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Phoenix Painting of Greater Hartford

We take the "pain" out of painting!

(860) 818-1260

Hartford, Connecticut

Vernon, Connecticut

Manchester, Connecticut



CT HIC Lic. #0628605


This was a smoke damage repair project in East Hartford, Connecticut. The home was an inheritance. It had only been painted once in it's lifetime. The damage was the result of 40+ years of cigarette and cigar smoke.
As you will be able to tell, the smoke damage was so intense it permeated every surface in the home. A lot of prep work was required to remove as much smoke as possible before any painting could begin.
First lets take a look at some 'before' photos.
It may seem difficult to believe, but these walls and ceilings were really this dark with smoke and nicotine.

Smoke damaged family room before painting Smoke damaged living room before wallpaper removal and painting Smoke damaged living room before wallpaper removal and painting Smoke damaged dining room before wallpaper removal and painting Smoke damaged bedroom before wallpaper removal and painting Smoke damaged family room before painting Smoke damaged window trim and ceiling before painting Smoke damaged wall trim and wallpaper removal before painting

There was a lot of cleaning to be done!
First the chandelier in the dining room was removed and disassembled for cleaning. All the furniture and floors had to be covered with plastic, then all the panes of glass in the windows and doors washed and carefully taped off.

french door taped off for spray painting

Wallpaper removal:
When the paper was removed, the walls and ceilings (not fun!) were washed many times. Nicotine poured down the walls. We literally scraped 5 gallon buckets full of glue from the walls over and over. The most difficult part was removing the wallpaper from the foyer and stairway, which didn't want to budge. But we got it. Next, dozens of wall repairs had to be done in every room, stairway, and foyer. Then, the ceilings, walls and trim were painted with 2 coats of oil based primer.
Finally, all ceilings were painted 2 or 3 coats white and the walls were painted with Behr's Swiss Coffee, which is white with a subtle touch of cream. The final result was spectacular.

Smoke damaged family room after painting Smoke damaged bedroom before after painting Smoke damaged dining room after painting Smoke damaged family room after painting Smoke damaged family after painting Smoke damaged dining room after painting

As you can see, this smoke damage restoration was a success! The homeowners were thrilled.. We are so proud of our hard work on this project

The owner's written review of this smoke damage project:

"I hired Phoenix Painting for a project to rehab, restore and refinish the interior of our 63 year old 2-story Colonial, with nicotine staining, lack of maintenance and pet damage. They repaired all the cracks in the ceilings, then sprayed new popcorn finish and paint to a like new condition. They removed all wallpaper, compounded and sanded walls, washed all areas, except floors and ceilings. Prepped all areas for painting. Applied at least 2 coats of stain blocking primer and at least 2 coats of topcoat paint to walls, trim, windows and doors. The result was better than new.

Overall satisfaction of work/services performed : Excellent.

Would you use the same contractor again: Yes.

B. Pierce, East Hartford, CT


Let's work on your next paint project - we take the "pain" out of painting!



Residential Interior Painting:

Ceiling repairs, popcorn ceiling repairs and spray painted ceilings
Drywall repair
Drywall installation
Painting stained woodwork
New construction painting
Installation of new dors, door jambs and basboard
Restoration painting
Water and smoke damage repair
Ice Dam repairs
Whitewashing brick fireplaces
Textured ceilings
Knock down finishes
Wall textures
Faux finish painting
Painting Kitchen cabinets
Painting Trim
Painting Basements and garage floors


Exterior Painting:

Staining wood and cedar Houses
Painting aluminum siding
Painting vinyl siding
Deck staining
Power washing - mildew removal
Carpentry repairs
Cleaning and restaining log cabins and log homes
Application of exterior brick and stone sealant for water and moisture control

Proudly serving our customers in the Greater Hartford area for over 40 years including:

East Hampton
East Hartford
East Windsor
New Britain
South Windsor
Stafford Springs
West Hartford
...and many more!

Phoenix Painting of Greater Hartford

Hartford - Vernon - Manchester, Connecticut

(860) 818-1260

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