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There are several key things to look for when choosing a painting contractor. At the very least, check to see if they are licensed, insured, experienced, and certified members of the PDCA. Look for successful companies that have been in business a long time, with local references who are responsive to your needs.
Yes! Our NY State Contractor License number is #WC 16120-H05, and our CT State License number is HIC.0654963. We are also fully insured.
The PDCA stands for the Painting and Decorating Association of America, established in 1884, it’s the premier industry association for Professional Painters in America. PDCA developed Industry Standards to make the painting and decorating industry transparent to both painting contractors and consumers.

PDCA Industry Standards:

  • Provide the measure by which the quality of wall coating work can be evaluated by the consumer.
  • Protect the contractor by establishing limits on the extent and verifiable uniformity of a project.
  • Protect the consumer by requiring work that is free from defects, deficiencies and significant variations of coating applications. Consumers benefit from the use of PDCA Standards by those they contract with, to provide best value for their painting and decorating expenditures.
Yes, references are available upon request.
We use only professional quality paints from Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, Fine Paints of Europe, Farrow & Ball, and Dunn Edwards, unless the customer requests a different brand.
Yes, all of our work comes with a warranty.
In business since 1987 and operated by a career painter, we have an established track record of consistently delivering what’s needed (a great paint job) and wanted (excellent customer service) on a painting job.
We never charge a fee to provide an estimate for your painting project.
There are many things to consider including: type and size of the painted area; type of windows and other trim work; number and intensity of paint colors; quality of paint used; access to areas needing painting; and the extent of paint surface preparation required. All of those things will need to be considered in order to provide you with an accurate cost estimate.
The process can take as little as 4-5 days from the time we connect with you. However, the actual timing will depend on the condition of your paint surfaces, the type of work required, and our schedule and weather conditions if the project involves exterior work. During our consultation with you, we can evaluate your situation and let you know how long we think it will take to complete your painting project.
We generally work M-F, 8-4:30. We can do work at other hours if needed, but these are our standard working hours.
On interiors, after your delicate items are removed, all areas and remaining items will be covered with clean drop cloths or plastic sheeting. On exteriors, shrubs and surrounding areas will be protected so that no evidence of paint splatter or paint peelings remain.
Please move all small items and breakables. Unless agreed otherwise, we will move and protect all of the furniture and fixtures.

All paints, varnishes, and solvents contain volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. Exposure to VOCs can trigger asthma attacks, respiratory problems, eye irritation, nausea, or dizziness. Because of these health concerns, a number of paint manufacturers have introduced Low or No VOC paint alternatives.

There are procedures set by Lead Paint Ordinance on how any work involving lead paint is to be done. These procedures are worked into our approach to the painting work and our painters are trained on all the necessary steps to take. We start with having a containment barrier to ensure that the paint chips do not go where they’re not supposed to, that being onto your or your neighbor’s property, or the inside of your home. We clean up daily and bag the paint chips for proper disposal. For more information on lead paint call 1-800-424-LEAD.
Yes. Most people we work for are not home while work is going on. While you are at work or running errands, our crew will be busy painting. We are licensed and fully insured so there is nothing to worry about.
The cost of a job is usually determined by the level of thoroughness, attention to detail, and quality desired. It costs more to properly prepare a surface for painting than to just do paint on top of a poorly prepared surface. The majority of the cost of painting is in the surface preparation and the labor involved in the application of the paint, plus the actual cost of the paint itself. As with most other industries, generally you get what you pay for.
Generally an exterior painting job will need to be redone every 7-10 years. Stucco tends to last longer, wood on the other hand expands and contracts more with changing temperatures which loosens the paint sooner. It is best not to put off your exterior painting until the house is badly peeling. When it gets to that condition, it will end up costing you more in preparation time and possibly dry-rot repair work.

If however the property is in a bad condition when you get to it, do yourself a favor – go the extra length and ensure that thorough surface preparation is done. The idea is to create a sound surface for the new coats to adhere to. This requires more time but is necessary for the paint job to last.

We keep a close eye on the weather and weather forecasts. If it start raining while we are in the middle of a painting job, we simply stop and return after it dries up.
A payment schedule is outlined in our contact. We will invoice you accordingly and will expect to be paid at that time.
On a regular basis you should walk around the exterior of your home looking for dry rot, water penetration, cracks, and chalking. Once a year it is a good idea to pressure wash your home to remove the accumulation of surface dirt.
Interior paint gets dirty in many situations: hand prints around switches and knobs; splashes in kitchens and bathrooms; marks on hallways; “soot” accumulating above electric lamps and other heat sources. Removing dirt before it accumulates not only improves appearance, it reduces chances of it getting permanently embedded in the paint film.
Your privacy is important to us. We will never share your personal information with anyone else.
We will only use your contact information to contact you regarding a free painting estimate. We will not use your phone number or email address for any other purposes, unless you choose to establish a further relationship with us.

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