Interior Painting on the North Shore of Boston

May 1, 2016

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Interior painting takes a while when you’re dealing with a 4 bedroom Victorian built in South Hamilton in 1900. The North Shore house had all its original charm on the outside, along with a few more modern features like skylights to brighten up the second floor bedrooms. But the interior needed a face lift and also more color—this homeowner loves color.

Our crew painted the kitchen, dining room, powder room, hallways, stairs and bedrooms. First we evaluated the job to see where we would need to make repairs before beginning interior painting. We found places we needed to patch with a lightweight joint compound and other places that needed new drywall. Second, we made the repairs and then sanded and primed all the walls and the ceilings.

We painted the interior with the homeowner’s preferred colors, including red for the dining room walls. We also addressed a problem: bubbling on one of the walls.

Bubbling occurs after painting is finished and has a lot of different causes, including painting over a wet or dirty surface, using oil-based paint over an alkyd paint, and painting in hot or humid conditions. In this case, there was a source of moisture which our first evaluation didn’t detect. We fixed the moisture problem, replaced the drywall, coated with primer, and repainted.

As I’ve said many times in this blog, WORKS does more than paint: we fix problems. We will never disappear and leave you with an interior painting job that irritates you every time you look at it. WORKS is made up of construction experts who live on the North Shore of Boston as well as work here. Our clients are friends, neighbors, new residents, and life-long residents of the North Shore—just like us. If we find a problem while painting, someone on our team or an electrical or plumbing professional we work with regularly will fix it. That’s what good neighbors do.

Is your home ready for interior painting? Contact us today.

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