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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 high level of work quality as well as excellent finish. The project had 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 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 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 minimum 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.

Master bedroom final result

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 the air pollution in the house. To deal with this product, we had to use a specific equipment to control the dust (fasttool). Another request was to over protect 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 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 done the client did not like the finish result and asked us to change to an eggshell finish. Another last-minute request was regarding to the dining room. The home owner 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.

Master bedroom with high gloss ceiling

The clients required a very high level of skill specially 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 an 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 were 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 on our service was worthy 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 a 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.

Ceiling of the foyer (after)

Ceiling of the foyer (before)

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

Living room (after)

Living room (before)

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

Hallway (after)

Hallway (before)

Products used in the 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 a 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 responsible 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 big variety of options.
This example sorrounding 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 home owners 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 a 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 done in the past years. Get inspired and decided to get your home a new look.

Our first option is for you that is 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 to 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 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 a wallpaper can modify your house here is a good example of how this is 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 of 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.