New York’s best home painters—the difference a trained eye makes. We’re known for being discriminating. We pride ourselves on meticulous prep (and cleanup) and notable finishes. And we don’t cut corners, period. We’re asked all the time, “what makes you different?” Or more directly, “why do you cost more?” Our trained eye is just one of many reasons—what kind of painter do you want in your home? Someone whose eye is on the bottom line, or one who truly cares for craft and results?
“Anyone can paint, but mastering the techniques of good painting is what craftsmen spend their lives doing.”
Many, many elements separate the work of a craftsman from a “guy with a brush.” Critical to our craft:
- High-intensity lighting from multiple angles to find (and fix) imperfections.
- Up to seven grades of sandpaper for different degrees of work on different kinds of surfaces.
- Brushes toned to reduce splatter.
- Extensive pre-planning, including sample boards with different qualities of drywall for comparing colors and finishes.
- Expert preparation, including custom-tinted primers (not as simple as merely mixing in 10% of your color).
- On-site oversight of all work.
For example, for this green room, special precautions are needed to ensure that the colored walls and white ceiling are fine and meet perfectly.
We’re experts in oil-based trim. No matter how beautiful your home is (trust us, it will be!), trim takes a beating. Shoes, fingerprints, kids being … kids. That’s one reason to apply glossy paint, which is easier to clean than matte. But for the best, longest-lasting protection, oil-based glossy paint is the way to go. Trim painted with an oil base cleans quickly with a damp cloth; stains, scuffs and dust disappear. True, oil-based paint is more difficult to work with than latex—it takes longer to dry, can smell worse initially (open windows work wonders!), and is tougher to clean up during the project. But that’s not your problem—yet it’s not ours either, because we’re experts. Here’s what you should know:
imperfections in the surface.