Philadelphia Rowhome; Rittenhouse Square

 

Formal Living Room

Formal Living Room

Formal Living Room

Formal Living Room

This paint job was one of the most fun jobs I’ve ever done.  We started by removing somewhere in the neighborhood of 4,000 square feet of 40 year old velvet wallpaper. Above you can see the Formal Living Room. The ceiling was painted with Benjamin Moore Regal Super-White flat paint to give the room a big, bright feeling. The plaster walls were left rough to keep the texture and were painted with an eggshell finish.

Kitchen

Kitchen

In the rear of the first floor sat the kitchen. The wooden beam & window frames were painted with Benjamin Moore Advance High-Gloss paint. In fact, all the woodwork in the house was painted with that paint. It is a wonderful waterbourne paint that behaves like an oil/alkyd and leaves a sharp, highly durable finish once it sets. The beam here in the kitchen was the same color as the cabinets you can see to the right. It was primed with Stix primer for optimal adhesion once the finish paint was applied. Ceiling & Walls were Benjamin Moore Regal.

Children's Bedroom

Children’s Bedroom

This 2nd floor bedroom was shared by a set of twins. Each one preferred a different color so one side was painted pink and the other blue. For the pink, a tinted primer was used first and then finished off with Benjamin Moore Aura, a paint that never needs more than 2 coats, even with deep color bases.

Children's Bedroom

Children’s Bedroom

This second floor bedroom had a built-in shelf removed where you see the mirror on the far right. The plaster was patched with drywall compound and primed for painting. Benjamin Moore Advance High-Gloss was used on the crown moulding and Regal on the walls.

3rd floor skylight

3rd floor skylight

This skylight peaked at 18 feet from the 2nd floor landing where the scaffold was set up. Benjamin Moore advance was used on the woodwoork and the Aura and Regal lines were used on the walls and ceiling.

 

 

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