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A plaster ceiling repair by Paint Works New York

Restoring a 100+ year old Plaster Ceiling and Medallion

Paint Works was engaged by a client with a 110 year-old brownstone in Brooklyn, New York to repair their plaster ceiling and unique decorative medallion.
Interior of a NYC apartment that has just been painted

Projects to Complete Before You Sell Your Home

Selling your apartment in a difficult real estate market puts you in competition with other homeowners for a buyer. An apartment should be thoroughly repaired, cleaned, and painted if possible before going on the market.
A stepladder and painting supplies in front of a paneled wall

5 Things You Can Do Before We Start Painting

While we handle most everything, here are five things you can do to prepare for your home interior to be painted professionally by Paint Works.
decorative fruits and flowers on a table in a dining room

Wall Trim Ideas: Faux Wainscoting in a NYC Dining Room

This faux wainscoting was part of a larger pre war apartment restoration project we worked on during Summer 2016. The panels were built using MDF panels cut down onsite and laid out with the input of the interior designer. Check out the gallery linked here for some shots of the finished project.

Before & After – Restoring a 100 year-old door

As interior painters in New York City, we’re often asked to work with existing fixtures, trim, floors, doors, and windows in older apartments. Many people like the period details and want to keep their apartments as authentic as possible. Refinishing this older wood work can be a time-intensive, laborious process. Here we’ll walk through restoring…
Paint can and brush on a blue background

Different interior paints and their applications

Choosing the right type of paint is essential to achieve your desired finish and durability. Here are some commonly used interior paints and their applications.
Exposed damaged lath needing repair and plaster

Repairing Plaster & Lath Walls

Plaster and lath walls are a common feature in many New York City apartments. Before the 1950’s that was pretty much all they used (besides brick), so your pre-war apartment probably has plaster and lath. Beyond being difficult to replace, there are several reasons keeping plaster and lath is a good choice for your apartment:…
View out the window of an apartment in Manhattan overlooking Central Park

Our Worksite View

As a painting contractor working in New York City, we have had the opportunity to work in various residential apartments across the city. One of the perks of this job is getting to experience the stunning views from each property.
Hiring a painter in New York City - this one is using a roller to apply yellow paint to a wal

Hiring a painting contractor in New York City

When it comes to hiring a residential painting company in New York City, apartment owners should consider several factors to ensure that you hire a reputable and skilled professional for the job. Here are some key factors to keep in mind: Reputation & Experience Apartment and homeowners should research the painting company’s reputation and experience.…

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