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John Neill Painting & Decorating Receives 2014 Best of Narberth Award

2014 Best of Narberth Award for Residential Painting Awarded to John Neill Painting for their service to Philadelphia and Main Line residents2014 Best of Narberth Award for Residential Painting

NARBERTH July 22, 2014 — John Neill Painting & Decorating has been selected for the 2014 Best of Narberth Award in the Residential Painting category by the Narberth Award Program.

Each year, the Narberth Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Narberth area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Narberth Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Narberth Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Narberth Award Program

The Narberth Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Narberth area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Narberth Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Narberth Award Program

John Neill Painting Earns Esteemed 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Angie's List 2013 Super Service Award ~ John Neill Painting

Angie’s List Philadelphia Painters Super Service Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service.

 John Neill Painting has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service in 2013.

“Only about 5 percent of the companies John Neill Painting competes with in the Philadelphia Suburbs are able to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a mark of consistently great customer service.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2013 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, have a fully complete profile, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the 2013 Super Service Award logo next to company names in search results on AngiesList.com.

Angie’s List helps consumers have happy transactions with local service professionals in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to healthcare. More than 2 million paid households use Angie’s List to gain access to local ratings, exclusive discounts, the Angie’s List Magazine and the Angie’s List complaint resolution service.

John Neill Painting & Decorating Wins Picture It Painted Professionally (PIPP) Award

2010 Picture It Painted Professionally Winner

(St. Louis – March 2010) The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) selected John Neill Painting & Decorating to receive a Residential Exterior Picture It Painted Professionally (PIPP) Award for their entry titled, ”Victorian Mansion, Berwyn, PA”. Projects qualify by integrating the exceptional use of color, innovation, specialty finishing techniques, safety compliance, technical skill(s), creativity, project difficulty, and superior execution. Entries may be submitted in ten (10) categories, which are Residential Interior, Exterior, and Wallcoverings; Industrial; Commercial Interior, Exterior, and Wallcoverings; Decorative Finishes; Restoration; and Charity Projects. Each project entry must have been completed by an active PDCA member in good standing.

Selected as the PIPP Winner for Residential Exterior John Neill Painting and Decorating completed a project servicing the exterior entry of a Victorian Mansion in Berwyn, PA. Two aspects of the project provide specific challenges. The homeowners wanted the paint to reflect the trends associated with the era of the home’s construction. Additionally, the home has a large tower the presented application challenges. The tower was painted the same color as the third floor gables helping it to stand out against the remainder of the house. First and second floor levels were painted with different colors. The end result is a reflection of what the home might have looked like years ago and a very satisfied customer.

The award was bestowed earlier this year during the PDCA Awards Program at the association’s Paint and Coatings Expo (PACE) mega convention and trade show in Phoenix. “PDCA is excited to recognize John Neill Painting & Decorating for their exceptional work.”, Richard Greene, PDCA CEO, Stated.

Founded in 1884, PDCA represents the interests of professional painting and decorating contractors nationwide. Among the most prominent objectives of PDCA are the enhancement and further development of the painting and decorating profession and industry.

Today, PDCA represents the interests of over 2,000 member companies representing approximately 15,000 coatings industry employees across the U.S. and Canada.

Painting Contractor Receives PDCA’s PIPP Award for Excellence in Painting

PDCA's PIPP Award for Excellence in PaintingPDCA’s PIPP Award for Excellence in Painting 2009

Achievement Recognized at National Convention

(ST. LOUIS – February 2009) The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) selected John Neill Painting & Decorating for their work on the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion as recipient of the 2009 Residential Restoration Interior PIPP: Picture It Painted Professionally Award, which annually brings recognition to the outstanding projects of PDCA’s professional painting and decorating contractors.

The award was bestowed earlier this year during the PDCA Awards Program at the association’s Paint and Coatings Expo (PACE) mega convention and trade show in New Orleans. “PDCA is honored to be able to recognize John Neill Painting for their exceptional work.

The awards program is a very special event where members can be honored and recognized by their peers for their craftsmanship”, Beth Horan, CPA, PDCA Interim CEO stated.

The Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is the only authentically restored Victorian mansion and garden in Philadelphia. Built in 1859 by the Maxwell family, the mansion included all the available luxuries of that era such as gas lighting, central heating, running hot and cold water, and an indoor toilet. It also boasted all emerging painting and decorating trends of the time, truly showcasing Mr. Maxwell’s many accomplishments as a highly successful entrepreneur.

Threatened by demolition in the 1960’s, the neighborhood rallied to save the mansion and restore it. A leak in the roof had caused extensive water damage throughout the interior, making this restoration a notable challenge. The Executive Director of the Mansion, called for assistance in replicating the original wall coverings. During the course of this project, a total of eight interior rooms were restored. One of the more challenging rooms was Mrs. Maxwell’s Sitting Room, which had suffered extensive water damage to the walls, ceiling and woodwork. The first stage of the restoration was to repair the plaster, allow it to cure, and seal it with an oil-based primer. Next, the elaborate stenciling was re-created by hand and then replicated on the ceiling and walls to restore the damaged areas. Forty-five colors were hand mixed during this process to match and blend seamlessly with the original stenciling. Due to extensive wood rot, much of the woodwork in the room required repair, which was done through the use of a two-part epoxy, followed by a primer and two finish coats of paint. Wood graining, decorative painting and stenciling were then used to recreate the original designs on all the doors, baseboards and shutters. The level of skill and craftsmanship required was unparalleled by any other restoration they had completed to date, bringing this particular project to an exciting and exceptional close. Further repair and restoration to the exterior of the mansion is currently in the planning process.

Founded in 1884, PDCA represents the interests of professional painting and decorating contractors nationwide. Among the most prominent objectives of PDCA are the enhancement and further development of the painting and decorating profession and industry.

Today, PDCA represents the interests of over 5,000 owners and top-flight managers from more than 2,500 painting and decorating firms across the U.S. and Canada.

Front Door Refinishing

One thing you might not know about John Neill Painting & Decorating is that we also do front door refinishing in Philadelphia and The Main Line. If your front door is looking a little dull, you may want to consider having it refinished this summer so it will be sound and properly protected before the colder months arrive. Depending on the condition of the door, it may only require cleaning and applying a fresh coat of varnish. If the door gets direct exposure to the sun however, stripping, staining and applying 2 coats of marine varnish may be the best option. This was the case for these two doors in Gladwyne, PA and Chestnut Hill, PA, and I think it’s safe to say the results are stunning. Let our team of craftsmen update your front entrance with the best and most durable products on the market.

Front Door Refinishing in Philadelphia & The Main Line

 

 

 

Exterior Stucco Color Change in Haverford, Pa.

After 41 years in business, there are still times when we’re completely amazed at how much something as simple as a color change can transform a house. We are sometimes asked, can stucco color be changed? Absolutely! Take a look at this exterior stucco color change job we did in Haverford, PA. The first step in this process was to remove the shutters for repair and painting in our shop. Next the house was pressure cleaned to remove all dirt and debris to create a clean surface for the new stucco color. Thirty gallons of StoCoat® Lotusan® exterior masonry coating* were applied to the exterior of home, and once complete the shutters were reinstalled. With updates to the exterior landscaping as well, this home has undergone a complete makeover in just under a month and is ready to welcome family and friends all summer.

 

Exterior Stucco Color Change in Haverford, PA

* John Neill Painting only uses the finest products available for each substrate that is to be painted. For stucco we use StoCoat® Lotusan® Lotus-Effect® technology.

Dirt particles are unable to hold on the leaves of the lotus plant and simply flow off with the rain droplets that fall on the plant. The Lotusan® exterior coating possesses a high water-repellent surface similar to that of a lotus leaf. Its microstructure has been modeled on the lotus plant to minimize the contact area for water and dirt. The surface additionally offers enhanced hydrophobic properties.

 The problem with conventional exterior paints is that the soiling of the façade becomes increasingly visible over time. On weather exposed sides in particular, microorganisms find an ideal environment for colonization in the form of adequate moisture and nutrients from the dirt deposits. With the Lotus-Effect® technology on façades, water and dirt flow off immediately. The façade remains dry and attractive.

StoCoat® Lotusan® featuring a pronounced self-cleaning effect:

  • Very high level of water and dirt repellence after drying of the coating.
  • Highly resistant to soiling, pronounced self-cleaning effect.
  • Resists the growth of mold, mildew, and algae.
  • Excellent weather and chalk resistance, UV-stable.
  • Ideal for new construction and recoat projects over stucco and fiber cement board substrates.
  • High water vapor permeability.
  • Available in virtually any color.

Wallcoverings in Commercial Office Buildings

Did you know that we can remove and install wallcoverings in both residential and commercial spaces? Modernize your workspace with updated wallcoverings for commercial office buildings in Philadelphia and The Main Line by John Neill Painting & Decorating. Over the past few months, we have completed two commercial projects in Villanova and Devon, installing wallcoverings in the stairways and common areas of two office buildings. While the first project was pretty straight forward, the second included three different wallcovering selections, which were then installed in a specific pattern. In both spaces, the newly installed wallcoverings create a clean, but interesting backdrop in what would otherwise be an often overlooked, but heavily used area of the building. If you have a space in your home or office that could use some freshening up, our team of color experts and craftsmen are only a call or click away.Wallcoverings for Commercial Office Buildings in Philadelphia & The Main Line

 

Interior Finish Carpentry – Taking Care of the Small Details

Interior finish carpentry in Philadelphia & Main Line is among the many quality services provided by John Neill Painting & Decorating.

While the first thing you may notice when walking into a room is the wall color or a piece of artwork, if you’ve lived in the house for some time, you’re more likely to notice the little things that aren’t “quite right.” In this case it was a few vents on the floor that stuck out like a sore thumb, detracting from an otherwise beautiful room. And after growing tired of looking at them any longer, this Haverford homeowner gave us a call to come up with a solution.

After measuring and purchasing solid wood replacement vents our team of carpenters and painters cut them down to size and applied stain to match the existing finish of the hardwood floors before installation. Now they blend much more seamlessly with the space. Sometimes it’s the small details that make the biggest difference.

Interior Finish Carpentry in Philadelphia & The Main Line

 

APC Top Job Award 2016 – Philadelphia

APC Top Job Award Philadelphia 2016APC Top Job Award Philadelphia 2016 goes to John Neill Painting & Decorating!

We were honored to be selected as one of the top painting companies in the country as a part of American Painting Contractor Magazine’s 2016 Top Job Awards. While this was not a small project by any means, it was a highly rewarding one, which allowed our craftsmen to utilize a wide variety of skills including; faux finishing, decorative painting, and hand varnishing. Read the full story on the APC Website, and remember, no job is too big or too small for our career craftsmen.

The Story Behind “Simply White” – Benjamin Moore’s 2016 Color of the Year

2016 Color of the Year Backstory: Last week we hosted a designer luncheon along with Benjamin Moore to discuss color (of course) and the current trends in the painting industry.  While some may think that “Simply White” was not truly a “color”, after hearing the story of how Benjamin Moore’s research team arrived on this choice, we all walked away with a deeper knowledge of how the color trends emerge each year.

After traveling the world observing trends and looking for patterns, the new Louis Vuitton Foundation building in Paris left the biggest impression on the Benjamin Moore team. Being compared to a ship with billowing sails, the light and airy feel of the space led them to consider white for 2016, but with over 250 whites in the Benjamin Moore collection, deciding which white was the “right” white was still a difficult task. Staying in the mindset of the artistic world, and drawing from the Frank Gehry design, they imagined the life of various artists and set out to create the perfect backdrop for a traditional painter as well as a digital designer, and all of those who fall in between.

The New Louis Vuitton Foundation Building in Paris

Frank Gehry Fondation Louis Vuitton Paris Designboom 08

One of the keys to successfully using white to create a backdrop is to vary the tones and sheens of the paint. Pairing Simply White with Ballet White or Mascarpone creates subtle variations in color while leaving an overall freshness in any space. Using a high gloss finish on trim along with a matte finish on wall can also break up what could otherwise become too monotone when using one white throughout an entire space. Simply White also creates the perfect backdrop for more bold colors such as Black Ink, Patriot Blue, and Ravishing Red. The more we learned about white, the more we all realized that “white is not just white”, and the final conclusion of the Benjamin Moore color team was that white truly is an essential color in all decorating palettes. Whether your goal is to create a completely neutral backdrop or infuse a pop of color into a room in your home, choosing the right white to achieve your goal is just as important as choosing any other color. Here’s to white finally getting the credit it deserves as an integral color in home decorating.

2016 Color of the Year - The Color Palette by Benjamin Moore

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