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Pros and Cons of Paint Finishes – Free Guide

You have selected every single paint color you want to use to renovate your home. However, have you started thinking about what finish is the most prudent to match up with each color? A single paint color can look completely different based on the finish you choose. We know it can be an intimidating process to select the right finish, especially when there are so many options available and each of them produces a very unique effect.

That is why we created this guide. This article is for you. From the basics to the peculiar aspects, we describe here the major differences among the most commonly used finishes. From the durability to what project each finish type is perfect for, learn not only what glossiness paint finishes have but also how hard it is to work with each of them, which will impact directly on the cost of your project. Currently, among the best paint brands, we have seven types of finishes.

The most common are: flat, matte, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss, gloss, and high-gloss.

Flat: no-sheen, good to hide minor imperfections, doesn’t offer protection, durable and washable
Only recommended to be used on ceilings. Since ceilings are areas where people don’t usually touch we recommend this type of finish to be used only for ceiling projects. This type of finish doesn’t offer great protection to the surface where it is applied. Since it doesn’t reflect any light and color, it is not recommended to be used in walls since it can easily move or be removed with a stronger touch.


Matte: similar to flat finish, has low-sheen and offers protection
Commonly used in interior projects, similar to “flat finish”, in the past, matte finishes didn’t offer any protection. With the advance of technology, nowadays we can find matte finishes with protection. Mattes are very washable which makes it extremely popular among homeowners. This type of finish produces a “velour effect”, which is good to match with an inspiring decoration placed in social areas of the house, such as family rooms and kitchens.

Eggshell: smooth, low-sheen, offers protection
This finish is easy to be cleaned – it can be scrubbed – however, it is not recommended for retouches. It is recommended for high traffic areas, such as stairways, hallways. This finish was extremely popular at the beginning of the 2000s. The best benefit of this finish is protection.


Satin: silky, multi-purpose, low-sheen, easy to be cleaned
Extremely popular nowadays, in the past this finish was most used in areas with a lot of activity, such as hallways, play & kids’ rooms. However, nowadays satin finishes are most used in trims. Although it is very easy to be cleaned, it doesn’t work well with touch-ups. It matches really well when it is applied in trims of rooms that have walls painted with a matte finish.

Semi-gloss: mid-sheen, durable, scrubbable, high stain and moist resistance
A very durable finish that 90% of the time is used in wood, such as trims, doors, and crown molding. Although it is very hard to be touched-up, it is very easy to be cleaned. It is rarely used in walls and ceilings – unless it is a requirement coming from the interior designer or homeowner.


Gloss: bright sheen, stain-resistant, and washable
The gloss finish stays in between the semi-gloss and the high-gloss finishes. Very easy to clean and almost impossible to accept touch-ups, it is much more stain-resistant than the satin and flat types. Gloss finishes are strictly used for trims, accent built-ins, cabinets, and doors.

High-gloss: “lacquered effect”/”glass-like sheen”, hardest to apply out of all the paint finishes, super durable
Very popular nowadays, different from other glosses, this one can be used not just on wood, but also on walls and ceilings, depending on the brand – we recommend Fine Paints of Europe. Since it shows all imperfections of the surface when applied if you choose to have this finish in your project make sure to be aware that it will be a very labor-intensive one. Almost impossible to accept touch-ups, it is a very challenging finish to work with. This finish requires the painter a lot of precision, attention, and care. On the flip side, it is super easy to clean and a super light-reflective and statement-making.

Protecting Our Team and Your Painting Project From COVID-19

In the middle of a world of uncertainty brought by the COVID-19 outbreak, Level Five Painting, LLC. is making sure our team is taking extra steps to continue keeping our employees and clients’ safety in the first place. In a challenging time to all, we are monitoring up-to-minute COVID-19 information and updates. As an organization committed to wellness and excellence, we will continue to operate responsibly providing a safe environment for both our clients and staff. By following all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) steps, we are assuring our crew is properly trained and healthy while our client’s homes are protected.

We understand that some clients prefer to cancel their projects or postpone their conclusion dates. For those who will prefer to continue their projects schedule normally, our company will make sure to accommodate all requirements to keep everyone’s safe. If clients prefer to not have any contact with our crew, Level Five Painting, LLC. is open to coordinate project details with transparency, follow our clients’ preferences while continuing a safe work. Our contact line is always open to anyone at (617) 869-9446 and contact@levelfivepaintingllc.com.

Knowing the risks of COVID-19, Level Five Painting, LLC. is taking specific steps and precautions to keep our team safe not only while is working in our clients’ projects but also when they are at their own homes. Our company conducted a small training with all our crew in our office last Friday (March, 13th). We showed all of our employees the risks and complications originated from COVID-19 contamination. We talked about how to prevent the virus and the steps to avoid getting sick.

Steps Being Taken By Level Five Painting, LLC. to Ensure Safety:

  • Temperature Measurement: Every morning, Level Five Painting, LLC. is measuring the temperature of all our employees before they go to the job site. Employees who present any symptoms of COVID-19 contamination, such as fever, will not be allowed to work. Those will be sent either to their homes or to a primary care office to get proper treatment and care. Level Five Painting, LLC. is prohibiting any employees who present any symptoms of cold and regular flu (Influenza) to come to work. As far as we know, none of our employees have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Indirect Virus Transmission: For the time being, our employees are discouraged to shake hands and play with clients’ kids and pets. Our goal is to avoid spreading COVID-19 to all – employees, clients and our community, as people can carry and transmit the virus without showing any symptoms.
  • Photo ID Badge: To ensure transparent and easy communication, all our employees are carrying their photo IDs badge while working in our clients’ houses. If clients need to communicate with anyone working on-site, they will know their names and roles. This will help our company to streamline communication between our crew and our clients.

  • Clean and Disinfect: EPA-registered household disinfectants are being used in our clients’ houses multiple times every day during this outbreak – with the exception of clients who are allergic to a specific cleaning product (substitutions can be made). Our team is cleaning all surfaces in every project multiple times throughout the day. At the end of every single day that we are working in our clients’ houses, our team will disinfect doorknobs and main surfaces with 70% alcohol. If clients prefer, we can also provide portable toilets – this way, our employees will not be using our clients’ bathrooms.
  • Gloves and Face Masks: Our team is fully equipped and wearing latex gloves and face masks at all times while working in our clients’ projects. Our goal is to avoid any type of contamination and to keep our employees as well as our clients safe.

While we coordinate steps to ensure our community’s safety, Level Five Painting, LLC. would like everyone to remember that we are a small business. As part of our history, we support our employees, therefore their families depend on our business to have a comfortable, dignified and honest life. At this moment of uncertain and tough decisions, we ask our clients and partners to continue helping and collaborating with the job we do on a daily basis. Since the situation is complex and things are evolving rapidly, we will continue to keep our communication open with everyone that has any questions or concerns. If our plans change, we will let everyone know. Be safe!

Cabinet Painting 1:1 – What to Request and Expect

Level Five Painting LLC.’s project done in Dover (MA) with M.L. Campbell Resistant Lacquer

Cabinet painting is one of the most prestigious painting processes. It shows sophistication and care in any residency. Although it’s such a powerful service, capable of transforming an entire kitchen, it must be done properly. Level Five Painting, LLC. believes that no one deserves to waste time and money with miss information. To celebrate the upcoming season and start our series of Autumn Articles, our team prepared a guide that you must read if you are thinking about starting any cabinet painting project. Here you will find everything you can expect from a well-executed cabinet painting service as well as a list of criteria that will define a perfect painting contractor for you and your home.

What to expect from a cabinet painting service executed by reliable professionals:

Communication is the key: the first thing Level Five Painting, LLC. does when we meet clients is talking to them to understand their needs and what results they expect. The contractor-client relationship should be based on communication and trust. From the painting contractor perspective, it’s extremely important to inform the client how the painting process will work based on what the client is looking for.

Requests & Services: not just because you want to transform your cabinets that it means you only have one option to choose from the range of services. Here are some of the most common requests our team has received over the past years:

  • Request I: some clients ask to change the color of its cabinets’ stain – to darker or lighter – but keep the same finish. In this case, our team must start the process by stripping the entire cabinetry to be able to see and touch the bare wood which those cabinets were made of. To prep the cabinets to stain we have to the following procedures; first cleaning, chemical stripping, and light sanding the cabinets; in the detailed parts such as molding, after all, display the exact stain color selected by the client. After that, we apply 2 coats of stain – lacquer clear or polyurethane clear.
  • Request II: another common scenario is when the client wants to change the stain to a solid color. It can be done with any paint color or hard coating finish (lacquer). In both cases, the following procedure consists of first cleaning and light sanding the cabinets; in the detailed parts such as molding, then applying the sanding sealer; applying 2 coats of primer followed by 2 coats of solid lacquer (hard coating with any color), or paint color (latex or oil paint).

Note: it’s also necessary to know if the client wants the painting contractor to change the puller and doorknobs – in this case, it’s required to patch all holes and then re-drill the hardware.

Level Five Painting LLC.’s project done in Orleans (MA) with M.L. Campbell Resistant Satin

Process and deadlines: Level Five Painting, LLC.’s process includes our team explaining to clients that:

If the job will be done in existing cabinets, our painting team will paint the cabinets box in the own client’s house. The front door of drawers and cabinet doors will be painted in our warehouse in the spray booth. This way, the client has access to its kitchen right after we finish painting the cabinets boxes.

  • This process takes – depending on the size of the cabinets – 7 days, which is broken down into 3 parts:
    1 part (3-4 days): work at the own client’s house
    2 part (3-4 days): working in the warehouse
    3 part: return to the client’s house to install the cabinets
  • This process takes – depending on the size of the cabinets – 7 days, which is broken down into 3 parts:
    1 part (3-4 days): work at the own client’s house
    2 part (3-4 days): working in the warehouse
    3 part: return to the client’s house to install the cabinets

Level Five Painting LLC.’s project done in the South End (MA) with High Gloss Lacquer

Product selection: it’s extremely important to hire professionals that can work with the most different types of products. Here are the most used products in cabinet painting projects:

  • Original/Solvent-base lacquer: It’s very important to emphasize that although the original lacquer has a hard finish, offers strong protection against stains, long durability, and smooth results, it is made from a solvent base and it has a strong smell
  • Water-based lacquer: allergic individuals don’t have to worry about suffering during a cabinet painting process. Our team is also able to work with water-based lacquer. It offers a great finish with a weaker smell. It’s important to note that this type of lacquer is not as durable as solvent-based lacquer
  • Paint: paint products range from oil to latex base. Oil-base products are more durable, but lighter colors tend to yellow when the time goes by. Latex-based products are more sensitive to stains and it’s not so durable as the oil-base. It requires a way more detailed and time-consuming surface preparation

Color selection: receiving the most complete information about available colors and its processes is a basic right of any client. Some products, such as lacquer itself and lacquer-based products, require more time to be prepared, some products can be found in stores ready to be used.

Example: if the client wants to paint its cabinets with a lacquer that matches a specific color from Benjamin Moore, it requires us 3-4 days to prepare and achieve that perfect match. Level Five Painting, LLC. believes the client should be aware of any deadlines.

Level Five Painting LLC.’s project done in Beacon Hill (MA) Resistant Satin

Why choose Level Five Painting, LLC. as your cabinet painting contractor:

Level Five Painting, LLC. always communicate with clients that cabinets are the most expensive part of their houses, so its painting process must be done with detail and attention. It requires time and expertise. Because of the quality of our work, our respect put in every wood project, Level Five won the first place in the M.L Campbell “We Respect Wood” contest.

Level Five Painting, LLC. assures rigid quality control of the entire painting process to make sure every detail will be taken care of. Level 5 means the highest quality that your painting project deserves. By hiring Level Five Painting, LLC. clients can expect the best result and quality of cabinets.

Our team works to satisfy our clients and our own quality control. “Many times, we started jobs that we were hired to fix mistakes that other painting contractor did to cabinets. If the client had hired our team in the first place it would have cost less them they ended up paying to fix horrendous mistakes by non-professional painters”, said Jorge Aurichi, founder of Level Five Painting, LLC.

Level Five Painting LLC.’s project done in Hingham (MA) Resistant Satin

Level Five Painting, LLC. is located at 950 Watertown Street Suite 6, Newton (MA). You can contact the office by emailing at contact@levelfivepaintingllc.com or calling at (617) 869-9446.

Wallpaper is Back

Level Five Painting, LLC.’s project done in Wellesley (MA) with Thibaut Grasscloth

Very common in the 60s to mid-70s, when houses were made from horsehair plaster, contractors, developers, and homeowners used wallpaper to mainly cover wall imperfections. Over the years, wallpaper changed a lot – not only in terms of the materials those coverings are made from but also its purpose. As trends come and go, wallpaper never went out of style, but some people may have forgotten how valuable this type of covering can be. Nowadays, as technology allows, manufacturers can develop many styles of wallpapers from the most diverse materials. Today, wallpapers are not used to cover imperfection – but to decor houses and add sophistication to any ambient.

Level Five Painting, LLC.’s project done in Marblehead (MA) with Schumacher Grasscloth

Pre-service

One of the main services offered by Level Five Painting, LLC. is wallpaper removal & hanging. If you are wondering how to get a wallpaper installed at your project, here are how Level Five Painting handles the process of a wallpaper hanging project.

When a client calls Level Five Painting, LLC. the first step to being taken care of is to schedule an in-person meeting at the project location.

The second step of the process is to question what type of wallpaper the client wants to be installed. This is a key question because the type of wallpaper will determine the pricing of installation as well as the quantity of wallpaper to be ordered and the duration the project will take.

Types of wallpaper

  • Pre-pasted wallpaper has the adhesive applied to its back
  • Unpasted wallpaper requires adding adhesive to its back to being hanged on walls
  • Grasscloth: very commonly used nowadays, this type of material is texturized, with a random pattern and heavy height. It can be made from natural or synthetic fibers. Within this material, perfect seams are not possible. The client must be aware that every project done with grasscloth is different from others because of the uniqueness of this type of material
  • Abstract: this type of wallpaper doesn’t display a repeated pattern. It can be done in a grasscloth or vinyl printed or linen (fabric)
  • Illustrated: this type of wallpaper displays repeated patterns. Some of these wallpapers display their repeats horizontally or vertically, within the most diverse distance
  • Murals: Murals are the most sophisticated wallpaper that can be handed printed, reproductions of art word, custom landscape, and etc. Those are sold by each panel

The third step of the process is to measure the dimensions by analyzing wall by wall that the wallpaper will be installed as well as if the room has doors and windows.

The fourth key question is to determine if the wallpaper has any repeats in it. It’s extremely important to emphasize that more repeats within a wallpaper it means more waste.

Wallpaper Installation Process

Level Five Painting, LLC.’s project done in Newton (MA) using the Abstract Wallpaper type

Once the project is approved it’s necessary to prepare walls. The preparation phase of any project is highly important. Nowadays, wallpapers are not created to cover imperfection, it means if your walls are not proper preparation you are wasting money. The preparation includes patching walls to fix any holes and uneven surfaces; sanding, cleaning, and priming walls (with vinyl primer) to finally install the wallpaper.

BEFORE | AFTER of a Level Five Painting, LLC.’s project done in Foxborough (MA)


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It is important to emphasize that each type of wallpaper has different pricing. Level Five Painting, LLC. recommend to everyone that is thinking about having a wallpaper installed at home, to work with interior designers. Some wallpaper stores don’t sell wallpaper rolls direct to the client themselves, and when it does is commonly overpriced. Interior designers have access to where and how to buy the best wallpapers for you and your project without overcharging you for service and the material itself.


Level Five Painting, LLC.’s project done in Marblehead (MA) using the Printed Wallpaper type

Wallpaper is an investment. That’s why is so important to work with professionals that won’t make you waste your time and money. Level Five Painting, LLC. works with the best interior designers of New England with years of experience.

Level Five Painting, LLC.’s project done in Needham (MA) using the Textured/Metallic Wallpaper type

Our team is ready to recommend a professional interior designer that will fit your needs, will not overcharge you and will also help you select the best wallpaper to suit your style. From our side, we only charge our clients for the preparation of walls as well as the installation of
the wallpaper. Contact us at (617) 869-9446 or contact@levelfivepaintingllc.com.

Winter Offer – Paint Two Rooms And We Will Paint One Bathroom For Free*

Every winter we have a huge offer to our existing clients and the new ones. The coldest season of 2019 will not be any different. Between the month of January and March, everyone who decides to sign a contract with us to paint two rooms will get the bathroom labor for free. The client will only pay for the paint costs. It’s the perfect opportunity to transform your house and get ready for the new year.

Terms and conditions: the work must be scheduled until March 31st, 2019 and the rooms must be the minimum size of 12ft. x 12ft. The bathroom service must follow the same specs as the painted rooms. The bathroom service does not include wallpapers, special finishes, and mirrors. While signing the contract, remember, this offer is not valid with other promotions.

To get your project scheduled just contact our team, get a quote and enjoy!

Website: www.levelfivepaintingllc.com/contact-us/

E-mail address: contact@levelfivepaintingllc.com

Phone number: (617) 869-9446

Winter Projects: Mudroom

Winter is almost here. The coldest season of the year starts on Friday, December 21st, 2018 and ends on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019. It will be more than 90 days of windy, snowy and cold days, at least for us living in New England. That is the reason why we are starting a new series of posts. Our goal is to inspire everyone to enjoy what this season has best to offer.

When the winter starts everything we want is to get home and have a nice place to keep all our seasonal clothing organized and ready to use. This place could easily be a mudroom. Very common in many houses, this “space” is a great solution to store everything your family – and yourself – need during the cold days. Why not transforming an uninteresting entry in a well painted and designed mudroom? In this post, we selected a few options that Level Five Painting, LLC. has painted in the past years. Get inspired.

Done in Brookline (MA) with the help of our friend and interior designer Emily Condon, this is a modern mudroom which walls received our painting service. In this room, our team used the color “Paper Doll CSP-485” by Benjamin Moore.

What about giving a new look to your old mudroom? Our wallpaper hanging service can help you with that. Get inspired by this room painted by our team in Needham (MA). The cabinets were coated with “White Dove OC-17” from Benjamin Moore and INSL-X products. The wallpaper was also installed by our talented team.

Simply and efficient: this mudroom was painted in Needham (MA) with the color “Linen White 912” from Benjamin Moore. It was coated with an INSL-X product.

If you are you tired of calm colors, what about a nice and nothing obvious green mudroom to change things a little bit? In West Newton (MA) our team painted this mudroom with the color “Uncertain Gray SW 6234” from Sherwin Williams.

Here is another picture of the same mudroom getting painted. We hope you have enjoyed this selection the same way we did painting these rooms.


1)
 “Paper Doll CSP-485” from Benjamin Moorebit.ly/2rFUJSu

2) “White Dove OC-17” from Benjamin Moorebit.ly/2EprNWx

3) Linen White 912″ from Benjamin Moorebit.ly/2nXYNuz

4) “Uncertain Gray SW 6234” from Sherwin Williamsbit.ly/2GnHLD3

 

Sudbury Interior Painting Project

Some people love when we talk about our residential projects. In this post, we will tell details about our most recent interior project done in Sudbury (MA) and had Christine Nelson as the interior designer responsible for it. The client was expecting a high level of work quality as well as excellent finish. The project had a duration of 10 days – it was completed in two stages during July/2018. Level Five Painting, LLC. worked with four painters on site. The house was built in 1998 and the condition if the structure was good. The scope of work was to change the colors (walls/ceiling) of the living room, foyer, and hallway as well as to paint the walls/ceiling of the playroom and master suite. Also, the project required wood work and wallpaper removal/installation. The color selected to be painted in the walls of the living room, foyer and hallway was the “India Yellow n. 66” from Farrow and Ball. In this project, we had high ceilings (and because of that we had to use scaffoldings). We also had to deal with a fine marble floor and carpet – which required us to use protection against dust/stain.


Overall, the project was completed on time and in the budget. The condition of the walls in the bedroom was good. We had to do a minimum of patching. Our team cleaned and sanded between painting coats. In the master bedroom, we had to remove the old wallpaper (grasscloth), prepare/skincoat the walls to install the new and fine piece. The walls in the master bathroom had Venetian Plaster so we had to sand and skincoat it.

                                                                                                                 

One of the client’s request was to remove an art panel located in the foyer and to install it again after the painting service was completed. The panel had eight different and small pieces that to be positioned in the right way it required to be on a certain level and order. Another request was to paint one wall with a specific product- which was toxic. The client was extremely concerned about air pollution in the house. To deal with this product, we had to use specific equipment to control the dust (fast tool). Another request was to overprotect the floors and make sure the client was aware of everything that was going on in his house – the client visited the job site very frequently and they were demanding.

Something peculiar about this project was that, tor the first time in our company’s life, the own client sent us their contract to work in their house. Although our price was higher than any other painting company, the client felt comfortable enough to sign the contract with Level Five Painting, LLC. We believe that our professionalism, the way our team answered the client’s questions and handled their concerns convinced them to choose our company over any other one. Another good point was that we provide our clients with a consistent team. The same four painters who started the project were the ones who finished and in the very beginning, the clients met them all.

During the execution of the project, the client asked us to paint two walk-in closets – which were full of clothing and our team pleasantly removed them all. In the beginning, the request was to paint the master bedroom ceiling in high gloss. After the work is done the client did not like the finished result and asked us to change to an eggshell finish. Another last-minute request was regarding the dining room. The homeowner asked us to remove the wallpaper as well as the window treatment. The removal of the window treatments caused holes in the walls and required our team to patch these holes and then paint over it.

The clients required a very high level of skill especially in terms of wallpaper application. Although the wallpaper was vinyl and didn’t have repeats, it was a type of piece that if you don’t install with patience and knowledge it shows all its seams. Our goal was to do a perfect job. About the cuttings in the high: the walls in the foyer and living room were approximately 25 ft so we had to provide extremely skilled painters to do the job. The house had a “bridge” between the living room and the foyer that allows the clients to see the cuttings very close from the top. Another high level demanded by the clients was the skincoat. They were expecting sort of a “new wall” so it was a very challenging part of this project.

Thankfully, the client was extremely happy and surprised. He told us that no one has ever worked in his house the way we did. He focused on our cleaning and work organization. According to him, every single dollar he invested in our service was worth it.


Some were the challenging aspects of this project. One of them was to deal with objects that were extremely expensive. Another point was to use some unusual tools, such as Baker (scaffolding); extension ladders (24 ft.) and work platforms. The biggest challenge in this project was that our wallpaper installer ended up getting sick for one week. We had to talk to the client to discuss the finish date. Overall, we had everything planned but we couldn’t control human sickness. Thankfully, the client understood the entire situation and we could finish the project on time.

Our safety plan was to take care of the high parts of the project first with only new equipment. Another point was that we only let any painter use the extension letter with the supervision and help of another painter. We only use equipment that offered stability and safety to work in that environment.

My main concern regarding this project was that for the first time in our company’s life we had to work with the client’s own contract. After all, we had the contract renegotiated because the first version of it was only protecting the clients. We had to add some points in the contract to protect our company as well as add some PDCA standards.

                                                                                                                 

      

This project ended up being unique because of its clients. They are very nice people to work with. Also, the high level of painting techniques and customer service required in this project.

                                                                                               

The products were selected according to the interior designer specs. The finishes were selected regarding the situation of the house (if it has children/age, pets, what kind of surfaces). Farrow and Ball products were selected to be used in this product because the owner wanted a very vivid color and an excellent finish.

                                                                      

                                                                                               

Products used in walls (foyer, living room, hallway):

“Indian Yellow n.66” from Farrow and Ballbit.ly/2OopKnw

Products used in the master bathroom:

Walls: “Mauve Desert 2113-50” from Benjamin Moorebit.ly/2ytZbHJ

Ceiling: “Violet Pearl 1451” from Benjamin Moorebit.ly/2AnLU58

 

Products used in the master bedroom:

Ceiling: painted with the color “Elephant Gray 2109-50” from Benjamin Moore and finished with the high gloss/eggshell effect: bit.ly/2POlxdR

Wallpaper: “T3003” from Thibaut (were used 32 single rolls): bit.ly/2ysUWMw

Roman Wallpaper Primer Pro-935: bit.ly/2EPZ1An

Wallpaper Inspiration #2


Last week we talked about wallpaper and how beautiful fabric can transform your house in our post of the week that you can read here. Today we want to continue our discussion about wall coverings and we hope you can get inspired with one more selection of beautiful projects done by our team. Starting with this gorgeous project completed in Needham (Massachusetts) with the help of our friend and interior designer Christine Nelson. In this living room, we installed the wallpaper “Haruki Sisal 5004720 – Color Charcoal” from Schumacher. The piece ended up being spectacular on the walls closed to the fireplace.


If you are looking for something to decorate smaller rooms such as your powder room we have a great option for you! This large scale wallpaper is the “Feather Bloom” from Schumacher. The interior designer responsible for this project located in Jamaica Plain (Boston/Massachusetts) is Emily Condon.


Selected by the interior designer Christine Nelson to one of our projects in Needham (Massachusetts) this is how a wall from the vestibule is looking after our wallpaper hanging service. This piece is from Phillip Jeffreis (6404 | Blossom, Purple Umber on Silver Silk).


Here is the final result of a great transformation in the basement of a family in Newton (Massachusetts). The responsibility for such an unique project is the interior designer Sarah Cole and she documented everything on this post. This part of the house received our wallpaper application. This piece is the “Axis (Color: Lime/Peony/Sunset)” from the brand Scion Fabrics.

If you did not like the first option of wall coverings to your living room we have a second one which is from Phillip Jeffreis. If you are looking for an elegant result you should go for their “grasscloth” selection. Great and a big variety of options.
This example surrounding the fireplace is from our project in Newton (Massachusetts) which the interior designer responsible was Emily Condon.

For dining room options our big project done in Needham (Massachusetts) can get you inspired. Selected by Christine Nelson this piece is from Clarke & Clarke. The wallpaper has the design called “Hexagon” with the color “Mercury”.


To finish, nothing better than surprise you with wallpaper where you did not even think about it. Some parts of your house, such as hallways, deserve more! As we talked before, any wallpaper from Phillip Jeffreis can always remodel your place. Here is another example of a grasscloth application done in Newton (Massachusetts). The responsible for this project is the interior designer Meg McSherry.

Wallpaper Inspiration

Painting and decorating require a lot of effort, knowledge, and creativity. It is not an easy job to get inspired while renovating your house. A lot of homeowners decided to go for the help of an interior designer – which we highly recommend. Either way, if you are looking for decorating by yourself or will count on the expertise of a professional it is very important to know that wallpaper is always a great option to give a different look to your favorite room. The truth is wallpaper can make your master bathroom timelessly chic, your kids’ room incredible funny, your dining room extremely sophisticated or your living room more welcomed. Although wall coverings could be a solution to your decor-problem, hanging today’s wallpaper with perfection is not a simple process. Even with the simplest peel and stick wallpaper, there is a possibility that it will become bunched up when you hang it.  Hanging wallpaper is time-consuming so you should be considered when deciding whether or not hiring someone is worth it. If you decided to hire someone our company may be the best option if you live in the Boston Metro West Area. We have a vast portfolio and experience. In this post, we selected some of our wallpaper hanging services are done in the past years. Get inspired and decided to get your home a new look.

Our first option is for you that are looking for renovating your master bedroom. This room is located in Sudbury (Massachusetts) and it is a project of Christine Nelson Interior Design. More than just the ceiling painted with “Elephant Gray 2109-50” from Benjamin Moore, the owners of this house decided to go for their walls covered with the piece “T3003” from Thibaut. It is a great option to bring some temperance to your room.


Our team of wallpaper hangers is very talented and professional. We are capable of completely changing your house. If you are looking for something elegant and modern for your staircase area we suggest you get inspired by the choice of the group of interior designers “Boston Exterior Remodeling” responsible for this project in Dedham (Massachusetts). They went for the piece “Bumble Bee – BP 507” from Farrow and Ball.


Your home office should look incredible and a well-done application of a beautiful wall covering can help you with achieving that. Get inspired by this room done in Needham (Massachusetts) with the help of Christine Nelson Interior Design. The wallpaper used in this home office was the “Haruki Sisal (5004720) – Charcoal” from Schumacher.


Also with the help of Christine Nelson Interior Design and the right wallpaper we totally transformed this bathroom located in Needham (Massachusetts). This piece is the “Kami Charcoal” from Clarke And Clarke.


When we talk about how much wallpaper can modify your house here is a good example of how this is the truth. In this TV room located in Brookline (Massachusetts) we could have painted just the walls with the color “Papel Doll CSP-485” and finished with “Aura Interior Paint – Eggshell (524)”, both from Benjamin Moore but we the help of Emily Condon Interior Design we gave an extra touch to this room. Surrounding the fireplace we applied one of the grasscloths from Phillip Jeffries Ltd.


Talking about simplicity but even though stylist our suggestion is the “Asara Flower (5005321) Color Delft” from Schumacher. This piece was hanged in this bathroom located in Wellesley (Massachusetts).

If your bathroom is the first place you go in the morning you should make it the most beautiful spot in your house. Get inspired by this gorgeous bathroom project done in Walpole (Massachusetts). What about if you already have a wallpaper installed in your house but you are willing to change it? What about this one from Cole and Son called “Woods”? This pattern was designed by Michael Clark in 1959 and this project counted with the help of Christine Nelson Interior Design.


If your powder room is in the worse shape ever it is time to renovate it. This bathroom (located in Newton/Massachusetts) received the ideas of the interior designer Meg McSherry, a wallpaper from Quadrille Fabrics and the installation from our team. Meg also posted on her Instagram how this powder room was before our services. To read just click here.

Summer Exterior Painting Projects


Summer is coming to its end! Cold and crispy days are on its way and to give a farewell to the warmest season of the year here are some of our most recent exterior painting projects. Today we will discuss not just products used in these projects but also techniques. The first project was done in Needham (MA) while the second one was completed in Brookline (MA).


This beautiful yellow house was painted with the color “Montgomery White HC-33” from Benjamin Moore. We believe that this product gave the exactly necessary summer mood for this project.

Also, in the same project, we’ve got to paint this beautiful shutter door. The product selected to be used on this piece was the “Black Forest Green PM-12” from Benjamin Moore.

After a great season with so many exterior projects we believe that you don’t have to get a new house, our team can help you make your projects come true by improving your current home. For instance, this second project was done in Brookline (MA). Our clients already had this stunning structure for them that just needed to be improved. We decided to power wash the deck so we could restain and repaint it. The results are a new-looking deck to this beloved family enjoy the hot days of summer.

If you’ve got very interested in this project we suggest you follow us on our social media (@level5pntgllc). Over there, we have been posting more details and pictures about these two exterior painting projects. If you would like to see what we have already posted just click on here and here to see more about the deck project done in Brookline (MA). Also, you can visit here, here or here to know more about the Needham (MA) project.


1) “Montgomery White HC-33″ from Benjamin Moorebit.ly/2MRNXpY

2) “Black Forest Green PM-12” from Benjamin Moore: bit.ly/2oKKlaH