Windy Painters Chicago, Inc.

The final word in painting

Millennium Park Chicago Downtown highrise condominium

Three days project / two painters.

The scope of work included: walls repair – stress cracks, nail holes , anchor removal and patching, small water damage repair.

Ceilings:  paint two coats of Sherwin Williams white flat CHB paint.

Walls: Benjamin Moore Regal select  matte paint. Bathrooms – semi-gloss paint.

Proposed quote included all labor, paint and supplies like painters blue tape, patching compound, mesh tapes for stress crack repairs, painters plastic to cover kitchen cabinets., cleaning supplies.

All floor were washed by Chicago painters  after the job was done.


Paint application methods:

  1. Paint brushing: 

Today used mainly for small surfaces  (eg. Corners hardly accessible corners), priming and painting with dense high viscosity paint when the brush reaches out to create various types of wall decoration .

Brush is the oldest technique renewal rooms. The advantages of this method of painting are:

  • simple and inexpensive equipment
  • ease of painting
  • less complicated painting hard to reach areas
  • good use of paint and a small loss while painting
  • good coverage of the substrate (the possibility of a good rubbing the coating material in the pores and uneven surfaces).

The disadvantages of this technique are:

  • time-consuming paint (approx. 10 m2 / h)
  • difficulties in applying fast-drying product
  • leaving stokes (traces of the brush).

Painting begins with the preparation of the brush. In order to remove him from dust and loose hair tool wash in soapy water, then rinse thoroughly and dry it. Thus prepared, the brush is ready to paint.

This technique due to its nature requires that the paint used to paint with a brush characterized by a longer drying time. Apply with a brush so easily, eg. Oil paints. They are suitable for the tool with a short, hard bristles. Paint drying quickly, such as for example. Enamels (acrylic, vinyl) require the application of a special technique and experience. The better to apply a flat brush with soft bristles.

The undoubted disadvantage of brushing is the formation of so-called. strokes, which traces go brush. This can be overcome by using leveling the surface of a flat brush or changing some techniques of painting. Lightly tapping on Tracing the end of the brush with long soft bristles. However, this is time consuming and requires precision.


  1. Roller application:

The method most popular because of its high performance and simplicity of execution. This technique paint ceilings, walls, impregnate wood furniture pickles.

Advantages paint roller:

  • cheap, simple and readily available hardware
  • fast and easy application
  • uniform coverage equal smooth walls

Disadvantages of this technique are the following:

  • difficulties in painting worse places available
  • inaccurate coverage of rough surfaces and structures
  • difficult to control thickness.

On large surfaces Chicago painter  distribute the paint with a large (18-25 cm) rolle , performing vertical movements. Painting always end up in the same direction. When painting a surface (a wall), we should not do breaks, but combine consecutive fragments of the “wet on wet”. The paint on the roller kidding abundantly with paint tray and distribute as evenly as possible on the ground and slightly leading shaft. When the paint is dry, you should not make local improvements, but to paint the entire wall. This applies particularly to paint an intense color.

  1. Method of spraying (HVLP or airless)

This method requires complicated and expensive equipment and the skills of its service and specialty paints. Spraying techniques are extremely powerful but challenging experience. Due to their nature, they are used rather the need for painting a very large surfaces.

When planning a renovation in your home, especially if we plan to do it the first time, it is best to use a mixed technique – brush (in hard to reach places) and roller (large wall surfaces).

Lincoln Park wallpaper accent wall

Scope of work:

  • Repair drywall damages,
  • Paint the trims with Sherwin Williams white semi-gloss Emerald paint. Two coats,
  • Prime the wall with wallpaper primer to promote adhesion and ease wallpaper adjustment,
  • Install / hang wallpaper.

Lakeview drywall repair, installation

The job was performed on the first week of November.

The full scope of work included:

  • install R-19 insulation,
  • install  / repair drywall – 5/8 thickness,
  • tape, mud, sand and primer the drywall,
  • trims, doors and windows: paint two coats of Sherwin Williams ProClassic white semi-gloss paint,
  • paint the ceiling: two coats of Sherwin Williams white flat CHB paint,
  • paint the walls: two coats of Sherwin Williams Emerald matte paint.

Lincoln Park wrought iron fence

  • Job was located near Lincoln Ave  and Seminary Ave intersection, Lincoln Park, Chicago
  • Time of realization: one day,
  • Step first: remove all rust and peeling paint with grinders,
  • Step two: shown in video above –  apply one coat of rust converting primer Rust Destroyer fast dry.
  • Step three: apply one coat of Sherwin Williams Industrial Pro Urethane Enamel. Black gloss.

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.

Old Irving Park house painting

Old Irving Park Victorian house painting:

  • Remove wallpaper in master bedroom,
  • Prime the walls and stained woodwork with oil-based primer,
  • Repair walls and ceiling damages,
  • Paint the ceilings with Sherwin Williams white flat CHB paint,
  • Paint the trims, doors, windows and closets with Benjamin Moore Regal white semi-gloss paint,
  • Paint the walls with Sherwin Williams Emerald matte paint.