About Elite Painting, LLC

Elite Painting, LLC is all about quality and value. Whether it be a 200 year old barn, a contemporary home, or a functional commercial office space we take great pride in each and every project. All work is on time and on budget and meets or exceeds all expectations. We're more that just paint. We're wall paper, faux finishes, historical restorations and everything required to get the job done right. – Mark Wilkes, Member/Manager
When I decided to have my 280-year-old farmhouse repainted, I asked around for recommendations. Elite Painting was the top choice and that was good enough for me. Mark and his crew worked all summer on this project, removing centuries of old cracked and peeling paint, down to the bare wood. Attention to detail is what Elite is all about. And the result speaks for itself: this historic building has been given a new lease on life. – Dr. Stephen Bandy, Woodbury

Tips and Techniques

Below you will find a few featured tips and techniques that we adhere to in all of our commerical work. We are sharing these ideas for two reasons 1) Should you want to try these ideas in painting projects of your own, you may do so 2) By seeing the attention to detail that we provide in all of our work you may have a better understanding of what Elite Painting, LLC has to offer .

Preparing Paint

Open the cover, give it a stir, and your good to go. Not hardly. One of the keys to getting a professional looking paint job is starting out with paint that is free of particles like dust or dried pigments. That means we strain your paint. One of the best ways to do this is with a pair of old pantyhose, stretched over a bucket and the paint is carefully poured through. All the debris that was in the paint is now left behind…instead of on the project. And that’s just the beginning, thinning for brush, roller, or spray is a white other story for another time..

Detailing, Trim & Cutting In

( part 1 in a series)
Don’t work out of the paint can
Rather than dipping your brush into the gallon can the paint comes in, transfer a small amount to a paint pail. Pour only about an inch of paint into the pail. A small amount of paint prevents dipping your brush too deep, reduces weight and expedites cleanup if you spill the paint.

Pat, Don’t Wipe, to Load the Brush
Dipping the paintbrush and then wiping off the paint on the edge of a bucket is a common practice, but it’s not very efficient. It’s better to leave more paint on the brush by dipping the bristles about an inch into the paint and then just patting the brush against opposite sides of the pail. With that amount of paint on the brush, you’ll be able to cover more surface before you need to reload.
(Additional tips to come)

Color Consultation

Choosing the right colors for your home can be the hardest part of decorating. You may have the perfect decorating style in mind but choosing the right colors may be stopping you from decorating your home. Working with a color Elite Painting, LLC for your home can help you move forward with your decorating ideas. A pre-made palette is great when you want a neutral color palette that is tried and true. If you're more creative, we will work with you to design a custom palette. Finally we will handle all the color testing and color swatches in to see that the final colors work as intended.

Bringing Color to Your World – Wall Paper, Faux Finishes, Interior/Exterior and Historical Restoration. Fully insured. #HIC.0620726.

Mark R. Wilkes, Member/Manager 203 948-7271 elitepaintingllc@charter.net

Serving the towns of Washington, Roxbury, Woodbury, New Preston, Cornwall,
Lakeville, and Sharon, CT, greater Litchfield County and the Tristate Region

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