Windy Painters Chicago, Inc.

The final word in painting

Interior painting. Trims, doors, spindles, risers

Lincoln Park fence peeling paint and rust removal

Wrought iron fences and porches refinishing

Our standard procedure of wrought iron fence and metal porch painting includes:

  • Rust, peeling paint, grease and dirt removal. To perform this step we use power grinders, power wire brushes, scrapers, denatured alcohol, and paint thinner.  All surfaces must be vacuumed or swept before next step,
  • Priming cleaned surfaces – Rust  converting primer – Rust Destroyer

Wallpaper

Windy Painters install most of wallpapers available on the market, including:

  • grass cloth – delicate, textured wallcovering. Not scrubbale,
  • fabric backed wallpaper – strong, durable, scrubbable wallcovering,
  • unpasted wallpaper,
  • solid vinyl prepasted – peelable wallcovering. leaves a paper backing
  • untrimmed wallpaper,
  • commercial style wallpaper,
  • photo murals –  one wall covering,
  • liner paper – wallcovering for problem walls. Installed horizontally.
  • paintable, textured wallcovering – can hide wall imperfections.

Standard installation procedure includes:

  • preparation: drywall / plaster repairs: stress cracks, water damages, nail pops, nail holes, uneven surface, skim coating,
  • walls priming: Roman wallpaper primer – RX35
  • installation: only skilled / experienced installer can do the job. Wallpaper is much more expensive than paint. Every mistake cost more than paint splash, scratch etc.
  • Average room wallpaper installation takes two days including all preparation.
  • Fabric and grass cloth installation is usually costs 50% more than regular wallpaper .
  • Commercial style wallpaper installation usually cost 20% less than regular wallpaper. This wallpaper is also more durable than other covering.

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Drywall and plaster repair

Standard plaster and drywall repair procedure:

  • Remove all furniture (if possible),
  • Cover floors with painters drop cloths and furniture with plastic,
  • Remove damaged  drywall, plaster,
  • Support  the rest of drywall or plaster with board adhesive, screws, studs,
  • Seal damaged areas with oil-based primer,
  • Install insulation (if required),
  • Install drywall support: for small damages – stiff mesh, for bigger damages – wooden studs.
  • Install drywall,
  • In some cases we install metal mesh and apply plaster compound,
  • Tape, patch, sand and prime with PVA primer,
  • Paint the ceiling with flat or semi-gloss  (Bathroom) paint.
  • Clean the job site.
  • Get paid :)

Usually the whole process takes one day.

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Wicker Park metal porch rust treatment

  • Remove heavy rust with hammer,
  • Remove rust with grinder – 36 grit flap disc and twisted wire cup,
  • Vacuum all paintable surfaces,
  • Seal the metal with rust converting primer – Rust Destroyer,
  • Apply one coat of Sherwin Williams Industrial Urethane Enamel

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