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Green No VOC Painting in Brooklyn Nursery

Here is a baby nursery we painted with green No-VOC paint for a couple with an infant. The yellow works well with the rug and the vibe of the room is upbeat but calm, I think. This room was initially a dark green, we had to prime the walls to keep the old color from bleeding through the light yellow. The built in shelves were removed and the walls and ceilings repaired. There was water damage in the ceiling from a roof leak that we repaired and it looks quite nice, I’m thinking. The wood floors were in good shape, so they were not re-sanded. The client plans on changing out the standard doorknobs. Going forward this will change from a nursery into a young girl’s room and the yellow will be appropriate for that.

We used Ben Moore Natura No VOC paint, and the clients were very happy with the lack of paint odor while we were working. The great thing about these paints is that they work well and you don’t get that paint odor for days afterward, great for small children and expecting parents.

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Park Slope Painters and Skim Coating in Brooklyn

Here is a Park Slope Brooklyn brownstone where we did wallpaper removal and skim coating. The walls had old 70s era wallpaper and deep cracks in them. We are excellent at removing wallpaper, and plaster wall repair, and skim coating damaged walls. This brownstone parlor had nice built in shelves on one side, which the new owner wanted to keep, so we painted them the same color as the walls, a Ben Moore Natura No VOC Linen White. We excel at using the new green No VOC paints, and avoid regular VOC paint as much as possible.

The hardwood floors were already in good shape, so we covered the floors with tarps and rosin paper to protect them. We did some ceiling repair, then moved on to removing the wallpaper , doing plaster repair, and skim coating the walls. Whenever I look at a job, when I see wallpaper, it tells me that there is plaster damage underneath. Wallpaper seems to be a quick fix for wall damage,  I’ve seen walls that crumble from behind the wallpaper.

After removing the wallpaper,  the wall has to be sealed and then plaster repairs are done, after the skim coat is applied, a light sanding happens, then several coats of primer go on before the painting of the top color. Don’t skip out on the primer, as skim coated walls suck up paint. Scroll down to see some before and after photos of wallpaper removal and skim coating.

After Wallpaper Removal, Before Plaster Wall Skim Coating

Plaster Wall Skim Coating After

Park Slope Painters 3rd Street Coop

Here is a 2 bedroom Park Slope Coop we painted recently using N0 VOC Benjamin Moore Natura paint. The couple has a 6 month old child, so using green painting techniques was important. We are the green painters of Park Slope, so it was a perfect fit.

The Kitchen, Living Room and Hallway were painted  Winter Solstice #1605, it has a nice blue mixed in with the gray, its what I call an adult color, I think it would look good with large art pieces hung on a wall.

No VOC Painting Ben Moore Winter Solstice #1605

The Master Bedroom and Bathroom are Benjamin Moore Natura Spring Meadow #486, a No-VOC paint in eggshell finish. This green is not ‘too green’ so it works well here for a bedroom. The previous color was a  yellow, so we had to prime the walls to make sure the yellow color did not bleed through into the green, not something you want to have happen. Its worth spending the extra time priming most walls, the top colors bloom better, and you eliminate any chance of the old color coming through.

The nursery was first painted Lemongrass #339 with the green No VOC paint, but the client thought it was way too yellow, so we had a consult and the client went with Lemon Souffle 331, which is still  yellow, but has some white in it. Another example of a green paint project by the green painters of Park Slope, Eric Paints Interiors, LLC.

Green Painters, literally Ben Moore Spring Meadow #486

Lemon Souffle in the nursery

Master bedroom

Master Bedroom

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Park Slope No VOC Painting a 2 BR

Here is a job us painters did in Park Slope ( where I live ) in a 2 bedroom coop apartment. We used the green no VOC Benjamin Moore Natura paints, we were painting for some very pregnant people. They chose the Ben Moore Calm as the main color for the kitchen – living room, and it works really well. we felt calm after painting it, and the clients were very happy with the paint choices. We did put up some test patches of colors for them to look at while we prepped the rooms for painting, and they thought about it while we patched and repaired the walls and sheetrock before the paint job. The wood floors were in good shape, so no need to sand them, and the final topcoats of paint made it all look great.

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The nursery was painted in a happy pink No VOC color from the Ben Moore Natura line as well. Pink colors can sometimes verge into purple, so the clients went with a brighter warmer pink for the baby’s nursery.

The master bedroom was an earth tone grey-green, a change from the white and pink of the other rooms. We painted the bathrooms Chantilly White in eggshell.

Prospect Heights Painters

Prospect Heights Painting

Prospect Heights Painters

Prospect Heights Painters

Here are some photos from a painting job we did in Prospect Heights. The client wanted an accent wall, between the kitchen and living room, and the client selected this orange red color. The photo doesn’t represent the color exactly, but they liked it, as they are Mets fans. We also painted two bedrooms, a nursery and an office with No VOC Benjamin Moore Natura. This is a condo on Sterling Street in Prospect Heights, so if you are looking for Prospect Heights Painters, we are the ones to call.

After skim coating the wall and painting it

Skim Coating and Wallpaper Removal in Park Slope Brooklyn

Here is a job where we had to remove wallpaper and skim coat the plaster walls. Usually when we see wallpaper, it means there was plaster damage that a previous owner did not want to fix, so they wallpaper the wall instead.

Wallpaper removal reveals the plaster damage, then we repair the plaster cracks and skim coat the walls. The walls then have that organic plaster feel again.

here is what we found after removing the wallpaper of this brownstone plaster wall

After skim coating the wall and painting it

A wall in the process of wallpaper removal

The same brooklyn brownstone wall after skim coating and painting

Park Slope & Prospect Heights Realtor Recommendations

2 friends of mine are realtors who work in Park Slope and Prospect Heights and the surrounding areas. Finding a good realtor is hard, so if you are looking for a reliable real estate agent, please consider calling David and Andrea.

David Cobell, Brown Harris Stevens, 718-399-4139  dcobell@bhsusa.com

Andrea Yarrington  Corcoran  718.832.4192  AYARRINGTON@Corcoran.com

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Park Slope Brownstone Repair Recommendation

I’ve had my landmark brownstone worked on several times by Hasan of Metro Restoration.  The most recent job Hasan did on our  brownstone  he resurfaced the whole front of the brownstone. Metro Restoration is NYC Landmarks approved, and makes all the paperwork really easy.

He’s a good guy , you can see photos of his work on his website : http://metrorestoration.net

You can call him at 718-521-1435

Here is our brownstone after being resurfaced by Metro Restoration, he also works on limestones and brick row houses :

3 Bedroom Coop off Sixth Avenue : EricPaints.com

The new owners of this Park Slope Coop had heard of us through Brownstoner, after looking for painters in Park Slope, they found us. Nice. If you are looking for painters in Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, please consider EricPaints.com for your painting needs.

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Living Room from the Kitchen

Nice daylight here

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Updated Kitchen

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The office, seen thru the Hallway, is painted a light blue

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The office

Skim Coat and Plaster Painting on 8th Avenue

We worked on a one bedroom coop that had a lot of water damage from leaks and the radiators. We did some skim coat work and plaster work to repair the walls. Here are some photos of the skim coat and plaster work, we, the painters in park slope and prospect heights, did.

The original wall had large cracks in the plaster

The original wall had large cracks in the plaster

chipping out the loose plaster and paint reveals the extent of the damage

chipping out the loose plaster and paint reveals the extent of the damage

the first layer of the plaster repair is applied to the wall, then sanded down. Then another plaster repair layer is applied

the first layer of the plaster repair is applied to the wall, then sanded down. Then another plaster repair layer is applied

The finished wall, after primer and 2 topcoats

The finished wall, after primer and 2 topcoats

Here is another example of skim coating and plaster repair on the same paint job, plus we chipped off the cracking paint from the windows and repainted them.

this wall and window were in bad shape

this wall and window were in bad shape

after we repaired the water damaged plaster and repainted the window

after we repaired the water damaged plaster and repainted the window

a few surface cracks means there is more than meets the eye

a few surface cracks means there is more than meets the eye

after opening up all the cracks and a first coat of plaster repair

after opening up all the cracks and a first coat of plaster repair