(Hershey, Pa. October 22, 2015) – The Mid-Atlantic Council of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America selected John Neill Painting & Decorating to receive the Residential Interior PIPP Award for their entry titled “New Residential Construction in Merion, Pa.” Projects qualify by integrating the exceptional use of color, innovation, specialty finishing techniques, safety compliance, technical skills, creativity, project difficulty, and superior execution.
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“When Drueding Builders was commissioned to build the largest private residence in Lower Merion Township in recent years, their goal was to assemble a team made up of the top contractors in the area to ensure the successful completion of the project. After asking several others in the industry who the best painting company was for large high end residential work, the name John Neill Painting & Decorating came up again and again. After reviewing references and confirming the completion of similar projects over eighteen thousand square feet every year over the past decade, John Neill Painting & Decorating was awarded the contract.
Once the interior was ready for paint, our crew worked efficiently and meticulously, following the instructions provided by the builder, interior decorator and homeowners. There were numerous change orders throughout the duration of the project, but the work flowed seamlessly thanks to our highly experienced team of career craftsmen, who met all of the deadlines for the projects completion.
Benjamin Moore paints were used throughout the house on the ceiling, walls and trim. All of the trim was primed, sanded between coats and cleaned with tack rags, before two finish coats of Satin Impervo Oil were applied by brush. All areas that received stain were first treated with a surface conditioner before applying the stain, followed by two coats of wiping varnish, which were applied by hand to create a clean finish with no visible brush strokes. Venetian plaster was applied in the main hallway on the first floor, along with a textured glazed stucco finish on the walls in the sunroom. A custom hand cut three-dimensional stencil was created for the walls in one of the girl’s room before being painted by hand.
Working with homeowners can be difficult, but adding the builder, architect and interior decorator to the list makes for the ultimate challenge. Needless to say, all involved were not only thrilled with the finished product, but also the level of care and professionalism shown by our crew while working in the home.”