experienced home painters at Paintworks & Decorating are experts with paint and coloring, having long ago traded in crayons for brushes and paint rollers.

 
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.

 
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.  

 
Brooklyn Commercial Maintenance Painter
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Painting The Interior of Brooklyn Private School Poly Prep

Maintaining a school of any size can be quite the challenge with kids and staff running around on a daily basis. When Poly Prep called us it was during their summer break as they were looking to refresh the school before the next school year. The great thing about hiring painting contractors as needed for a facility like this is the flexibility. Whether they want to paint all or part of the school, we are there for them. The above pictures show a recently painted classroom, dance studio, and common area. We fix any wear and tear on the walls and trim before painting with high-traffic paint. We have the scaffolding and experience to complete tricky projects that are typically involved with maintenance painting. Throughout the school's offseason we were always available to prep and paint before the current condition of any wall or ceiling got too bad. This is a beautiful school rich with historic details that need to be maintained and cared for properly. We are honored to work on a school that has impacted lives in the community for over 150 years.