Good interior surface preparation makes all the difference in the world when trying to achieve the best possible paint job for interior painters. With over 20 years of hands-on experience in the residential and commercial exterior painting behind him, Joe has seen almost all scenarios; and has become a mentor to his workforce of interior/exterior painters. Surfaces to be painted in general need to be clean, dull, and dry. This is achieved by wiping down of walls with a cleaning solution, holes are to be filled, cracks caulked or taped, sanding; and finally primed with a good quality interior primer. Joe has had good experiences with Sherwin-Williams® Paint, Benjamin Moore, and Behr Marquis. He has established relationships with distributors of these products that allow customers to save money on the high costs of paints. Joe does not set out to show profits from material costs, only labor. Ceilings are painted first in most cases, then trim, and finally, walls cut in last. Being a Top Pro in his field of interior/exterior painters, and his son Tyler (Foreman) have no need of the use of tape for sharp cut lines. Their years of experience have paid off giving them both the ability to produce high quality work in a timely manner. As a top painting contractor, Joe Tamborra Painting Co. has found Sherwin-Williams®, Emerald® paint to be a very strong choice when cost is not an issue. Also, quality brushes such as Corona or Purdy make painting go more smoothly. In addition the use of quality Purdy white dove naps create little to no over-spray from rollers. At least two finish coats are best when trying to gain the best results. Of course, the use of drop cloths and plastic makes our final clean-up a breeze. Last but not least Joe and his team inspect the work; and Joe does a final walk-through with the homeowner or business owner. Punch lists are not generally needed, because this Norwich painting contractor has a keen eye and a attention to detail!
A residential and commercial interior and exterior painting contractor should start with a quality power washing with the use of bleach or an adequate mildew cleaner when working on exteriors. The power washing should be thorough, cleaning off all dirt, mold, and mildew; from the top to bottom of the home or business. Several days should be allowed for adequate drying time before any paint is applied. The next step would be scraping loose paint and sanding as needed. Holes should be filled with wood filler, and cracks filled with a premium caulk. Larger problems in the wood should be addressed with a good carpenter and new wood.
Joe has developed lasting relationships with Top carpenters that he uses as sub-contractors when needed. He believes in specializing in a certain field, and not spreading himself to thin, and Mastering nothing. All bare-wooded areas should be primed first with a good quality primer. In many cases, Joe and his crew entirely hand brush the body and trim of homes and businesses. A bad painting contractor nowadays takes a lot of shortcuts and relies heavily on spraying paint. When the paint is brushed on, it helps it to be pushed into the surfaces to an even greater degree; instead of just lying upon the surface. Precautions are taken to not damage the property of residential and commercial customers; with the use of drop cloths and plastic. Before a final inspection of the painting takes place, a walk around the job site is done to ensure adequate cleaning of the job site is done. Finally, Joe and the residential or commercial client do a final walk-through, and inspection of all work. Punch lists are rarely needed seeing Joe and Tyler have years of experience, and manage and work with all their interior and exterior painters, and this allows us to be a high-end painting contractor!
We power wash homes, businesses, decks, sidewalks, and lawn furniture. Power washing although it can be learned in a day, it takes time to master. As in painting, one must be thorough and have good technique; especially when washing siding. Siding could be easily ruined by inexperienced workers, or not be adequately cleaned. You can find a painting contractor who will power wash roofs also, but we don’t believe in the washing of roofs; feeling it may do more harm than good.
We at times take on smaller drywall projects when needed. And Joe's years of experience in the trades have brought him into relationships with other pros in different trades. We also have excellent taping and repair skills here at Joe Tamborra Painting Co. So, drywall and plaster repairs are mostly handled in-house, helping us maintain a reputation of a painting contractor that manages your project to perfection!
When undertaking Projects outside our field of painting, with our 20 years of dealing with other Top tradesmen, we utilize Specialists within other Trades such as Carpenters, Drywallers, and Remodelers. However having a vast knowledge of construction, we oversee Projects and allow our customers the luxury of receiving a fair market price.
Generally, on exterior painting jobs, there are a few boards that need replacing before painting. Minor carpentry items are frequently handled in-house. Also, Joe and his team are experts in repairs to wood, with wood filler and caulking.
Residential and commercial staining for us is as easy as painting. We have stained many businesses, homes, and decks through the years; and have many satisfied customers.
Joe and his crew are experts in wallpaper removal. Also following the removal of wallpaper, glue is washed from walls, as well as repairs are done. Then walls are sanded and sized for installation of new wallpaper.
We also restore old windows with re-glazing. Remove old windows and doors and install new ones. Take on small tiling jobs, and smaller remodeling jobs. That is why when looking for Top interior and exterior painters, we are the BEST choice around as a painting contractor!
Many jobs can be completed in one day and estimated by phone!
23 Maple Street, Norwich, CT 06360, US
08:00 – 16:00