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As a homeowner, you’re probably confident in being able to DIY a lot of small jobs around the house, but the bigger your property gets, the sooner you’ll realize that residential interior painting might not be one of them.

 

Why hire a professional interior house painter?

Your surfaces might just need too much work. Setting aside the painting itself, the perfect residential interior paint job might involve textured coatings, sanding, scraping, caulking, and hole filling, and that’s not even mentioning setting up drop cloths, color matching, and work needing ladders and safety equipment.

That’s a lot of tools and a lot of expertise. If your home is in need of an interior refresh, painting can get very overwhelming, very quickly.

Ask the right questions.

A professional residential painter will provide estimates, and you should always ask for one. Low price doesn’t always mean the highest quality, so you should also ask about details of the paints being used, and warranty terms to make sure you’re comparing apples to apples.

Ask your potential contractor about cleanliness. Pros who use drop cloths and wear shoe coverings won’t track mud all over your house; who wants to hire contractors who don’t sweep up any dirt they leave behind?

Always check to see if your painters perform repairs. Sometimes the paint hides damage or moisture. It’ll cost more money, in the long run, to work with a contractor who paints over to hide these faults, instead of offering to make repairs.

It’s not just about how a professional interior house painter works, sometimes it’s about what they see. Ask about color choice. Professionals can give advice on the right colors to use that look good together, and even recommend particular brands of paint or grades.

 

C.E.T. Painting is YOUR professional residential interior house painter in Westchester county!

As a house painting company, we realize you never paint a room in isolation, and we have the right methods to provide the most satisfaction to our valued clients. We’ve been successfully painting homes for 15 years, and we never leave a job until our clients are happy.

Get started now and tell us about your project!

 

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Are you thinking about installing new floors in your home or business this year? A very popular option for many homeowners is epoxy floor coatings. When considering new flooring, affordability and durability are always high on all lists, so protecting them should be a priority. At C.E.T. Painting, our epoxy floor contractors near you can answer all your concerns and questions about this option.

Here are some benefits that epoxy flooring can bring to your house or business…

  • Durability

If you need durable and dependable flooring, epoxy coating over concrete offers an amazing value. Since its base is a resin and hardener, it makes this option one of the strongest flooring choices you can have. When compared to wood and marble, epoxy coating over concrete is much, much stronger. Also, its high resistance to water, impact, scratching, and heat makes it stand alone in the flooring world.

Because of its durability, epoxy flooring is a great option for utility rooms, garages, and basements. For commercial use, they are ideal for gyms, warehouses, shipping docks/areas, airplane hangars, and much more.

  • Eco-friendly

A big benefit of epoxy flooring is that it is eco-friendly. This is because these coatings do not have any VOCS and are completely non-toxic – a big plus for families and homeowners.  When installed properly by an epoxy floor contractor near you, you can improve visibility in any room due to the gloss and reflections of this type of flooring option.

  • Safe

Epoxy flooring can also be a great non-slip option for those looking to protect their family and children from potential slips and accidents. You can always speak to our C.E.T. Painting team to learn about your install and epoxy options.

  • Versatility

Epoxy flooring can also offer some customization and flexibility when it comes to looks. You can choose between different colors, potential textures, designs (depending on the product), and even safety qualities. So, no matter the area, you can find a match that will suit your needs and preference.

Hire Epoxy Floor Contractors from C.E.T. Painting

At C.E.T. Painting, we’re proud to offer epoxy floor coating solutions to Westchester County. For commercial buildings or garage floors, epoxy installation can survive years of wear and tear. Our epoxy contractors and C.E.T. team have over 20 years of industry experience. Whether for your home or business, we can help you get the best epoxy concrete coating and flooring solution.

Contact us for a free consultation about our services and get started on your next project now!

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C.E.T. Painting is excited to share with you a recently completed cabinet refinishing project in Scarsdale, New York.  The before, in-process, and after pictures below should give an indication of the comprehensive nature of the job and the modern aesthetic injected into this home.

 

 

To begin, this was already a beautiful, spacious kitchen with an island, stone countertops, stainless appliances, and a panel ready refrigerator integrated with contrasting, vented green cabinetry.

 

 

The cabinetry by the window had glass cabinet doors..

 

 

To prepare the area for painting, the cabinet doors were removed.  Other areas in the kitchen not being painted, such as the floors and pendant lighting, were covered in plastic.  Painting tape was applied around the high hats in the ceiling.

 

 

The sanding and painting done to the cabinets was meticulous.  The tile backsplash replacement was a separate project.  Here are some additional angles of our work-in-progress.

 

 

Our standard sanitary protocols include wearing booties over our shoes, placing drop cloths on all walking paths, and removing sanding dust to prevent spreading to other areas in your home.

 

In addition to the cabinet refinishing, we performed residential interior painting of walls and ceilings in the kitchen and leading to the kitchen.  After one week of work, voila – the transformation!

 

By keeping the hardware and refinishing instead of replacing the cabinetry, we were able to affect a completely new look in a compressed time for a reasonable budget.  We stripped and sanded the hardwood cabinet boxes, drawers, and doors down to its original, unvarnished state.  We then applied the base and topcoats of the new finish.  In between refinishing or replacing, there is a third option – refacing.  Refacing ends up being more costly than refinishing as only the cabinet boxes are kept, but doors, hardware and possibly drawers are replaced.  However, keeping the cabinets saves on costs and time since construction cost is essentially eliminated and the replacement doors can be reattached with simpler screwdriving.

 

The total budget for this project was less than five figures – at most 20% of what a completely new installation would have cost.  The installation time of one week compares favorably to the typical two-week installation time for tearing out and fitting new cabinets.  Of course, with custom cabinets, the lead time for ordering and measurement could stretch out additional weeks, if not months.

 

 

The owner was putting the home on the market and wanted a faster sales cycle.    This refresh injected a modern look, critical to many of today’s homebuyers.  In spring 2020, the median home on the market in the Scarsdale, NY 10583 zip code is listed at about $1.7 million.  Due to its top-rated K-12 Scarsdale Union Free School District as well as its sub one-hour commute time to Grand Central Station via Metro North Railroad, the Village is a coveted location in Westchester County, NY.  Knowing how demanding buyers and homeowners are, C.E.T. Painting delivers the highest quality all of the time and is fully committed to customer service.

Home Remodeling Contractors & Services in Westchester, NY

Whether you are interested in a complete refresh, paint or stain our refinishing service for kitchen cabinets is top shelf!  While this project took place in a private residence, C.E.T. Painting has completed commercial painting and remodeling jobs as well.  Investing in your business’ appearance is attractive to customers and is a benefit all employees can enjoy.

 

 

The owner was thrilled with the timeliness and quality of the project.  Whether you are in Scarsdale, Armonk, Chappaqua, or any other municipality, consider C.E.T. Painting, your home remodeling contractors of Westchester, NY.  For more examples of our work, be sure to browse our gallery.  To read what other customers think about us, read our testimonials.  We offer online and video estimates.  We continue to follow sanitary protocols to keep you, your home, and our workers safe.  Call us at (914) 615-1415 or visit us at www.CETPainting.com to schedule an appointment today!

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At C.E.T. Painting, we understand that our neighbors, clients, and community are currently adapting to new norms and ways of life during this COVID-19 pandemic. Our team wants you to know that we take safety extremely seriously, and in the event, you were planning a remodeling project, we’re happy to inform you we can still make that happen!

At C.E.T. Painting, we’re taking some innovative steps during these times to ensure we can deliver our services to you and your loved ones.

Virtual Consultations & Services

We are currently offering virtual presentations and consultations. The way it works is that once you contact us, our team will take pictures of the exterior of your home (you can also send us pictures of the interior if needed). Our C.E.T. Painting team will then connect with you via a virtual online meeting, and using split-screen technology, we can discuss your project and also give you examples of our previous work and what might suit your home’s needs.

Once we have the estimates, we will then offer you a complete project proposal with pricing options, and the products and materials we will be utilizing.

Additional Safety Precautions

As mentioned, at C.E.T. Painting, we take safety and cleanliness extremely seriously, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic. To give you peace of mind, here are some of the ways we are implementing even stricter safety measures within our team.

  • Any team members who fall ill or have a cough, fever, sore throat, or have any other flu-like symptoms are being asked to stay home.
  • We are providing all our teams and workers with alcohol-based hand sanitizer. If they have access to a washroom, they have been instructed to wash their hands for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  • Exterior projects will have their own portable toilet on site – there will be no need for them to go inside your home.
  • All surfaces and touchpoints will be frequently cleaned and disinfected.
  • We are encouraging all our team to utilize gloves when working on site.
  • All workers at C.E.T. Painting are being urged to stay away from large crowds and any individuals that are sick or showing symptoms.

C.E.T. Painting

To learn more about our interior and exterior painting, siding installation, and remodeling services, please contact our team today by calling (914) 615-1415.

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After years of withstanding nature’s wrath – tropical storms, severe thunderstorms, heavy rains, ice storms, and strong winds – your home’s exterior may start to look worn. To beautify and modernize your home, consider replacing your siding. Siding installation is both a wise short-term and long-term investment. For those who intend to sell their homes, realtors will likely be more attracted to their property and for those who intend to stay a while, maintenance costs will be lower. Old siding can be an eyesore, and could drive potential buyers away. So, what do homeowners stand to gain, in addition to increasing their home’s curb appeal, when they replace their siding? Let’s find out. Read more »

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How Commercial Painters Can Improve Your Business

Sometimes, the greatest hurdle to a business lies in the appearance of the building itself. Commercial interior and exterior painting is a great way to attract new customers, and breathe new life into an outdated building.

At C.E.T. Painting, we offer renowned commercial painting services, along with several other solutions that will help you stay on top of your overall building maintenance. The following are three ways that our commercial painters can remedy your commercial building.

Benefits of Commercial Interior and Exterior Painting Services

Freshen up the appearance of your business

Due to exposure to the elements, the coat of paint on the exterior of your commercial building is bound to fade over time. This can make your business appear dated and unappealing to onlookers. With reputable commercial painters and high-quality materials, business owners can enjoy a fresh appearance that will last for years to come. Similarly, customers expect to see a well-kept space with a fresh look when they enter your business. Our commercial interior painting services are a great option for those looking to update the look of their business or rebrand their space. Business owners can view our online painting gallery to get an idea of our modern paint options.

Remedy cracking

Exterior paint is prone to cracking, especially if the original coat was not applied using high-quality materials. This can leave your business looking like it’s falling apart at the seams. Problems like paint cracking require the knowledge of an experienced commercial painter to remove the cracked material before applying a new coat of paint. Our painters may do this by pressure washing the exterior of the building to remove chipped paint, which will result in a smooth appearance with no traces of the original, damaged material. If you are looking for an alternative to paint, our contractors are happy to go over your options for siding installation during a free consultation.

Remove mold

Mold can accumulate on the exterior of your building, and eventually seep into the interior causing further problems if it is not removed. Inexperienced painters may not know what to look for and wind up painting over dangerous and unsightly mold. At C.E.T. Painting, we will tackle any problems that arise before our paint hits the surface.

Our contractors have been proudly serving Westchester County, NY businesses since 2004. Contact us today for a free estimate on our commercial painting services!

 

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Choosing the best color scheme for your master bedroom is an important decision to help you maximize style and comfort. A wide variety of color options are always available to help you create a unique style that is perfect for your home. When planning a paint job, consider how the paint colors match or contrast with your existing decor. Every color palette evokes different emotions and so in thinking about bedroom colors, let’s explore some different ideas.

Most Popular Color Trends for Your Master Bedroom

Four Great Colors for Residential Interior Painting Projects

Relax with a Blue Color Scheme

Choosing a blue color scheme is a great way to help you relax and unwind from each day. Soft misty blues are always a popular choice, or you may prefer a darker blue slate with white accents to help you brighten the room and take advantage of natural light.

Experience the Coziness of Gray & White

The colors of gray and white are another popular choice for a bedroom. White can open up the room and make it appear to be more spacious and brighter in the morning. Gray is also an excellent choice, and you can choose from a wide range of shades to best match your style.

Add Comfort with a Green Color Scheme

The color green also has a calming effect on your body, as it makes you feel much safer. A leafy or pale green color is a daring yet magnificent choice for a master bedroom. You can also choose a darker green if you prefer to immerse yourself in your bedroom. A white accent wall is also a popular choice to lighten up the entire room.

Enjoy the Beauty of Pastels & Pinks

Many people love to create a romantic design by using pastels and pinks for their master bedroom. A dusty rose is an excellent option that will change with the light to give your bedroom a unique style throughout the day and night. You can even choose to use a slight hint of pale yellow to add color and style for your bedroom.

Enjoy the Beauty of Pastels & Pinks

 

C.E.T. Painting Has You Covered

C.E.T. Painting has over 16 years of experience in residential interior painting for a variety of clients. We can help you transform your entire bedroom by letting you choose your favorite color for a truly unique style. Customer satisfaction is always our top priority, as we take pride in meeting the individual needs of each client.

Feel free to give us a call today for more information about our residential interior painting services in Chappaqua and Westchester County.

 

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HOW TO BEAT THE WINTER BLUES

There are times and seasons for everything. Winter is now upon us. To some in Westchester County, this is excellent news because winter brings about feelings of joy; some play with snow while others sit by the fire, sipping hot chocolate thinking of past winter seasons and the good times ahead. Unfortunately, not everybody enjoys winter.

Around 5% of all Americans feel generally unhappy, tired, and depressed during winter. These people may suffer from a condition known as Seasonal Affective disorder, which only occurs during the winter season. They may tend to oversleep, gain weight, have low energy levels, and become easily irritated. So, what are some ways to overcome the winter blues and positively impact mental health? Let’s go through some mood boosting ways to do so.

 

Start a Winter Painting Project

Winter is when most people in Westchester County spend the most time at home. You can make these hours count by starting a winter project that is not only achievable but also enjoyable. One such project is giving the spaces in your house a fresh coat of paint. Doing so not only brightens your home’s outlook, but it also improves your moods when you apply specific paint colors to your walls. These colors include brown, orange, red, and yellow to those who are missing the sun. Adding hot hues with neutral settings is among the easiest ways to inject energy and warmth into your space.

Upgrade your Lighting

5 WAYS TO BRIGHTEN UP YOUR WESTCHESTER COUNTY HOME

Go around your house and choose the main sources of light that you feel don’t give off the best light. When you find them, make a point of upgrading them to beautiful and bright showpieces that bring light to your space. You can also install colored bulbs in different spaces to boost the mood of the rooms, depending on how you use them.

Reflective Pieces

A good way of lifting the mood in different rooms is by including metallic pieces, lamps, and mirrors. Items which bounce light are considered instant mood lifters by light experts. Mirrors, lamps, and metallic accents work the double duty of bringing flashes of colors and gleaning glitter to your spaces.

Wall Art

Wall art brings energy to rooms and adds character to your spaces. You can pin up your children’s paintings, make art pieces, or buy them. Doing this brings feel-good factors to your interiors when the days get darker.

Soft Furnishings

During winter, you can make your home feel warm and cozy by filling your rooms with throws, rugs, bedding, and cushions. They make your home look great, and they are comfortable and affordable. Add bold and bright throw pillows to your sofas or purchase new bedspreads to liven things up.

 

Light therapy and painting your Westchester County home bright colors help rooms feel more comforting. These design cues help counter circadian rhythms and symptoms of sadness that sometimes occur due to shorter days and colder weather. If you are feeling overwhelming depressive symptoms, do consult a mental health professional. If what you need is a simpler “pick me up,” C.E.T. Painting has color psychology experts who can advise you on your interior painting project. We consider your furnishings, the intended results, and the positions of the main sources of natural light to your home before jointly deciding the best way forward with you. Get in touch with us by booking an appointment through our website or by calling (914) 615-1415.