The Walls Should Complement What You’re Putting On Them

We’ll walk with you through your home to review every detail. We will tell you upfront if certain aspects of your home will affect your budget and discuss all of your options based on our knowledge and experience, helping you make informed decisions.

We’ll handle all documentation needed for the job beforehand. And Jody will meet with his staff on-site daily throughout the job to ensure that the job runs smoothly.

The result will be a beautiful coating that’s easy to maintain and is there for you to enjoy for many years to come.

The Finglas team will spend two to four days on an average size room.

Read more about our process.

Anyone can paint. Finglas refines. If you want your home to go beyond the ordinary, or you simply seek true craftsmanship at an extraordinary value, we’re the professionals you need.

Our Process

Preparing the space: Proper prep is critical to every project. With a drywall project, we remove all furniture from the room. This protects your home against dust and splatter that get everywhere

  • We label everything that’s removed from the room. (We remove artwork but require that you re-hang it to your specifications).
  • To protect flooring, we use quality drop cloths that absorb drips and stay in place.
  • Walls are sponged clean and spackled (we use Plaster of Paris to repair deeper dents).
  • We repair stress cracks with a durable, rubber spray-on primer.
  • We fix wood cracks with a wood filler, not spackle, to ensure long-lasting repairs.
  • We use a two-step sanding process for all walls, including those that have been prepainted, to ensure that new paint will bond properly.
  • We use a special technique to “bed” top-quality protective tape.
  • For bathrooms, we wash down walls with a bleach-and-water solution, then caulk to repair cracks.

Priming the walls and trim: Good starts make great finishes. The right coat means the right seal. We use alcohol and alkyd primer to provide a solid, even base that stains to ensure that the topcoats of paint will apply smoothly, bonds securely to surfaces and seals. We stay away from the latex that DIY’ers (and many general contractors) typically get in big-box stores.

Applying the color: Better paint pays off. We recommend using high-quality paints and finishes. They offer the best value for your money due to better pigments, resins and additivities, and fewer solvents than typically less expensive paints. For trim, we use latex or environment-friendly, low-VOC oil-based paint systems. The result is superior coverage, protection, and durability.

Drying and finishing: To ensure the paint does not peel and no unwanted marks are left when the tape is removed- especially from baseboards and trim- we take the extra time to first score it with a utility knife.