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​​​Fine Interior Painting Services for Homeowners and Property Owners

                                                                                                       If you are a homeowner or a property owner and you are interested in interior painting services including: painting one room, painting the                                                                                                            entire interior of your home or applying a special paint finish to your walls we are ready to demonstrate all that we can offer you.


                                                                                                       Brian and Gene have successfully completed over 1,050 painting projects since 2008.

                                                                                                       We have accomplished this through our written "Interior house painting process" and other documents like

                                                                                                       our written "Daily Clean-Up Check-List" 


​​​​​​                                                                                                       For us these procedures are not just marketing materials, they are the​ instructions that we do every day, for every customer. These steps and

                                                                                                       procedures are just the beginning of a job done the right way, for a reasonable price.


                                                                                                       Most of our clients are surprised to see the number of steps required to complete​ a quality interior painting project.


                                                                                                       We believe our procedures will ensure that your painting project will be​ completed on time, for the price quoted and your expectations will be met.


We understand that you may have been disappointed with the quality provided on other painting projects.


​We want to assure you that it is possible to hire a professional painting contractor that will complete your project without the headaches and hassles that are commonly associated with other painters and so called painting services.


Interior Painting Preparation
Before commencing painting, here are some preparations that should be done to get the desired end product.

All holes and imperfections should be filled with spackle. After it dries, smoothen the patches with abrasive materials. For cracks, widen them slightly before applying spackle. or else they will not sit perfectly.
With a scraper, scrape away any old paint hanging loose on the wall, making the area smooth. Depending on the level of dirt, there may be the need to clean the wall, dusting off any dirt.
Paintable caulk should be used to fill gaps in preparation for paint. Putty for wood should be used to fill any imperfections before sand smoothing.
It is recommended that priming is done as this hides dark stains, helping the paint job last longer. When painting woodwork that is exposed, this is compulsory. There are lots of primers that adhere to glossy surfaces, which will allow you skip sandy surfaces.
Paint must be stirred before application. Never apply paints without stirring as this ensures a proper mix, making your job more consistent.
You may need to use a painter’s tape to cover some areas before painting, you can get one for yourself as it is labeled as such. It often comes in green or blue color.


Tools for Interior Painting

Residential interior painting is done with special set of tools. You will need to get these before commencing the job.

You will need a spackle, fine grit sandpaper, putty knife, damp rag which is lint free. If you are working on the trim, a paintable caulk would be required.
To paint a typical room, you’ll need paint, a stirring stick, paint brush and a small bowl, roller, roller extension pole, roller tray and cover. Having a drop cloth to protect the floor is a nice idea.
There is a 5-in-1-Tool. This is highly recommended for anyone who wants to perform residential interior painting. It is used for opening the paint can, scraping loose paint off the wall, opening cracks in the wall and performing a whole lot of other functions.
A good quality 2.5” brush will serve for painting corners and edges while the 2” size is recommended for windows.
A roller cover would be needed to prevent spills of paints. Go for quality ones, as cheap ones can make the place a whole lot messy.


Choosing The Right Paint for Home Painting

There are several types and brands of paints that can be used for residential interior painting. It is often best to consult an expert who can help you determine which is the best brand and finish for your walls. Some tips on selecting paint are as follows:

Decide which finish is appropriate for your interior based on purpose. Semi-gloss is ideal for kitchens and bathrooms. Flat finishes are ideal for other rooms. Although gloss finish is ideal, flat will hide most imperfections and withstand most cleanings.
Deciding between oil and latex paint could be a problem. The choice depends on the area to be painted. For walls, latex (Water Based) is recommended as it dries faster with less fumes. For areas that would always be in contact with human fingers I recommend the use of oil paints as this makes it easier to clean.


The Paint Color

Choosing a color is more of an art as there is no rule of thumb. However, here are some pointers that could act as a guide.


Do not request for a color and then ask for a lighter version or half strength. Some people do this and it is not recommended. If you feel a color is too dark, request a lighter color.
There is no rule that says the ceiling must be white, it can be any color, preferably a lighter color. If the wall color is light enough, the same color can be used for the wall.
In choosing paint colors, go for colors that would blend with the overall decorations of the home.
Paint companies offer different samples. These can be tried out on the walls to have a view of how it turns out.

Step By Step Guide To Painting The Room

Here is a step by step guide to painting the interior portions of your home. This would provide a general guide in going about this.

Clear the room of all furnishings, get your tools and requirements and lay the cloth.
If there need be, with a scraper, scrape of all loose paint
Nails and imperfections should be removed from the wall, all cracks and holes should be filled with spackle.
If need be, walls and trims should be cleaned with a damp cloth. Caulk along the trim, make use of a painter’s tape if required.


Below is a list of our most common services for homeowners. There are other services that we can provide. If you don't see what you need on our list - please contact us and we will give you our experience with your requested service and any other helpful information we have so you can make the best decision.

Interior Painting Services


• Complete interior repair and painting
• Wallpaper installation and removal 
• Carpentry services 
• Staining and finishing of new and existing woodwork 
• Stripping and refinishing 
• Decorative finishes, faux finishes, and murals 
• Painting related repair and replacement services
• And much more...



If you are going to get multiple proposals bid on your painting project, all that we ask is that we are one of the companies you meet with.
Thank you for your time and we look forward to answering your questions about your painting needs.