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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.

Transform Your Vinyl Siding

Vinyl Siding Transformation done by Level Five Painting, LLC.

Vinyl siding is plastic exterior siding for houses and small apartment buildings, used for decoration and weatherproofing. Although this engineered product, manufactured primarily from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin, is commonly installed in residential construction in the United States and until a few years ago it was not recommended painting it to color-changing a vinyl siding.

Fortunately, nowadays painting contractors can work with premium products specially designed to transform houses. Without re-siding necessary, with the right products, and painting techniques, painters can now provide exceptional work changing the color of houses and buildings with vinyl siding while locking in optimal performance.

Vinyl Siding Transformation in Medfield (MA): After and Before

Debunking the misconception that you can’t paint your vinyl siding, our team strongly recommend using the product “Revive”, from Benjamin Moore. This product is offered in a large color palette and was exclusively created to rapidly give a new face to your vinyl siding. Although the “Revive” product can be found in many colors, you can’t find it in any “black” shade or any colors that contain black in the formula because it retains more heat than the other colors and can bend any vinyl siding. Another product option is a paint called “Duration” from Sherwin Williams which is a very good product, but whoever is painting the house have to disclose that the choosing color is going to be applied on vinyl siding and it cannot contains any type of black tint to the formula.

Now that you know that is possible to find the right product to color-change your vinyl siding, you can also find the perfect painting contractor to provide you this type of service. Level Five Painting, LLC. can change the color of your vinyl siding without overcharging you and taking longer than necessary to complete your project. According to the owner of our company, Jorge Aurichi, the secret to complete a perfect job involving any vinyl siding is to certify that your team will follow all steps of this procedure with knowledge and attention to detail. “The first thing you have to do in a vinyl siding project is power washing the house – maybe 2 or 3 times if necessary – to completely remove all chalk. Then you tape all the windows and isolate all areas you don’t want to paint. After that, you apply the Revive product either with a brush, rollers or spray, but the ideal is to apply it using a spray machine”.

Vinyl Siding Transformation in Medfield (MA): Before

It is extremely important to proceed with this type of project only during convenient weather – it’s not recommended to be done under extremely hot and sunny days nor during rainy days. According to Aurichi, perfect temperatures are between 53°F and 70°F, that’s why the end of spring and beginning of summer are the perfect days to hire someone to change the color of your vinyl siding.

Benjamin Moore Regal Select Exterior REVIVE for Vinyl Siding

Once the weather allows your contractor to get the job done, your project can be finished within a short time. “If you have time you can get those 2 or 3 power washing done on the same day. Once vinyl sidings don’t absorb the water, you can paint the house the next day. It takes around 4 days to get the color-changing of the vinyl siding of a 2,500 square ft. house is done”.

Vinyl siding projects are less pricy than any wood painting project. Once a reliable painting contractor got the job done, you paint with last long. “The “Revive” product costs around US$60/70 per gallon. It takes approximately 20 gallons to paint a 2,500 square ft. house”, said Aurichi. While any paint can fad naturally by time and weather, the only maintenance required is power washing your vinyl siding each spring in order to extend the life of your paint job.

Vinyl Siding Transformation in Medfield (MA): After

Are you interested in color-changing your vinyl siding? Contact our talented team of painters here. Call us at (617) 869-9446. E-mail us at contact@levelfivepaintingllc.com.

Protect Your Family From Exposures To Lead

                                                                                                 Somerville Lead-Safe banner

Lead paint is still present in millions of homes. If your home was built before 1978, there is a good chance it has lead-based paint, and you may be exposed to it. In 1978, the federal government banned consumer uses of lead-containing paint. Lead from paint, including lead-contaminated dust, is one of the most common causes of lead poisoning. It can cause serious health issues, especially for children (less than 6 years old).

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), if the paint in your house is in good shape you, probably, don’t have to worry about anything. But sometimes, deteriorating lead-based paint (peeling, chipping, chalking, cracking, damaged, or damp) is a hazard and needs immediate attention. If your income matches the restrictions, you may be able to apply for the “Lead Paint Safe” program in your city and get assistance to control lead hazards in your house unit.

                                                                     EPA Contractors Lead Safety During Renovations Brochure

Although this is a very serious problem, nowadays, you don’t have to spend tons of money in order to be safe. If your house still contains lead, you don’t need to hire a “deleading” service. You just need to choose a certified company that can works where lead can be found. By renovating your unit, you are making sure your walls are encapsulated and it will be extremely hard for your family to get in contact with lead.

EPA Contractors Lead Safety During Renovations Brochure

Although our team can’t remove lead from your house at the moment, our crew is certified by EPA with the “Lead-Safe Renovation for Homeowners” license, which means every single employee of Level Five Painting, LLC. can help you if lead can still be found in your house, in case if you live in Massachusetts and/or Rhode Island. Is extremely important to emphasize that a renovator’s intent is never to permanently eliminate lead paint hazards or make a “lead-free” claim about a home, building, or structure. The “Lead-Safe” renovation service is an option that fits your pocket and offers another layer of protection.

                                                                         Festool HEPA Vacuum used during Vinyl Siding projects

Currently, homeowners that face lead issues in their houses but don’t pay enough attention to this problem, end up hiring painting companies that are not licensed which can cause bigger and even more expensive problems in the future. By hiring “professionals” that can’t prove any “lead-safe” certifications, you and your beloved ones are exposed daily to risks of lead-poisoning, by inhaling and/or eating it. 

Example of  a Lead-Base House that needs a renovation

If you need help protecting your house, contact us. Our team is ready to help you. Call us at (617) 869-9446 or e-mail us at contact@levelfivepaintingllc.com. Here you can download the EPA Contractors Lead Safety During Renovations brochure.

Level Five Painting, LLC. Lead-Safe Renovation Contractor License

Level Five Painting, LLC. owner Lead-Safe Renovator Supervisor Initial Course Certification

Needham Interior Painting Project

Day by day, we from Level Five Painting, LLC. strive to provide the finest touch your painting project deserves. Since 2014 we have been making dreams come true by offering an impressive variety of residential painting services to homeowners throughout the Greater Boston and Metro West areas of Massachusetts. Our team is well skilled to repair and paint new, contemporary and historical homes, interior and exterior, with the objective of obtaining amazing results that will last.

One of our favorite things to do after finishing a painting project is sharing it with all our followers. We believe that this action is able to get people inspired. For us, nothing is better than great reviews and a very attractive portfolio. Fortunately, we have both (click here and here). Today we are here to share one of our most recent interior painting projects. Done in Needham (MA), this house had Christine Nelson as its interior designer. You can know more about her services by visiting her website: click here.

To start, this is the children (boys) bedroom. In this room, we played with different shades of blue by painting it with Benjamin Moore products. These walls were painted with “Subway Tile CSP-585” and finished with “Aura Interior Paint – Eggshell (524)”.


We believe that richly pigmented paint products resulted in vividly walls such as the ones from this attic bathroom. The walls of this room were painted with the cleanest, freshest and most uncomplicated of all greens, the “Yearbridge Green no. 287” from Farrow and Ball. According to the Farrow and Ball website, “this color was found at Yeabridge House, an 18th-century Georgian Hamstone farmhouse when the original gun cupboard was removed. This vibrant verdant green had laid untouched for many years but was amazingly still reminiscent of the lush Somerset grass that surrounds the house”.

With less yellow than green, the color “Yeabridge Green” is the true avocado green, perfect to receive all the lights from the attic of the house.

This family put so much effort to make their kids space super nicer that it got us asking ourselves: “what treatment do our children deserve and what kind of treatment are we giving to them?”. Our clients think their kids are worthy of the best bathroom we could ever paint, do we! Because of that, we transform this bathroom with some Benjamin Moore products.

In this room, we painted the walls with “Alfresco 1672” (color) and finished with “Aura Bath & Spa – Matte (532)”, both from Benjamin Moore.

If you 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 of this house. If you would like to see what we have already posted just click on here (to know more about the attic bathroom). Here or here (to read more about the boy’s bathroom) and here to visit a post about the boy’s bedroom.

1) “Subway Tile CSP-585” from Benjamin Moorebit.ly/2nHdsuS

2) “Aura Interior Paint – Eggshell (524)” from Benjamin Moore: bit.ly/2OF1ugY

3) “Yearbridge Green no. 287” from Farrow and Ballbit.ly/2BdAVO3

4)Alfresco 1672″ from Benjamin Moorebit.ly/2j4qK1R

5) “Aura Bath & Spa – Matte (532)” from Benjamin Moorebit.ly/2nEV8CH

Somerville Condo Interior Painting Project

Recently we created a blog post specially dedicated to a project done in a Somerville (Massachusetts) condo (click here to read it). On that post, we focused on two walls painted by the owner of our company, Jorge Carlos Auricchio. He used the painting techniques “Venetian Plaster” and “Faux Finish to work in the living room and the master bedroom of the house. Today we will keep talking about the same home. With more rooms completely painted we are here to share more details, pictures, and information about this beautiful project.

This is the living room and here we are able to see how a strong, moody deep mustard pigment and beautiful decor can make all the difference in a house. This vividly yellow wall was painted with “India Yellow no. 66” from Farrow and Ball.

This is the common bathroom of this project and it’s clearly easy to get inspired by this room. The walls were painted with “Dimpse no. 277” from Farrow and Ball and top coated with “Studio Glaze” from Benjamin Moore.

This elegant laundry room is located in the back of the house with the common bathroom. The walls of this place were painted with “Dimpse no. 277” from Farrow and Ball and top coated with “Studio Glaze” from Benjamin Moore. The trims were painted with “Cornforth White no. 228” from Farrow and Ball.

When we thought this house could not be more charming we painted this master bedroom wall. The results of a painting process using products from Fine Paints of Europe are a fresh and classy room. This room represents what we love most: to bring the finest touch your painting project deserves.

When you love to receive guests in your house you put all your efforts to make them feel very welcome in their bedrooms. In this project, the guest bedroom was painted with “Strong White no. 2001” from Farrow and Ball. The trims were painted with “All White no. 2005” from Farrow and Ball as well.

Still, in the guest area, this is the guests’ bathroom – very classic and stylish. This is the part of the house (walls) was painted with “Caggabe White no. 269” from Farrow and Ball.

This vivid bathroom vanity is also part of the guest bathroom. To get this ultra high glossy result we painted the cabinets with “Hollandlac Brilliant” on top of the color “E12-32” (“The One Thousand Collection”), both from Fine Paints of Europe.

1) “India Yellow no. 66” from Farrow and Ballbit.ly/2OopKnw

2) “Dimpse no. 277” from Farrow and Ballbit.ly/2vwCqBp

3)  “Studio Glaze” from Benjamin Moorebit.ly/2vtq11g

4) “Cornforth White no. 228 from Farrow and Ballbit.ly/2m3lAa8

5) Fine Paints Of Europe products: bit.ly/1q2RzBC

6) Strong White no. 2001” from Farrow and Ballbit.ly/2Ma8nu0

7) “All White no. 2005” from Farrow and Ballbit.ly/2MCa3Iw

8) “Caggabe White no. 269” from Farrow and Ballbit.ly/2nnvH8u

9) “Hollandlac Brilliant” from Fine Paints of Europe​: bit.ly/2u7pRfa

10)  “Color “E12-32” (“The One Thousand Collection”) from Fine Paints of Europe​bit.ly/2ATuj7k

Wellesley Exterior Painting Project

It’s Summer time and we from Level Five Painting, LLC. strive to provide every client with excellent work in every painting project, making it a pleasant and unique experience. We provide an impressive variety of residential painting services to homeowners throughout the Greater Boston and Metro West areas of Massachusetts. Our team is well skilled to repair and paint new, contemporary and historical homes, interior and exterior, with the objective of obtaining amazing results that will last.

Our team has dependable and polite painters who will take care of your painting project and your home making sure all work areas are protected, cleaned and secure. Our staff are fully insured and licensed professionals who operate in an efficient and friendly manner. We also maintain a non-smoking policy.

Because all of that, every single project painted by our employees is done with perfection. This post is dedicated to a summer project done in Wellesley (Massachusetts). This exterior project received paint products from Benjamin Moore and California Paints.

The body of this house was painted with a mix that consists of the “Old Navy 2063-10” from Benjamin Moore as the reference color in the product “Ultra 2010 – Low Sheen” from California Paints.

The trims of this project were painted with another mix: “White Diamond 2121-60” from Benjamin Moore as a color reference in the product “Ultra 2010 – Semi Gloss” from California Paints.  The bulkhead door was finished with “Ultra Spec 500 Low Sheen – Low Sheen (537)” from Benjamin Moore.

If you are interested to see more pictures about this house you can visit our Instagram posts entirely dedicated to this beautiful project (with videos): click here and here.

1)  “Old Navy 2063-10” from Benjamin Moorehttp://bit.ly/2LOKYgA

2)  “White Diamond 2121-60” from Benjamin Moore: http://bit.ly/2OvWzj2

3) “Ultra Spec 500 Low Sheen – Low Sheen (537)”  from Benjamin Moorehttp://bit.ly/2vmrt4z

4) “Ultra 2010 – Semi Gloss” from California Paintshttp://bit.ly/2LEkvmC

Venetian Plaster And Faux Finish

Our company can transform your plain walls into your home’s most elegant place with Venetian plaster and a lot of talent. This blog post is specially dedicated to this project done in a Somerville (Massachusetts) condo. The painter responsible for this project is the owner of our company, Jorge Carlos Auricchio. This project is special because two painting techniques were used: the “Venetian Plaster” and the “Faux Finish”. One in the living room and the other one in the master bedroom, respectively.

The living room wall was painted with the “Venetian Plaster” tint base from Modern Masters. This product matches the color “Ashley Gray HC-87” from Benjamin Moore. This painting also has a tiny paint of the color “Black 2132-10”, also from Benjamin Moore.

The second part of this project was done in the master bedroom. The products used in the wall are from Fine Paints of Europe. The “Latex Glaze | Semi-Gloss (405)” from Benjamin Moore.

If you are interested to see more pictures about this house you can visit our Instagram posts entirely dedicated to this beautiful project (with videos): click here to see the living room post | click here to see the master bedroom post. Here are the first two samples of these paintings.

The first sample is from the living room and the second one is from the painting done in the master bedroom.

1) “Venetian Plaster” from Modern Mastershttps://bit.ly/2NtWdbn

2) “Ashley Gray HC-87” from Benjamin Moorehttps://bit.ly/2JAJpxL

3) “Black 2132-10” from Benjamin Moore: https://bit.ly/2uFUhVs

4) Fine Paints of Europe products: https://bit.ly/1q2RzBC