A Skim coat plaster project in Queens New York

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A living room freshly skim coated with plaster

A living room freshly skim coated with plaster

After sanding and paint

After sanding and paint

The fireplace shot

The fireplace shot

The end result of the resurface with plaster (skim coat)

The end result of the resurface with plaster (skim coat)

A New York Painter Paints New York

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I was born and raised in New York City and started to work as a house painter for my uncle when I was 16. and years later managed to get a job with another contractor. He taught me some basic prep and painting techniques which I still use today. I have learned a lot more in my 17+ years as a professional paint and plaster contractor.

I have lived in New York and Los Angeles and have painted in both cities.

With hundreds of paint and plaster jobs done here and in Los Angeles, I feel confident I can deliver a quality job for you.

Browse my Blog and let me know what you think. I can also travel to nearby New Jersey, Including Wheehawken, Union City, North Bergen and Guttenberg.

Jud @ 917-459-7253

A Skim Coat Plaster Job Before and After

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Here is an example of a job I did last year. I prepped the wall for applying the plaster and then after the plaster dried I sanded it down and rolled primer and paint. The baseboard moldings were taken out and replaced.

“Skim” just means a thin layer of something. (Think: Skim Milk) This is where one applies a thin layer of Joint Compound or plaster over the walls or ceilings to smooth out imperfections or ugly walls.

It is a “prep for painting” process.  Call me if you need this service done. Jud @ 917-459-7253

A room in Queens New York

The finished product

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Hi. I am available for paint and plaster jobs in NYC and NJ

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18+ years experience. Free estimates and honest service. Clean and knowledgeable. New York and North New Jersey. Call me at 917-459-7253 or judthepainter@gmail.com

Color and trim paint examples. Ideas on how to paint

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One advanced technique on painting rooms is using color and white trim. Paint the wall space one color, usually dark, and a nice white color on the trim moldings.

Highlight the trim against a color

White ceiling and off white trim

A steady hand with the brush and a eye for contrast. White creates a exciting look instead of just one color

Stripping off old paint from wood

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Use a low toxic and “safe” paint stripper to remove old paint.
I recently used a few “green” products to take off stain from a wooden table. It worked ok, and did not harm my hands and hardly had any smell. I find this was fine for the small project I did

These are pictures of a “toxic” paint stripping project i did a few years back. Notice the several layers of paint coming off the older wood door frame.

Pain stripping project

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