NYC Painting Contractors led by company founder, Mez Diamond, is New York’s top painting service for 2021. We partnered with Mez and his team on a project for The Ultimate New York Apartment, and challenged him with turning a large 1,800 square-foot loft space in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, from a rather average-looking space into a sanctuary of luxury through paint. We worked with Mez and his team for nearly a week, and there were plenty of hurtles to jump over in terms of paint. But, there was no hesitation by Mez and his NYC Painting Contractors crew as they took over the loft and turned it into a buttery-white cloud above Manhattan’s busy streets.
It’s easy to find a painter in New York City, but finding a reliable one with an eye for aesthetics, isn’t something one comes by daily. We had heard phenomenal things through word-of-mouth about Mez and his work, so we contracted him. We explained our desire to use Benjamin Moore’s premium Aura paint, which we secured through New York’s top painting resource, Janovic, and Mez agreed it was truly the right way to go and that Janovic would supply the best in town. After a brief site visit and visually gaining perspective of the space, Mez and his team got right to work.
NYC Painting Contractors came in and brought all of the supplies needed. They are known around town as being very capable and talented, but it wasn’t until we saw this and their preparedness in person, that we understood. The paint was delivered to the space, a rich buttery-white tone from Benjamin Moore, and Mez and his team outfitted everything with drop cloths and tape to begin work.
Even the elevator doors, all of which had chips and dents, we re-caulked, smoothed and sanded before being painted – which made them appear brand new. The space is big, so it took the team a bit to fully ready it for the primer application followed by layers of silky paint.
In the loft, there were problems. The prior occupant had painted the molding a dark grey color, which visually shortened the 9.5-foot ceilings. The master bedroom was painted grey and a light eggplant purple, and the entry and exit doors, including the elevators that open directly into the space, were damaged and painted black.
It all looked like a giant office space, instead of a haven for someone to call home.
Mez first believed the job would take three days, but, alas, he is a perfectionist. NYC Painting Contractors occupied the loft for roughly four days, to be sure everything was flawless – and it was.
The buttery-white was accented by a deep black matte color on the windows, also through Janovic, to add depth.
The kindness and professionalism the NYC Painting Contractors team displays, funnels down from the top – as Mez truly is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. He’s been in the business for decades, but he’s not jaded. He treats every customer like family, and every space like his own.
We met Mez in the loft on his last day, where he eagerly wanted to show us the job he had done. We were in awe how his talent and the talent of his crew completely changed the vibe of the loft and set the tone for the beginning of what would be the Ultimate New York Apartment. Paint can make or break a space and this is why using the correct paint and, most importantly, the right painter is imperative. For anyone seeking the very best in the world of New York City painting, NYC Painting Contractors is simply the best.