Wall Trim Ideas: Faux Wainscoting in a NYC Dining Room

decorative fruits and flowers on a table in a 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.

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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…

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Repairing Plaster & Lath Walls

Exposed damaged lath needing repair and plaster

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:…

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Painting Terminology – A Glossary

interior painting equipment including brushes, rollers, and masking tape

Throughout our website you might notice terminology you are not familiar with. We want our clients to feel comfortable with all the processes and techniques we might apply on a project; here is a glossary of some of the terms you might encounter.

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