S.W. Gillen Painting Services

By: Gillen Painting  09-12-2011
Keywords: Painting, Window Cleaning, ceiling

As an artist, I understand that choosing colors for your interior and/or exterior projects can be overwhelming. Let us take the guesswork and fear out of these choices by offering practical advice and inspiration. When it comes to interiors, color can magically transform your home. It can dramatically change one’s perception of a space, divert attention from almost any architectural flaw, and can be a great mood setter. Color selection for your exterior surfaces can completely transform a house, giving it new character and style. We are here to help you understand the power and effect of color, and how to best pair color with the architecture of your home. We truly believe that the best color schemes are those that make you happy to be home.

We offer stucco repairs of all textures, and a full line of painting finishes for your stucco needs.

Installation of baseboards, crown molding, and trim are services that we frequently provide to our customers. If you desire custom-designed carpentry, we have a list of qualified carpenters that we would be happy to refer you to.

We offer a full range of high performance finishes for all of your interior and exterior natural wood finishes. The stains we use create a protective film that provides a premium furniture-like look while still allowing the natural characteristics of your wood to shine through. Our staining experts can match almost any color stain you desire. Services and products include, but are not limited to: semi-transparent, semi-solid, solid body, decking, marine, geld, dye, and wiping stains. We also offer a complementary maintenance program on all of our stain work. We will contact you every two years to check on your finishes. Due to many of our client’s close coastal proximity, we recommend that South and West-exposed surfaces be re-treated every two to three years, and North and East-exposed surfaces be re-treated every three to four years.

Although I, Scott, am a professional painting by trade, being an artist is my passion. While my expertise rests in portraits, I am familiar with the best muralists in the business and would be more than happy to help you find the most appropriate artist for your project.

Whether you are looking to refinish your existing cabinets or have new cabinets that need work, we offer a full range of premium furniture-like treatments. See "Special Finishes" below for the unique cabinet finishes we offer.

We offer a wide range of garage floor coatings, epoxy finishes, color flake systems, etc.

Power washing is the first step to a quality exterior finish. Not only does it remove dirt, grease, grime, loose paint, and salt-water deposits, it will ensure the longevity of the paint’s bond to your home’s surfaces. After we have performed your exterior painting, we can routinely wash your home to keep the paint looking fresh and clean. Salt-water deposits are the main cause of exterior wear and tear, making maintenance very important in coastal locations like La Jolla, Del Mar, and Pacific Beach.

Paint stripping is an unpleasant job that leaves most people frustrated and with poor results. Let our professionals tackle this task for you. We have access to the best stripping products and are confident that there will be little to no damage to your surfaces.

Whether you want to remove your popcorn ceiling or just patch it up, we can do either. After an acoustic ceiling removal, we will re-texture your ceiling to any finish you desire (knockdown, skip-trowel, orange peel, smooth, etc.) We highly recommend that you have your ceiling properly tested for asbestos before considering removal. While we would be happy to perform this service for you for a fee, asbestos-testing kits can also be purchased at most hardware stores.

Talk about an unpleasant job! Different types of wallpaper require different removal methods. Our employees are trained in these methods and will perform them in a clean and nondestructive manner. We will then prepare your walls for new wallpaper or paint. We don’t offer wallpaper installation at this time, so please contact Don Thompson at (619) 318-8842. He is skilled at wallpaper installation and would be happy to assist you.

Window cleaning comes complimentary with every interior/exterior window, glass door, or complete exterior paint job. We also provide scheduled window cleaning services.

My commitment is to supervise all phases of your job, from the beginning steps of prep to the final touchups. I am in constant daily communication with you, your project’s contractor(s), and my jobsite foreman. I also offer consulting work on your private projects to help ensure the proper methods of the painting industry are being applied. I can go over estimates you’ve received and make sure you are receiving the service you are paying for.

Perfect for those little projects you thought you’d have time to do yourself but don’t! We will arrange for one of our painters to work at your home for an 8-hour day of service. Please call for our painter’s hourly rates.

Keywords: ceiling, Painting, power washing, Window Cleaning